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Automatic On-Board Recording Devices

J. Ruble & Sons Truck Sales would like to remind its customers that the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate will take effect on December 18, 2017. ELDs, which monitor truck movement through the engine, will decrease ...

Will Blockchain simplify the freight and semi-truck industry?

Blockchain. Nearly everyone has heard of the word in some form or another. But, what is it? Is it a passing technological phenomenon? No, blockchain is a distributed, electronic ledgerwhich tracks financial transactions in a ...

Mack’s Latest Makes J.Ruble And Sons' Take Notice

Being avid followers of semi-truck industry news, we couldn’t help but notice what’s going on with Mack. Yes, we said Mack Trucks. The 117-year old company continues to make bold headlines. Case in point, The Herald Mail ...

A Tribute to a Logger's Vision

In the 1930s, a Tacoma, Washington, lumber company owner wanted a more efficient way to move harvested timber to his lumber mill. T. A. Peterman began by converting army surplus vehicles to serve his needs. In 1938, he ...

Semi-Trailers and the Boat That Started it All

The history of the semi-trailer as we know it today all began in the summer of 1914 in Detroit, Michigan when lumber tycoon Frederick Sibley acquired a boat for his new summer home on a lake in upper Michigan. Getting that ...

New Add-On for Semi Trailers Could Save Lives

Collisions with semi trailers are some of the most devastating crashes occurring on the highways and byways. These particular types of crashes are most often referred to as underride crashes, in the event that a car crashing ...

Trucking Rolls Out to Meet the Hurricanes Challenge

American trucking delivers 70% of all freight in the country, yet this vital industry all too often takes an undeserved beating from the media or short-sighted politicians. The aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are ...

The ACA's Effect on the Trucking Industry

Since its inception, a number of people ranging from small business owners to the self-employed have expressed dissatisfaction with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Even so, no group has probably been harmed more than those in ...

Uber Freight Launches

Owner-operators and small fleets have long struggled with finding the right loads at the right time. With the launch of Uber Freight, that may no longer be an issue. Uber Freight is vowing to do for truckers what the Uber app ...

Report Projects $1 Trillion In Future Trucking Revenue

On Wednesday, July 19, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) released a comprehensive report entitled “2017-2028 Freight Transportation Forecast.” $1 Trillion Milestone in 2024 If the ATA’s projections are ...
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