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  • Nov 1, 2016
    Article
    Fleet Owner

    If you had to replace only two tires, it must be these

    Here's one for the four-wheeled fleet crowd (or your personal vehicles): if you had to replace only two tires, which would it be, front or rear? Michelin answered that question pretty dramatically last week on a sprinkler-soaked skidpad course....More
  • Oct 26, 2016
    video
    Fleet Owner

    Not driverless trucks, 'superhuman' drivers

    Self-driving trucks get lots of fanfare, but not so fast. Before those ever approach the mainstream, the gap will be bridged by things like Volvo Trucks' active safety technology, which is engineered to support and assist — not eliminate — the professional truck driver. The tech hit the tarmac for an impressive display Monday, Oct. 24....More
  • Oct 18, 2016
    blog

    CBS report goes after older truckers 1

    Like most popular media reports, the CBS News story on trucking, “Big Rigs, Big Problems,” opens with the sad remembrance of a crash victim and then proceeds to build the case that the industry, desperate for drivers, is recruiting the elderly to fill seats—and the crash rate for truckers 70+ years of age is on the rise....More
  • Aug 29, 2016
    Commentary

    The case for speed limiters: More political than technical? 2

    Is the Dept. of Transportation “cherry picking” research to support the rulemaking to require speed limiters in heavy-duty commercial vehicles? At least one source—a study that is cited often as providing evidence to support the rule—raises a number of concerns the DOT glosses over, or ignores altogether, including speed differentials, driver fatigue, fuel efficiency, and the overall cost-benefit analysis....More
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