‘Truck Trends’ Category

Extra Long Trailers, the Future Looms “Large”

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

One of the truck and fleet trends that has been bouncing around the federal legislature, is the “Twin 33” semi trailers. As I’m sure you know, this is a coupled pair of 33 foot trailers that have 18% more capacity than a 53 footer, which invariable means more freight carried for same miles traveled. 1.3 […]

What’s On the Horizon for Trucks and Fleets of the Future?

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

The Technology and Maintenance Council, known as the TMC, just finished their annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, and as always, they talked about truck and fleet trends. This years big topic was about future trucks and what to look for on the horizon, and you can check out the Future Truck Committee at the provided […]

MAN’s Streamlined Semi Truck is a Futuristic Fuel Saver

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

In the area of fleet news, and this will ultimately apply to owner/operators as well, you’ve got to check out the latest aerodynamic semi truck from MAN industries. This futuristic space ship looks like something more out of Star Wars than anything made on this planet. Check out this link for a picture of the […]

Trucking Trends Trucker to Trucker is Watching for 2016

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Some trucking trends in trucking news as we surge towards March of 2016. These little news items, while not earth shaking, are something to keep watching, some of which are very important to the powers that be. Here are a few things to think about. How Low can it Go We are talking about diesel […]

Fuel Prices, How Low Can They Go to Boost Freight?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

We have all seen lower fuel prices at the pump, but not only does this affect the consumer, it also affects the trucker and the trucking industry as a whole, too. And with fuel prices that are continuing to fall, will freight deliveries rise? Fuel Surcharges Most trucking companies and independents tack on a fuel […]

Even Small Business isn’t Exempt from the eLog Mandate

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Electronic logging devices, ELD or eLog for short, are one of the federal mandates that will go into effect in late 2017. You can argue for or against them, and there are pluses and minuses both ways, but one thing to consider is the price of installation on every rig. Price Estimates The Federal Motor […]

Fed Eyes Law Change Allowing Under 21 Year Old Interstate Truck Drivers

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

It is well known that many truck drivers are old-timers. Many trucking industry news sources report that as they retire, there are few young people eager to take their place. According to a recent survey by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), 79 percent of U.S. companies claim they are having a tough time […]

ELD Mandate Questions?

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Electronic logs continue to be mainstream in semi truck driver news, and for good reason. It is state of the art technology that the majority of truck drivers do not want to embrace, with many threatening to quit or retire if electronic logging is adopted industry wide. The problem is that, this technology is on […]

ATA Predicts Increase to Trucker’s Pay Due to Driver Shortage

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Once again, truck driver wages are in the semi truck driver news. With the prediction that over 175,000 driving jobs are going tom open up over the course of the next 10 years, the trucking industry is beginning to increase drivers pay to lure more people into the world of truck driving. Median Income The […]

Technology Changes the Face of Trucking by Going Digital

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Digital log books are the latest in trucking industry news. Becoming mandatory within the next 2 years, they will totally replace the paper log books that have been the standard of the industry since its beginning. Overall the trucking industry is bracing for a wealth of retirement when this new legislation takes effect, simply because […]