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Hauled Anything This Weird?

A trucker posted the following in a Reddit (12/1717) feed [edited]:   What is the weirdest load you’ve ever hauled?   Following are some of the responses [edited]:   A load of flashlights from Austin to LA.   Know a guy who hauled the monopoly cups for McDonalds, and somewhere in the truck was a Read More…

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Require Tractor-Trailers Be Equipped with Underride Guards

A bipartisan and bicameral group of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday announced intentions to introduce a bill in Congress to require tractor-trailers to be equipped with so-called side underride guards, intended to protect car occupants in crashes in which the car slides under the trailer (Overdrive.com 12/13/17). The bill would also require the U.S. DOT to Read More…

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Five Most Congested Cities Cost Fleets $1.7B Annually

Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle and San Jose are the five most traffic-congested cities in the U.S., according to TomTom Telematics research (Overdrive.com 12/15/17). The congestion in these cities costs local businesses and trucking fleets $1.7 billion per year or $7.71 million daily in productivity, based on 2016 data from California, New York Read More…

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Trucking Industry Worries New Rule Could Raise Costs

A new rule requiring most big rigs to be equipped with electronic logs that record a driver’s time behind the wheel is triggering deep divisions in the trucking world and raising concerns that shipping goods could get more costly and complicated (Wall Street Journal 12/15/17). The federal regulation took effect on Dec. 18. Many shippers Read More…

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Tesla Unveils First Electric Big Rig

A month ago, Tesla unveiled its long-anticipated electric semi-truck that chief executive Elon Muck said would blow people’s minds into an “alternate dimension” (Washington Post, 11/18/17). “What does it feel like to drive this truck?” Musk asked the audience, shortly after his latest creations rolled onto the stage. “It’s amazing! It’s smooth, just like driving Read More…

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Steer Right On In!

Participating or witnessing a livestock auction can work up an appetite, particularly if the auction lasts five hours and features the sale of 5,000 cows. Perhaps that’s why the Texhoma Livestock Auction in 2001 began to sell cattle just down the hall from the Texhoma Livestock Café – a restaurant that first opened in the Read More…

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Factoring with TBS Has Its Perks!

Weary of the daily work grind? Have a latte on your mind about meeting your bottom line? Avoid strong and heated debates about your business expenses by factoring your invoices with TBS. We’ll provide tailor-made, same-day payments when you deliver your loads by whatever, beans, necessary. And our customer service is brew-tiful. So stop your Read More…

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Best Energy Boost?

A trucker posted the following in a Reddit (11/5/17) feed [edited]: Besides coffee, what else give you that energy boost (be nice!)? Following are some of the responses [edited]: Opening both windows while on the highway and blasting music. It helps keep me up while driving at night when I start feeling tired. The best Read More…

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UPS to Retrofit Class 8 Trucks with Collision-Mitigation Technology

UPS has announced that it is equipping more than 5,700 of its existing Class 8 tractors with advanced collision mitigation technology that can alert drivers to moving and stationary objects around the vehicle truckinginfo.com (11/2/17). This will result in more than 60% of UPS’s Class 8 tractor fleet, more than 11,000 vehicles, being equipped with Read More…

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Tesla Trucking Ahead with Nov. 16 Semi Reveal

According to Fox News (11/6/17), Tesla has reconfirmed plans to take the wraps off of its first semi-truck in California on November 16, and has revealed a little more of what the all-electric hauler looks like. An invite to the event includes a new teaser image of the side of the truck, where you can Read More…