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  • Air Heater Systems for Expedite Cargo Vans
    Air Heater Systems for Expedite Cargo Vans
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Feb 19th 2015 4:07AM
    From November through March, it can get really cold in certain parts of the country, especially for expediters who operate cargo vans. That’s becau...
  • Useful Tool: Motor Carrier Atlas
    By Sandy Long
    Posted Dec 26th 2014 1:39AM
    A motor carrier atlas cannot only get you out of a tight spot information wise, it can relieve the stress and boredom we all have at some point.
  • Expedite Trucking 101
    By Sandy Long
    Posted Dec 12th 2014 2:38AM
    Expedite trucking is thought to be by most not in the know, as only straight trucks doing rapid freight movement. While yes, there are many straight trucks in expediting there is much more to the story.
  • When a Good Load Goes Bad
    By Sandy Long
    Posted Dec 10th 2014 3:44AM
    We all have them if one drives long enough: those loads booked, loaded and scheduled by those in the Murphy family or the Devil himself; everything that possibly could go wrong does. Expediting does not give one a pass on those types of loads; everyone from courier cars to semi trucks will find a hellish load at some point.
  • Getting Through a DOT Inspection
    By Sandy Long
    Posted Oct 27th 2014 3:32AM
    DOT inspections are part of being a truck driver and something that has to be faced and dealt with. Knowledge of what is expected of you during the inspection, keeping a good attitude with your dealings with the inspector/officer and doing good pre and post trips yourself can make an official inspection if not pleasant, at least bearable.
  • Razor International USA: Electronic Landing Leg Systems
    By Sandy Long
    Posted Oct 1st 2014 4:16AM
    Razor landing leg systems are ideally suited for the expediter truck. With time being of the essence, an expediter can quickly drop the landing legs from the box or the cab in any unloading or loading situation without risking the binding common to landing leg gears.
  • EOBRs, ELDs Spells Controversy
    By Sandy Long
    Posted Sep 8th 2014 3:39AM
    The debate on mandatory electronic logging devices has been going on for a long time. Drivers are either for them or against them, while larger companies are definitely for them. The main contention of the large companies is that E-logs will improve safety.
  • Truck Driving and The English Language
    By Sandy Long
    Posted Aug 20th 2014 5:37PM
    Some states are taking not speaking English in both truckers and car drivers seriously. Texas has issued approximately 36 tickets over the last several years to non English-speaking drivers.
  • Speed Limiters and You
    By Sandy Long
    Posted Aug 4th 2014 11:51AM
    However the proposed rulemaking turns out, regulation or not, it does not change the fact that there is no real reason related to safety involved in speed limiters, the exact opposite in fact. Sadly, the result of speed limiting trucks below posted speeds will increase lines of trucks all running the same speeds making it difficult to maneuver around, cause more rear end crashes and possibly increase injuries and fatalities.
  • Bob and Linda Caffee: Why Stoops Freightliner, Fort Wayne Indiana?
    By Sandy Long
    Posted Jul 7th 2014 3:33AM
    When they decided to upgrade to a 2015 Class 8 Cascadia Evolution, they chose to return to Stoops Freightliner.