‘Trucker to Trucker’ Category

Coming Trends in the Trucking Industry

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
In the May issue of Truck News, editor James Menzies talked about three noteworthy equipment trends observed at the Mid-America Trucking Show: 1. Use of dead axle tractors increasing. The 6×2 axle configuration, also called a “dead axle tandem” configuration because power is supplied to only one of the two rear tandem drive axles seems to be gaining greater acceptance […] ... continue reading »

Another Highway Angel: Trucker Delivers Baby

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
When Canadian trucker Peter Holland stopped for coffee at an Arkansas Denny’s one chilly morning last November, he didn’t realize he’d be delivering a baby and saving a life – and all before breakfast! Holland and fellow trucker Fredrick Robatcek of Minnesota, who assisted with the birth, were recently presented with Highway Angel awards by the Truckload Carriers Association. Holland […] ... continue reading »

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 »

Tips to Advertising Your Truck on Trucker to Trucker

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Do you have a truck or trailer to sell? Don’t prop up a sign on it and hope for the best. Advertise on Trucker to Trucker and take advantage of our extensive reader base. Get instant exposure to thousands of potential buyers that doesn’t end until you close the sale. Place the ad yourself or let a member of our […] ... 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 »

Canadian Strike Ends; Truckers Are Back to Work at Vancouver Port

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Canadian container truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver went back to work March 27 after a prolonged strike that paralyzed Canada’s largest port for nearly a month. In late February 1,000 non-union truckers walked off the job protesting pay rates, unpaid cargo wait time and alleged industry undercutting. Nearly 250 union truckers joined the strike in March, bringing container shipping […] ... 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 »

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 »