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Shifting Into Neutral on Steep Inclines

A post in an August 14, 2017 Reddit feed reveals [edited]: I was driving on the I-15 into Scipio, UT down a long and steep highway. I shift my Jetta into neutral and coast down the hill at 85 mph (speed limit is 80). I noticed a tractor trailer behind keeping up with me. So Read More…

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Talks to Revamp NAFTA Slated to Begin This Week

According to truckinginfo.com (8/14/17) trucking and logistics interests are keeping a close eye on talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement begin this week -particularly those involved in the automotive industry. Talks are scheduled to start Wednesday and expected to last six or seven months. President Trump, who on the campaign trail called Read More…

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Trucking Companies Install Solar Panels for Tractors

Mesilla Valley Transportation has purchased 1,000 eNow solar energy systems for its tractors, according to overdriveonline.com (8/14/17) The system uses solar panels installed on tractors to boost fuel economy and battery life and power auxiliary power units. Headquartered in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the MVT has about 1,600 drivers. MVT and eNow will show off Read More…

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Best Dang BBQ in Virginia!

You’ve got to love more than the food when you’ve been managing a fuel stop/restaurant for more than 27 years. “No question our food is the best,” says Ted Connor, general manager of Smiley’s BBQ and travel plaza in Raphine, Virginia just off Interstates 81 and 64, “but I love working here because I feel Read More…

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Great American Trucking Show (August 24-August 26, 2017)

The Great American Trucking Show is an interactive and all-encompassing public convention of trucking professionals. More than 500 exhibitors meet at GATS, representing truck, trailer, engine, component and parts manufacturers, among many others. GATS exists to create an interactive, energizing environment entirely focused on trucking’s improvement. GATS 2017 will be held August 24-26 at the Read More…

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Pony Up with TBS!

Stop horsin’ around! Other factoring companies are constantly jockeying for your business, but TBS takes top position in the industry with great rates, same-day payments and extra-mile service. So if you’re saddled with a ton of bills, quit stalling! Rein in your expenses, get stable and win the race for better profits. Hoof it over Read More…

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FMCSA to Let Carriers Dispute Crash Fault

On August 1, following up on a two-year-old proposal, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched a demonstration program that will enable motor carriers to dispute the determination of certain truck crashes as “preventable,” according to truckerinfo.com (7/27/17). The program could lead to improved Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores for carriers if the agency reclassifies the Read More…

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Who Inspired You to Get Into Trucking?

A trucker in a August 1, 2017 Reddit feed writes [edited]: Who inspired you to get into trucking? It can be an actual person, an actor or anyone you choose. Tell us a bit about them, and why they inspired you. Following are a few of the [edited] responses: “Convoy” I was managing a Subway, Read More…

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ATA Predicts Steady Trucking Growth through 2028

The trucking industry is set to be a trillion dollar industry by 2024, according to the American Trucking Association (posted 7/20/17 on overdriveonline.com). Industry revenue is expected to keep growing annually by 5.4 percent between 2018 and 2023, according to the American Trucking Association’s 2017-2028 Freight Transportation Forecast report, then top $1 trillion by 2024. Growth is then Read More…

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“Mega Trucks”– A Growing Trend

In a July 31, overdriveonline.com article, writer Jason Cannon reveals that despite significant legislative hurdles around much of the globe, a new report from Frost & Sullivan suggests “mega trucks”- generally defined as a vehicle measuring a minimum of about 100 feet long and weighing upwards of 160,000 pounds – could nearly double in population Read More…