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Closing Doors Should Open Windows of Opportunity

We have been hearing and writing about how our industry is hurting for truck drivers. Since the beginning of the year, trucking companies are closing their doors, leaving truck drivers without jobs and product sitting waiting ...

A Growing Global Demand for Refrigerated Semi-Trailers

North America to Lead the Global Demand for Refrigerated Semi-Trailers Recently published on MarketWatch, the 2019 forecast for semi-trailers is now out with regards to the global share regarding "size, growth overview, ...

Eight Decades of Freightliner Innovations

Freightliner Trucks has been building innovative and efficient vehicles for the long haul trucking industry for over 75 years.  What follows is a quick look at some of the highlights from their history: The ...

Will electric trucks become a force in 2019?

In the past year, there has been a lot of buzz around the introduction of electric trucks and semi-trucks. Significant steps have been made to make this a reality and we are already seeing original equipment manufacturers like ...

'Plain and Simple' Sterling Trucks

The Brief History of Sterling Trucks Remember the Sterling Trucks? Sterling Truck Corporation made its new debut in "1997," when "Freightliner acquired the rights to the heavy-truck product lines of Ford Motor Company," as ...

Will You Join Your Platoon Soon?

Many truckers who have served in the armed forces will be familiar with being in a platoon. And they may soon be enlisted in another type of platoon that uses technology to solve two of the trucking industry's main challenges: ...

Owner-Operator Resources to Help Drive Business Success

Sharing Information to Help Owner-Operators Becoming an owner-operator in the trucking industry has its challenges and rewards. At J. Ruble and Sons, it is an honor to sell one of our quality-refurbished semis to an ...

Meet - "The Pete"

Who or What Is "The Pete"? Part of what makes the trucking industry endearing to many of us is the lingo. Hearing the terms the different brand trucks come to be known along the highways can be entertaining to all. Found ...

Who's Responsible If a Self-Driving Truck Harms Someone?

According to IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), 3986 people died in a collision involving a large truck in 2016, as reported to USDOT's statistics. While the truck is often not at fault, one can only suspect the ...

Flat-Nosed Rigs Once Ruled the Highways Across America

Cabovers: When Length was a Restriction You do not see many flat-nosed semi-trucks moving along the highways today. At one time, the length of semi-trucks could only be "a maximum of 65', from 1956 to 1976" as found on Smart ...
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