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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 ...

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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