‘Truck Fleets’ Category

Check Out the February Truck Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

If you’ve never been able to check out the Truck Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee, this year is a great year to make it an annual event! The Exhibition takes place from February 16-19, 2015, and it’s packed full of great events for you and some of the most valuable members of your fleet and […]

Self-Driving Trucks Could Hit Highways by 2025

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Good news for commercial truckers! Trucking itself is the hottest trend in U.S. transportation. In the American Trucking Association’s annual analysis of the transportation industry, trucking was again shown to be the primary transporter of freight in the U.S., beating all competitors. Moving nearly 70% of all domestic freight tonnage and collecting more than 80% […]

Five Trucker Road Safety Tips

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Working as a commercial truck driver may not be as dangerous as being a logger (#1) or commercial pilot (#3); but at #8 on Time magazine’s list of The 10 Most Dangerous U.S. Jobs (click to view the infographic), driving a truck is no wimp job. Dangerous Highways Overall, workplace safety in the U.S. has […]

New Technology Links Semi Trailers

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

In recent trends, new trucking technology has been introduced intended to both improve safety and boost fuel efficiency. The technology is being used to link pairs of semi-trucks into aerodynamic, two-truck platoons. The new driver-assisted technology is currently being tested on a stretch of Interstate 80 in Nevada, and was observed this month by Nevada […]

New Standards Recommended to Improve Big Rig Safety

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

With the goal of improving big rig safety, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently recommended four changes to tractor-trailer design standards and three changes to crash reporting guidelines. The Board’s truck and trailer design recommendations focus largely on improving driver visibility and underride protection and are based primarily on issues raised in a 2013 […]

Pilot Program Could Speed Canadian Border Crossings for Truckers

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

A recently announced pre-inspection pilot program could speed border crossings for truck drivers carrying loads between the U.S. and Canada. The one-year pilot program will be conducted only at the Peace Bridge crossing which spans the Niagara River between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York, connecting to I-190. If the program is successful, it […]

Does Concept Rig Represent New WAVE in Truck Design?

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

When Walmart recently revealed its high-concept truck-and-trailer prototype, you could hear jaws dropping across the country. With its sleek, futuristic cab design, the Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience, or WAVE, looks like it jumped off the screen of the latest Robocop movie. A collaborative effort between America’s largest retailer and Peterbilt, Great Dane Trailers and Capstone […]

Goodyear Highway Hero Finalists Announced

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

One of the trucking industry’s most prestigious awards, each year since 1983 the Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award has recognized a professional truck driver who selflessly put him or herself in harm’s way to save the lives of others. Goodyear recently announced this year’s four finalists. The winner, who will receive a $5,000 award, […]

Carrier Axed from NAFTA Pilot Program

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

When Mexican carrier Tristan Transfer applied for admission to the NAFTA Cross Border Pilot Program last June, some trucking industry watchers questioned the carrier’s safety record; but to no avail. Despite issues raised about driver fitness and vehicle maintenance (among others), the carrier’s owner passed a Pre-Authorization Safety Audit (PASA) and the Federal Motor Carrier […]

Votes Are In: Best Truck Fleets to Drive For

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

U.S. and Canadian truck drivers have been heard and the 2014 Best Fleets to Drive For have been chosen from driver nominations. The Truckload Carriers Association and Carriers Edge recently announced the results of their annual survey asking truck drivers to identify the for-hire trucking companies (10 or more trucks) that offer the best work […]