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April Semi Trailer Orders Up Over Last Year

FTR Research reports more than 20,000 net trailer orders for April 2017, a 26 percent increase over April of last year. Net trailer orders declined a modest four percent compared to the previous month, consistent with common ...

Tesla Reveals Plans to Make Semis

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, made an exciting announcement April 13th on Twitter: Tesla will be unveiling a semi-truck in September. He referred to it as "seriously next level." This announcement didn't come as a surprise to ...

Intel Buys Mobileye Autonomous Driving Technology

Technology has taken big strides in recent years.  One of those strides is the emergence of driverless vehicle.  The possibilities of this kind of technology are endless.  For example, it will help prevent accidents on the ...

Long-term Savings From Preventative Shock Maintenance

Worn or damaged shocks increase costs in a variety of ways - some more obvious than others. Therefore, it is wise to look for evidence of problem shocks on a regular basis. Warning Signs One common sign of a worn shock is ...

Freightliner Puts Investment Dollars Where They Count The Most

It’s no secret that Freightliner is a respected, longstanding member of the semi-truck industry. So, we were not surprised to read the Yahoo! Finance headlines and learn about their latest award. The 2016 US Frost & ...

Maintenance Tips That Can Save

In the past, truckers used to be able to manage a wrench just as good as they could steer an 18-wheeler.  Today, however, many truckers feel that technology has made self-maintenance a thing of the past.  Nothing could be ...

Women in Trucking Association Turns 10

In the early days of the semi-truck industry, the profession was almost exclusively male dominated. Today, though, the landscape looks significantly different. Although more men still drive semi-trucks than women, the number of ...

Semi-Truck Tire Technology Promotes Savings and Safety

Tagged truck tires help to address one of the trucking industry's ongoing concerns - tire safety. Now, Michelin has announced plans to incorporate radio frequency identification (RFID) tags in all of its truck tires. According ...

Distracted Driving Causes Accidents

Perhaps one of the greatest safety threats for truckers is fatigue. Fatigue causes distracted driving, a leading cause of trucking accidents. Being on the road for days at a time with very few breaks and often not enough ...

Zeros Make New Heros in Semi-Truck Industry News

Did you happen to skim the NGTNews’ March 10th edition? It featured a piece by Lauren Tyler that contained semi-truck industry news worth repeating. Why repeat it? It’s because the article was about one of our favorite ...
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