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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 ...

JRuble And Sons Sleeper to Day-cab Conversions

Sleeper to Day Cab Advantages Reclaimed and refurbished OTR sleepers have some distinct advantages over factory-built day cab tractors. They tend to be larger, with more spacious OTR cab styling and amenities built for ...

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 ...

Trucking Apps to help with Back Hauls and Paperwork?

There are many problems as well as opportunities in the trucking industry.  When truckers go on a haul, they go two ways: one going towards their destination and one coming back home.  One problem happens during the trip ...

Platooning: It’s Not Your Grandad’s Convoy!

Popular Misconceptions There are quite a few misconceptions about the 21rst century concept of “platooning”, especially as it applies to today’s heavy trucking industry. Just read some of the negative comments posted at ...
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