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Improved Platooning Technology Cuts Fuel Use by 20 Percent

Platooning is not new, but exciting improvements in semi-truck technology are poised to make it even better. Peloton Technology recently announced a new team effort that could improve fuel efficiency by 20%.  The effort ...

Important Brake Maintenance

It is a big responsibility to be driving a 40 ton object down the highway at speeds reaching 70 mph. Nearly 500,000 semi truck accidents are reported each year, resulting in over 5,000 fatalities. One of the causes of accidents ...

Semi Trucks Transported Wreaths to Support Veterans

With the capacity to transport a wide variety of large loads, the semi-truck industry has taken part in a number of community service support missions. We're proud to report that recently, hundreds of trucks participated in ...

Daimler's Concept of Future Semi-Truck Technology

There's been a lot of talk recently about driver-less cars and semi-trucks hitting the road in the not-too-distant future. That technology, while interesting, is still a long-way off. Regardless of the advances in the software ...

Advantages of Financing Over Paying Cash For Your Next Truck

Your business is growing, and because of that, you need to add another medium duty truck to your fleet. While your capital reserves are adequate to cover the cost, you must take a moment to consider whether it's the best use of ...

What You 'Otto' Know About Self-Driving Semi-Trucks

"Long before autonomous vehicles are cruising the suburbs, you will have autonomous trucks on the highway." - Bryant Walker Smith, University of South Carolina law professor. Self-driving semi-trucks are hitting the ...

Voice Your Opinion On The Heavy Truck Speed-Limiter Rule Proposal

In today's semi-truck industry news, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed new rules that would govern the speeds trucks drive. The DOT hopes that by monitoring speeds of trucks, they'll be able to save $1 ...

Aerodynamic Mud Flaps That Reduce Drag and Improve Fuel Efficiency

When you think about semi-truck technology designed to improve fuel efficiency, the last thing you'd guess is that a mud flap could do the job. The truth is, however, one company has created a product called Eco Flaps that ...

3 Ways To Keep Your Trailers In Tip-Top Shape

When one thinks about semi-truck maintenance, the first thought is generally geared towards the tractor. After all, that's where the engine, transmission and brakes are located, so obviously it makes good sense to regularly ...

Roadside Inspection Tips For Heavy Truck Drivers

It is no surprise that most semi-truck drivers do not enjoy roadside inspections. These inspections are, though, important because they give the semi-truck and its driver an on the spot safety check-up. The Commercial ...
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