Truck Topics

  • Featured Story
    Could Remote Control Systems Accelerate Driverless Trucking?
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Aug 8th 2017 9:00AM
    Imagine … You’re driving a truck but not sitting in the cab. Instead, you’re at an office or warehouse near your home, several hundred miles from that vehicle, controlling it remotely from a computer, much like how a military drone pilot operates unmanned aerial vehicles from the other side of the globe. And your job is to “drive” that truck via remote control from the shipper to the highway, at which point the vehicle transitions into ...
  • Checklist for Designing Custom Sleeper
    8-Point Checklist for Designing Your Custom Sleeper for Comfort--and Your Bottom Line
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted May 8th 2017 1:09PM
    If you're going to be living in an expediter straight truck for several weeks at a time, you might as well make the sleeper as much like home as possi...
  • Why I Chose Cargo Van
    Part 3: Why I Chose a Cargo Van for Expediting
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Feb 6th 2017 9:00AM
    This is the final installment of a three-part series to introduce you to each type of vehicle typically used for expediting. The first two articles co...
  • The Decisions Involved with Building a Customized Expediter Truck
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Jan 2nd 2017 9:40AM
    If you're an expedite owner-operator--or in the process of becoming one--your decisions on how you build your truck directly impact your productivity...
  • Maximum Comfort
    Spec'ing Your Next Truck Cab For Maximum Driver Comfort
    By Sean M. Lyden
    Posted Dec 26th 2016 9:25AM
    If you're an owner-operator, you understand the importance of driver comfort to minimize fatigue, prevent injury, and stay focused while driving for l...
  • Liftgates
    4-Point Checklist for Selecting a Liftgate for Your Expediter Truck
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Nov 14th 2016 9:00AM
    A liftgate mounted on the rear of your truck enables you to load and unload heavy cargo more efficiently, in a way that reduces your injury risk and s...
  • Cargo Van, Straight Truck, Tractor -- Which is Best for Your Expedited Trucking Business?
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Sep 12th 2016 9:00AM
    If you're looking to become an expedite owner-operator, one of the most important decisions you'll make is the vehicle you'll drive. That's because yo...
  • Engine blown
    Your Engine has Blown: What Now?
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Jun 20th 2016 9:00AM
    It's an owner-operator's nightmare. You're an expediter, whose objective is to get time-sensitive freight to the customer as quickly and safely possib...
  • 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...