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Feb 23, 2009

No shifting needed

“What’s nice about this is that the shifting is smooth while drivers get to totally focus on the road – keeping the truck centered in the lane,....More
Feb 20, 2009

New lube views

Engine oil is no longer considered to be “just” engine oil in the trucking world anymore. In fact, most lubricant manufacturers believe engine oils....More
Feb 19, 2009

Hit the gas

“Just because you’ve been kicking butt for years, don’t assume that’ll be the case this year. The moment you do, you’re dead meat.” –Jim Walton,....More
Feb 18, 2009

Fuel sipping rubber

“Fleets need to do everything they can to improve fuel mileage.” –Kevin Rohlwing, senior vice president of training for the Tire Industry Association....More
Feb 17, 2009

Communication analysis

“In this economy, if you’re a good driver getting OK miles, you’re not leaving your fleet – you’re sticking around. What fleets need to worry about....More
Feb 13, 2009

Adding it up

“It’s all about gaining a tenth of a gallon improvement in fuel economy over here, another tenth over there, and suddenly you’re saving half a mile....More
Feb 12, 2009

Musical wrap

It’s been quite a week here in Orlando at the annual Technology....More
Feb 11, 2009

Flatbed innovation

“We’re all in a tough market right now – everyone is just trying to survive. That’s why we’re trying to come up with new ways to build platform....More
Feb 10, 2009

Big yet easy

“It may be a work truck, but it’s got to be a more efficient, comfortable, and productive work truck than ever before.” –David McKenna, powertrain....More
Feb 09, 2009

The pyramid of safety

“A study by Mercedes Truck found that 90% of accidents caused by ‘delayed recognition’ of a situation could be avoided if the driver hit the brakes....More
Feb 06, 2009

Fewer fatalities

“Clearly, the high gasoline prices in the first part of the year and the difficult economy in the second half caused people to drive less, thus....More
Feb 05, 2009

Of TIGER and taxes

“The TIGER team will identify and prioritize key highway, bridge, transit, rail, aviation and intermodal spending. The team also will develop....More
Feb 03, 2009

The dealer’s role

“Despite product differentiators, more responsibility for the customer’s overall brand experience must lie with the dealer and automotive brands are....More
Feb 02, 2009

Making lemonade

“The truck industry is generating good parts and service business due to the aging fleet and the industry is poised to rebound when the general....More
Jan 30, 2009

A trucker’s dream

“I used to listen to these songs when I drove a truck for a living and always imagined myself singing them. This album is something I’ve always....More
What's Trucks at Work?

Trucks at Work: Sean Kilcarr comments on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry.

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