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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 ...

ELDs Will Soon Replace Paper Log Books For Drivers and Carriers

It's long been a requirement for truck drivers to log their hours of service (HOS), or Record of Duty Status (RODS). This information has, up until now, been documented in paper form by drivers and submitted to their employer ...

Volvo's SuperTruck

According to a September 13, 2016 article in HDT Truckinginfo, Volvo Trucks North America has unveiled its SuperTruck demo rig which features a freight efficiency improvement of 88%. This exceeds the 50% goal set forth by the ...

3 Quick Tips to Improve your Semi-Truck Health And Well-Being

In an article titled, "The Long White Line: The Mental and Physical Effects of Long-Haul Trucking", author Dan Nosowitz describes the occupation as follows, "Truck driving is, without a doubt, one of the most brutal jobs a ...

Controlling Idle Times To Decrease Emissions

Idling trucks are an issue for trucking companies for three important reasons. First, when a truck is running, but not moving down the road, the company isn't making any money. Secondly, idling trucks consume fuel, thus adding ...
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