- Medical Providers for Trucker's 2 Year Physicals to Set Up Shop at Truckstops
With a trucker's schedule, finding time for your DOT physical can be tricky. You need to find a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration–approved medical examiner every two years to maintain your CDL, and sometimes the two-year-deadline approaches when you're out on the road.
- ATA Releases Trucking Trends for 2015
Trucking soared to new heights in 2014, and American Trucking Associations has the scoop on all the numbers. Here are some highlights from the latest release of American Trucking Trends.
- Save Money: Where Does Diesel Cost the Most and the Least?
OK truckers, here is the skinny on diesel fuel prices, what drives the price and where the cheapest fuel is. You may be surprised at what you are about to read. Breaking it Down When compared to gasoline, it takes less time and effort to refine diesel fuel.
- How Low Diesel Fuel Prices Are Impacting the Business of Trucking
Now that diesel fuel prices are beginning to slide downwards, consumers with diesel powered autos couldn't be happier. But the biggest consumers of diesel fuel are truck drivers who depend on it to get the job done. The truth of the matter is that, fuel prices are the single greatest expense when it comes to the trucking industry, and lower diesel fuel is always a welcome sign.
- Truckers: Proudly Moving America
It is not enough to say that without truck drivers, America stops moving. America also stops eating in many areas of the country and stops working practically everywhere in the United States. About 70 percent of all raw goods, food, equipment, and product moves by truck. According to the Department of Transportation Statistics, the trucking industry employs over 8.7 million people and moves 9.2 billion tons of freight, valued at $671 billion, with over 5.6 million tractor trailers that are driven by more than 3.5 million men and women.
- Will Your Truck in the Future Be Powered by Natural Gas?
While electric vehicles get a lot of attention currently, there is another alternative fuel that is among the most abundant and clean burning available. Natural gas is considerably less costly than diesel and expected to remain that way for the foreseeable future.
- More Fuel Efficient Trucks on the Way, But Can You Afford One?
Everybody loves saving money on gasoline, especially independent truckers. More miles per gallon might just make or break your profit, but the long-term savings come at the cost of the initial investment. Are you ready to buy a new truck just yet? New EPA rules already mandated higher MPG for pickups and semis a few years ago. By the spring of 2015, we'll hear about the next round of standards that will apply to model year 2018 and later.
- Turbine-Powered Wave Semi Truck - Is This the Future?
Walmart is known for low prices and savings its customers money on everything from eggplants to electronics. Now, the mega-corporation believes it can lead the way in fuel savings for its fleet of semi trucks that is used to transport all of those products along the highways.
- MPG - What's In Store for 2018 and Beyond for Trucks?
With heavy-duty trucks and buses producing an estimated 20 percent of greenhouse gases in the United States each year, it is understandable that any regulations to reduce America's dependence on fossil fuels and lower the resulting emissions are going to target the efficiency of long-haul tractor-trailers.
- As Diesel Prices Rise, So Does Fuel Theft
Diesel and gasoline prices continued to climb the last week in May, with average retail pump prices increasing 2.4 cents and 7 cents per gallon, respectively, across this U.S., according to data tracked by the Energy information Administration (EIA). Historically, with any rise in fuel prices comes an upsurge in diesel fuel theft.
- Inspection Blitz is Coming: Are You Prepared?
Every year the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) holds a 72-hour truck inspection blitz throughout the U.S. from Canada to Mexico where they inspect approximately 14 trucks a minute or more than 4,440 vehicles an hour over the course of three days.
- Taking the Driver Out of the Fuel Economy Equation
The biggest factor in fuel economy is still the driver and driving for optimum fuel economy is becoming an increasingly daunting proposition and driver training is becoming more critical.
- What You Don't Know About Tires Can Hurt Fuel Economy
Aerodynamics, engines, speed, idling, vehicle weight, these are all things that come to top of mind when considering improving fuel economy on heavy trucks. But there's another component on the truck that plays a critical role in fuel economy that is sometimes overlooked when pondering the fuel economy equation.
- Idle No More?
Pull into any given truck stop at any hour, day or night, and you will be greeted by the low, steady rumbling of dozens of idling trucks.
- New Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards Program
The new standards for fuel economy aim to achieve the equivalent of 54.5 miles per gallon for light-duty trucks and cars by 2025. This new benchmark is almost twice in terms of fuel efficiency of the trucks and cars currently on the roads.
- Problems With New Trucks Enhance The Value of Used Ones
This statement reflects the opinion of many people who are involved with tnew-used-truckshe trucking industry. Although there are increasing requirements to make trucks more environmentally friendly these are not all working in the new truck engine manufacturing.
- Saving Money by Choosing Where to Fill Up With Diesel
In a time when there is so much unemployment in the United States, the one section that not only is going full blast and actually looking for employees is the trucking industry.
