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Brakes: Drums Versus Disc Reviewed

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

In some fleet news history, disc brakes began appearing on automobiles in the early 1960’s, the same time disc brakes began to appear on semi trucks around the world. At this point in time, virtually every automobile made in the U.S. or imported here, has a pair of disc brakes, and at this point in […]

Extra Long Trailers, the Future Looms “Large”

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

One of the truck and fleet trends that has been bouncing around the federal legislature, is the “Twin 33” semi trailers. As I’m sure you know, this is a coupled pair of 33 foot trailers that have 18% more capacity than a 53 footer, which invariable means more freight carried for same miles traveled. 1.3 […]

What’s On the Horizon for Trucks and Fleets of the Future?

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

The Technology and Maintenance Council, known as the TMC, just finished their annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, and as always, they talked about truck and fleet trends. This years big topic was about future trucks and what to look for on the horizon, and you can check out the Future Truck Committee at the provided […]

Top Five List: Best and the Worst States for Small Trucking Companies

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

2015 was another banner year for the trucking industry, with over 700 billion dollars in revenue for the year. But even though these are some serious boom times for the industry, as a whole there are some states that aren’t as good as others when you are an owner/operator of small trucking companies or just […]

Wanted: 5.6 Million New Truck Drivers

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Here is a strange fact for all of you semi truck drivers out there. At 5.6 percent unemployment, the United States has one of the lowest unemployment rates in decades. Now, say what you will about any political party candidate, and in this election year that might be pretty important, but America is certainly on […]

MAN’s Streamlined Semi Truck is a Futuristic Fuel Saver

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

In the area of fleet news, and this will ultimately apply to owner/operators as well, you’ve got to check out the latest aerodynamic semi truck from MAN industries. This futuristic space ship looks like something more out of Star Wars than anything made on this planet. Check out this link for a picture of the […]

Trucking Trends Trucker to Trucker is Watching for 2016

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Some trucking trends in trucking news as we surge towards March of 2016. These little news items, while not earth shaking, are something to keep watching, some of which are very important to the powers that be. Here are a few things to think about. How Low can it Go We are talking about diesel […]

Will Amazon’s Foray Into Delivery Change the Face of Trucking and Logistics?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

In the latest trucking news, Amazon’s foray really doesn’t have much to do with trucking news at all. At least for the time being. But you may want to keep your ears perked up, especially you owner/operators out there, and those companies that have a regular package delivery service. Here Comes Amazon The Internet retail […]

California Leads Again With New Meal/Rest Break Legislation

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Here’s some semi truck driver legislation that you might be interested in, particularly if you are an employee of a large trucking firm. The Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act of 2016 You may be wondering why aviation legislation is in a trucking blog. Well, the simple fact is that, someone slipped in a provision […]

Are You Ready for the New Driving Log Regulations?

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Long haul truck drivers out there, you better get ready for the new electronic driving laws. January 5th marked the 60 day deadline when the new logging rules will begin to go into effect. At the end of that 60 days, trucking companies, and long haul truck drivers owner/operators, will have 2 years to comply […]