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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 - ...

Refurbished Trucks, Glider Kits And More

Many owner-operators and economy-minded fleets appreciate the cost savings made possible by selecting dramatically refurbished trucks over new ones. One excellent way to refurbish a truck is to make use of a glider kit ...

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 ...

MAN’s New eTruck

There is a push by some people to stop using oil and turn to alternative forms of energy.  There is also a counter push to keep using oil because it is the cheapest and most effective energy source out there.  Everyone has an ...

Moving Towards Zero Emissions

In the past couple of weeks, news has broken of two new possible types of environmentally friendly semi-truck models. Tesla and Toyota both unveiled plans, just days apart, for zero emission long-haul trucks. Elon Musk ...

Benefits of Chassis Cab and Semi Tractor Refurbishing

A trend is developing in the trucking industry.  More and more small trucking companies and independent drivers are opting for refurbished rigs over new ones. Why?  Cost is the biggest reason. It is no secret that buying a ...

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 ...
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