- New Trailer Skirt Improves Appearance of Big Rigs
One of the newest strategies to comply with new legislative mandates requiring better fuel mileage on big rigs is to add trailer skirts. One example is the new Air Slipper Side Skirts that are not only aerodynamically designed, but sleek and very affordable as well.
- What is the Best Kind of Powertrain?
The most important part of any big rig is the powertrain, which is the engine, transmission, and rear axle. In purchasing any new or used truck this is something that needs careful inspection.
- Mack Introduces New Integrated Products At Mid-America Truck Show
Those visiting the Mid-American Truck Show this year were treated to the announcement by Mack about the release of their newest integrated products. The Super Econodyne Powertrain and Pedigree Uptime Protection Service and Support Package serve to prove why Mack has such a solid reputation for longstanding leadership in this field.
- Trucking Jobs in Alaska
You think you have it bad with driving problems, how would you like to drive your truck on 414 miles of gravel road through ice and heavy snow? That is what happens if you haul your load on Alaska's Dalton Highway like Ice Road Truckers do.
- Bill Introduced to Place More Tax on Diesel Fuel
As if the price of diesel, repairs, taxes, insurance, and other things a trucker must pay is not high enough, a bill was introduced in the House of Representatives to increase the diesel fuel tax rate 6.3 cents per gallon.
- Making More Money Using Super Single Tires on Trucks and Trailers
For years, truckers have used the conventional dual tires on their wheels. A huge change has been introduced by Michelin North America with their X One XDA Super wide Energy truck tires. There are a number of things that make this an exciting addition to the trucking industry.
- What's Ahead For The Trucking Industry?
Most truckers recognize some drastic changes have occurred in the industry since the recession began in 2008. Higher fuel prices, more legislative mandates, and reduced consumer spending have all taken their toll on many who depend on this profession for survival.
- LNG Trucks: What is the likely future of LNG and trucks?
Liquefied Natural Gas as an alternative fuel is all over the news right now, and several major trucking companies are testing trucks and considering the switch to LNG. Truck drivers and Trucking company owners seem to be divided on the issue.
- Automatic Transmissions and Class 8 Trucks: Are We Better with Them or Without?
Semi trucks with automatic transmissions generally have more electrical problems than those with manual transmissions. They are also known to wear out trucks at a much faster rate than good drivers who drive manual transmissions.
- Many Trucking Companies Testing Natural Gas Conversion
The high price of diesel has many trucking companies looking for cheaper option when it comes to fuel. There are many obstacles in the short-term, but companies such as Wal-Mart and United Parcel Service are converting a small percentage of their vehicles to natural gas as a way to test the feasibility of switching over their fleets completely.
- Save Fuel, Save Money
The cost of fuel affects every driver's bottom line in the end, company driver and owner-operator alike. While this is obvious for the owner-operator, company drivers receive fuel bonuses that are tied to the fuel used during a set period, generally a quarter.
- Utility Trailers: Not Utility Trailers
The company Utility Trailers is a major manufacturer of semi-truck trailers. They produce flatbed, curtainside van, dry van, and refrigerated trailers. Utility Trailers' products should not be confused with personal use utility trailers.
- The First Name in Trailers Manufactures the Lightest Weight Dry Van
Utility – The First Name in Trailers will be at Booth #20145 in Dallas, Texas at The Great American Trucking Show on August 25 through August 27, 2011. Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company invites you to stop by and see what is new in their line of trailers.
- 2012 International ProStar+ Hi Rise Sleeper
Anyone seeking a highly efficient, innovative Class 8 truck will be interested to see what the 2012 ProStar+ International Hi Rise Sleeper has to offer. This model took an already popular design and expanded on it by polling drivers on what they needed out of their truck.
- Volvo's Selective Catalytic Reduction Technology Becomes EPA 2010 Standard
Volvo's Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCT) technology is now equipping a Volvo VN780 being used by America's Road Team in its ongoing campaign for truck safety and emission control. Volvo's SCT has rapidly established itself and has been selected as the EPA's preferred emission solution in 2010 and will continue into 2011. Click the link for more information on Volvo trucks for sale.
- Truck for Sale Spotlight: TEC Equipment, Inc.
California truck dealer, TEC Equipment Inc is the major supplier of new and used trucks on the West Coast. First started back in 1976 at the height of the oil crisis, TEC has enjoyed strong growth until it now justly claims the top spot amongst dealers on the I-5 corridor. Based in Portland OR, TEC also has locations in Portland, Eugene, Wilsonville and Medford, all in Oregon and also in Reno-Sparks in Nevada. California dealerships include locations at Oakland, La Mirada and Fontana.
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- Exhaust Gas Recirculation vs Selective Catalytic Reduction
Exhaust Gas Recirculation vs Selective Catalytic Reduction, understanding the basics and Making sense of it all.
- Global Fuel Crisis Rages On
The global fuel crisis is sparking protests and rioting worldwide in the footsteps of US trucker strike.
- Fuel Saving Tips: Truckers Are Slowing Down
Truckers are cutting speed to save fuel.