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Semi-Truck Industry News: Speed Limit Regulations Put on Hold

The proposed regulations for mandates to speed limits on larger trucks has come to an unexpected halt. According to Bloomberg.com, President Trump has signed an executive order placing this and other proposals into an ...

Advanced Technology Counters Rising Fuel Costs

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), reports that 96 percent of all diesel fuel consumed in the United States is refined domestically. The remaining four percent is imported, with most of that - 80 percent - ...

May Tonnage Index Bodes Well For Used Truck Demand

A trucks.com report points to evidence of a stabilizing used truck market, although further gains are still needed. The greatest strength appeared among medium-duty crew cabs and heavy-duty sleeps. Rising Demand for Freight ...

Top Gun Large Car Shootout Set For Late July

Truckers from across the Midwest and beyond will converge on Rantoul, Illinois, for this year’s Top Gun Large Car Shootout. The weekend event is scheduled for July 28-30 at the Rantoul National Aviation Center. The show is ...

Ensure you Comply with the Upcoming ELD Mandate

A recent rule change by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is set to take effect in December 2017. That rule will obligate every commercial driver who is required to complete Records of Duty Status (RODS) ...

Honeywell is Protecting Valuable Freight

Transporting valuable and perishable items can be a liability for trucking fleets. Perishable items may be adversely affected by environmental conditions and valuable cargo is often a target for theft. Honeywell has recently ...

Peterbilt Continues to Throttle the Competition

In today’s post, we’re sending out kudos to Peterbilt. Open for business since 1939, the 78-year-old firm undoubtedly ground the gears of their stiffest competition last March. It was then that government officials revealed ...

Threats to Capacity a Top Issue in 2017

Capacity was not a huge issue in 2016, but it is bubbling to the forefront in 2017. Here are four reasons why. More Demand A steady increase in the cargo load-to-truck ratio began late last year and is continuing. The ...

E-commerce Opportunities For Trucking

The long-term promise of E-commerce became evident at the turn of the century. It grew without ceasing, even through the Great Recession. Today, its impact on the trucking industry is undeniable. At this year's Great ...

How the ELD Mandate Will Impact the Semi Trailer Industry

Electronic Logging Device (ELD) implementation will be mandatory on December 18th, 2017. Aside from keeping up with HOS compliance and avoiding potential fines, ELD’s provide significant advantages that could positively ...
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