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Mar 13, 2012

Senate rejects natural gas subsidy

As part of a deal to move the long-awaited, and much-needed highway bill forward, the U.S. Senate spent much of Tuesday voting on amendments....More
Feb 21, 2012

Finalists announced for Highway Hero Award

  our professional truck drivers have been named finalists for the 29th North America Highway Hero Award, presented by Goodyear....More
Feb 02, 2012

Memo to Boehner: Keep Keystone pipeline out of the highway bill

Well, we have a highway bill proposal. The House of Representative’s Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is set to mark up a bill....More
Oct 25, 2011

For a first drive, a lasting impression

One of the great advantages of the Volvo I-Shift automated mechanical transmission is its ease of use. Many drivers entering the driver workforce....More
Oct 05, 2011

Unique trailer brings food tasting to your local store

A company called Puratos operates a rather specialized trailer in its operations. The trailer is so specialized, in fact, that it was awarded a “....More
Sep 29, 2011

Delo wants to give you a boat

Are you a big bass fisher? Need a boat? Then Chevron Lubricants, makers of the Delo brand of oils, lubricants, and oils, has a contest for you. The....More
Sep 19, 2011

CSA, troubled economy a boon to PTDI-certified trucking schools

While trucking fleets are still in the early stages of learning how to operate under the FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program,....More
Sep 15, 2011

DME coming to a California truck near you

A new research and development agreement in California could turn the Los Angeles area into the first commercial market for dimethyl ether (DME) as a....More
Sep 12, 2011

Forget safety, we just want to look good

I once had a baseball coach who said one thing to us over and over again: “It’s not how you play, but whether you look good doing it.” Needless to....More
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