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Truck Topics

  • Truck Cameras
    Truck Cameras: Friend or Foe?
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted May 16th 2016 9:00AM
    Are truck cameras your friend or foe? The answer depends on the point of view of the stakeholder ... and that of the camera, whether it's facing the r...
  • Making Tires Last
    Making Tires Last
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Apr 4th 2016 9:00AM
    Properly maintaining your truck's tires not only keeps you (and the public) safer on the road but also saves you a lot of money. As results from tests...
  • New Technologies for Reducing Truck Idle (and Fuel Costs)
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Mar 18th 2016 12:06PM
    At the rate of a gallon of fuel wasted per hour, engine idle can get real expensive -- real fast. And excessive idle is illegal in many areas of the U...
  • Preventing breakdowns
    Smart Business: Preventing Breakdowns
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Feb 15th 2016 9:00AM
    As an expedite owner-operator, your truck is a tool that makes you money. So, if it breaks down on the road, you not only have to pay for the repairs ...
  • 7 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Van for Expediting
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Jan 11th 2016 12:10PM
    If you're considering becoming an expeditor but not ready to take the plunge and invest $200,000 for a new straight truck, consider a lower risk opti...
  • Top Causes of Accidents for Expediters
    Top Causes of Accidents for Expediters -- and How to Avoid Them
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Nov 16th 2015 11:03AM
    Accidents happen. But the stakes are much higher when you get into a collision while operating a Class 8 straight truck or tractor-trailer. You repres...
  • The Latest Development in Self-Driving Trucks
    The Latest Developments in Self-Driving Trucks
    By Sean M. Lyden, Staff Writer
    Posted Oct 5th 2015 9:00AM
    A fully autonomous truck may be 10 to 20 years down the road. But here are three major 'building block' technologies being developed today that offer a glimpse into the future of trucking.
  • Choosing the right Lift Gate
    Choosing the right Lift Gate
    By Bob Caffee - Contributing Writer
    Posted May 5th 2015 11:59AM
    Within the transportation industry there are many different operations that require specialized equipment. One of those pieces we have is a lift gate,...
  • Generating Auxiliary Power from the Sun
    Generating Auxiliary Power from the Sun
    By Sean M. Lyden, Staff Writer
    Posted Apr 27th 2015 8:00AM
    It's not "breaking news" that excessive engine idle is bad for your truck, the environment and your bottom line. We've known this for years, as a grow...
  • Motorists snarl traffic as they leave cars to grab cash
    By The Associated Press
    Posted Apr 13th 2015 12:31PM
    WEATHERFORD, Texas — Motorists who thought they struck it rich when money flew out of an armored car and onto a highway have been returning what the...