‘American Truckers’ Category

Bose Ride System Alleviates Back Vibration Injuries

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Back pain is one of the major physical hazards that affect truck driver health. Prolonged sitting and extended exposure to whole-body vibrations take a serious toll on the spinal column. Over time, permanent damage can occur. A new truck seat developed by Bose could end trucker back problems and significantly improve the health of long-haul truck drivers. Bose’s Results of […] ... continue reading »

New Standards Recommended to Improve Big Rig Safety

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
With the goal of improving big rig safety, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently recommended four changes to tractor-trailer design standards and three changes to crash reporting guidelines. The Board’s truck and trailer design recommendations focus largely on improving driver visibility and underride protection and are based primarily on issues raised in a 2013 NTSB safety study on single-unit […] ... continue reading »

Trucker News Roundup

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Here’s an update on some of the trucking news we’ve been following recently: Goodyear Highway Hero A truck driver from Rancho Cucamonga, California was recently named this year’s Goodyear Highway Hero at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY. Ivan Vasovic was honored for rescuing a fellow driver whose double tanker truck full of diesel fuel wound up hanging halfway […] ... continue reading »

Destination Truck Stops That Are Worth the Drive

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
The humble highway truck stop is undergoing a major transformation. Counter service is being replaced by noteworthy restaurants. Truck stop coffee is being upgraded by gourmet coffee shops. Full-screen movie theaters are replacing video kiosks. Travel plazas are morphing from utilitarian quick shops into mini villages that offer truckers and other travelers a full range of services. More than a […] ... continue reading »

Win a $1,000 Trucking School Scholarship!

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
We need your help to spread the word. TruckerToTrucker.com is going to give away two $1,000 scholarships this year to help two individuals achieve their goal of becoming professional commercial truck drivers. Applications are currently being accepted for the TruckerToTrucker $1,000 spring scholarship which will be awarded on May 15, 2014. A second $1,000 fall scholarship will be awarded in […] ... continue reading »

Saluting Outstanding Women in the Trucking Industry

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Women may make up a small percentage of the U.S. trucking population, but they’re coming on strong. With support from the non-profit association Women in Trucking (WIT), women are making inroads into all facets of the trucking industry. Women have come out from behind dispatchers’ desks to take the wheels of heavy haulers. They’re muscling their way up the corporate […] ... continue reading »

Truck Tire News Roundup

Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Check out the latest developments in heavy-duty truck tires. These innovative new products offer owner-operators and fleets considerable benefits in fuel economy, safety, tire life and durability. Here’s what’s new at the Trucker to Trucker tire shop: Aperia Develops Revolutionary Self-Inflating Tire System Aperia Technologies has invented a new type of self-inflating tire system that uses the rotation of the […] ... continue reading »

Green Trucking Movement Making Progress

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
With an eye toward the future, the Green Truck Summit was recently held in Indianapolis. Patrick Davis, director of the Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office, updated the group on DOE’s SuperTruck program. Davis said all four SuperTruck projects, which challenge manufacturers to increase Class 8 truck efficiency by 50%, are on track, as reported on Truck News. Presidential Commendation […] ... continue reading »

Does Concept Rig Represent New WAVE in Truck Design?

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
When Walmart recently revealed its high-concept truck-and-trailer prototype, you could hear jaws dropping across the country. With its sleek, futuristic cab design, the Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience, or WAVE, looks like it jumped off the screen of the latest Robocop movie. A collaborative effort between America’s largest retailer and Peterbilt, Great Dane Trailers and Capstone Turbine, WAVE takes tractor trailers […] ... continue reading »

Truckers Oppose Call for Increase in Big Rig Fuel Economy

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Warning of prohibitive cost increases that could force many independent truckers out of business, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has come out against President Obama’s call for even tougher fuel economy and emissions standards for big rig trucks. The President recently ordered federal regulators to increase fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks and buses beyond […] ... continue reading »