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Balancing the Benefits and Risks of Semi-Truck Technology

Trucking companies work in pretty much the same way as they always have. They own and maintain a fleet of vehicles and trailers, employ professional drivers, and transport cargo for companies across industry lines. But, like ...

Semi-Truck Technology Integrates Electronic Logging And Video Capture

A new mobile communications device was introduced by Driver Tech on January 20, 2017. The DT4000 Rev 7 features a front-facing dashcam and electronic logging device (ELD) combined in a single unit. Fleets can use this ...

Financing Tips For The Credit Challenged

Semi trucks are extremely expensive pieces of equipment, regardless if they're new or used. However, a good truck can make an independent owner-operator a great deal of money over its lifetime. While the potential is there, it ...

News Bodes Well For Fresh Produce Haulers

Have you seen it? The latest semi-truck industry news published in The Packer bodes well for owner-operators with connections in fresh produce industry. As reporter Jim Offner indirectly noted in one of his January 2017 ...

Top Semi-Truck Industry Trends in 2017

2017 is here, and it's time for another great year of trucking. Recently, Vic Lance wrote about industry news and trends to look toward as we drive our way into the New Year. Here are a few semi-truck industry trends to ...

Three Key Steps Toward DOT Regulatory Compliance

Operating a fleet of semi-trucks requires a great deal of planning and a strict adherence to schedules. If a load is late, there is an immediate impact on the customer, and the company. Therefore, the best trucking companies ...

Toyota Considering Developing Semi-Trucks with Fuel Cells

In the latest developments and news in the semi-truck industry, Toyota will start researching possibilities for their developing their fuel cell technology and seeing if it has the potential to work in semi-trucks. ...

Forward Collision Mitigation Semi-Truck Technology Gaining Momentum

A post on the Truck Safety Coalition website suggests that forward collision mitigation (FCM) with automated emergency braking could reduce the impact of large truck collisions in the United States. It is estimated that ...

Pilot Flying J Adding New Services For Truckers In 2017

Very often, semi-truck industry news articles talk about changes in regulations, technology and equipment. While that kind of information is important and useful, there are other concerns that professional drivers have. One ...

Controlling Semi Truck Maintenance Costs Through Policy and Procedure

Every fleet owner, regardless of the number of trucks they own, faces the same challenges, namely keeping costs low while continuing to maintain their fleet. For most fleets, the cost of maintenance and repairs is right around ...
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