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Categories: Drivers
Are Your Driving Habits Feeding Your Fuel Bill?

Poor fuel mileage can be a make-or-break proposition for owner-operators, and a lot of whether you get 6 mpg or 8 mpg depends on your skills and habits as a...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152766/are-your-driving-habits-feeding-your-fuel-bill
Categories: Autonomous Technology, Drivers, Equipment, Safety & Compliance
Inside the Cab of an Autonomous Truck

Testing autonomous trucks is more complex than it seems. The men and women sitting in the left seat of the nation's burgeoning fleet of robotic trucks are...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10125146/inside-the-cab-of-an-autonomous-truck
Categories: Drivers
Don't Let Poor Brake Adjustment Catch You Unawares

While equipment defects are a cause in only a small percentage of truck crashes, brake defects account for a large percentage of the trucks taken out of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152765/dont-let-poor-brake-adjustment-catch-you-unawares
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts
In-Cab Coaching Apps Can Coax Better Fuel Economy

Encouraging drivers to drive more efficiently through coaching tools and reviews will get fleets further than limiting or taking away performance features.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/332079/how-in-cab-coaching-apps-can-coax-better-fuel-economy-from-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Operations, Products
Eaton Stirs up Medium-Duty Market with Dual-Clutch Transmission

A new medium-duty, dual-clutch transmission from Eaton, called Procision, promises automatic-like driver feel and interface with the performance attributes...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/120118/eaton-stirs-up-medium-duty-market-with-dual-clutch-transmission
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Maintenance
Meritor Projects Slow, Steady Growth for NAFTA-market Air Disc Brakes

Fleet interest in air disc brakes is growing, Meritor says, but time-tested and trusted drum brakes will dominate the market for some time to come.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/112851/meritor-projects-slow-steady-growth-for-nafta-market-air-disc-brakes
Categories: Drivers
What Drivers Should Know About Brake Problems

If you know what to look for, and are sensitive to the symptoms, you can spot many potential brake problems before they become real liabilities. And having...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152844/what-drivers-should-know-about-brake-problems
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts
Driving A SuperTruck

The SuperTruck lives up to its name as a groundbreaking technology demonstration project that is also fun to drive.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/155206/driving-a-supertruck
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Maintenance
First-timer Travis Graham Cleans Up at Rush Tech Skills Rodeo

The 2015 Rush Truck Centers Tech Skills Rodeo wraps up in San Antonio with the awards ceremony.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/132861/first-timer-travis-graham-cleans-up-at-rush-tech-skills-rodeo
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Products
Powertrain, Aero Enhancements Push Cascadia Fuel Economy

DTNA boss Martin Daum calls the fuel-efficiency gains with the new Cascadia mind-boggling. He said the design target was 5% over the current Cascadia...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156905/powertrain-aero-enhancements-push-cascadia-fuel-economy
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Maintenance
Can Big Trucks be Hacked?

Recent research proves it is possible to take partial control of some truck systems via direct connection to a truck's on-board diagnostic port, or data...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/136288/can-big-trucks-be-hacked
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts
Research Identifies Barriers to Fuel-saving Technology Uptake

Lack of credible ROI information and reliability concerns are cited as major hurdles to wide-scale adoption of fuel-saving technologies such as 6x2s, idle...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/113577/research-identifies-barriers-to-fuel-saving-technology-uptake
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Safety & Compliance
RoadCheck Begins: Don't Be Sidelined by Your Tires

Vehicle inspections take on a little more significance during RoadCheck, which begins Tuesday. Tires are the special focus this year. Have a close look at...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156778/roadcheck-begins-dont-be-sidelined-by-your-tires
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Is a Video Safety Strategy in Your Future?

Fleets are becoming very curious about on board video recording devices. There are dozens of very good reason to get get serious about acquiring such...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/137324/is-a-video-safety-strategy-in-your-future
Categories: Drivers, Equipment
Navistar Takes ProStar ES to 110,000 GVW

Downspeeding isn't a good approach to fuel savings in high GVW applications, so Navistar is offering Canadians a ProStar ES spec designed for 110,000 GVW....

https://www.truckinginfo.com/129048/navistar-takes-prostar-es-to-110-000-gvw
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Products
Next-Generation Cascadia: Driver Comfort & Safety Too

The new Cascadia is loaded with improvements ranging from the layout of the gauges and switches in the driver compartment to features inside the sleeper...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156906/next-generation-cascadia-driver-comfort-safety-too
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts
Fleets Can Help Drivers Maximize Fuel Economy

The right equipment for the job improves the fleet’s and the driver’s chances for success. Part 6 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156168/fleets-can-help-drivers-maximize-fuel-economy
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
5 Ways Truck Drivers Can Prevent Cold-Weather Calamity

Every year we read about drivers who perish in their trucks during extended road closures where the driver goes off the road or runs into impassable...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/323957/5-ways-truck-drivers-can-prevent-cold-weather-calamity
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Products
Goodyear's Fleet Smart Program Levels the Tire-Buying Playing Field

Goodyear's Smart Fleet Program provides full access to many benefits enjoyed by larger fleets, including premium Goodyear tires, published pricing, 24/7...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/114682/goodyear-s-fleet-smart-program-levels-the-tire-buying-playing-field
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
What You Need to Know About Operating in Canada

FMCSA and the U.S. DOT have no influence over what happens in Canada, but Canada has plenty of its own regulatory agencies and ministries whose rules will...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152730/what-you-need-to-know-about-operating-in-canada
Categories: Drivers
Becker Trucking Capitalizes on a Happy Workforce

After the 2008 recession, Becker Trucking changed its focus and started hiring drivers more suited to the work it wanted to do - with satisfying results.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/304326/becker-trucking-capitalizes-on-a-happy-workforce
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
How to Prevent Truck Driver Fatigue

Don’t focus so much on hours of service compliance and electronic logging devices that you fail to address the underlying causes of truck driver fatigue.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279716/how-to-prevent-truck-driver-fatigue
Categories: Drivers
Sick With COVID-19: A Trucking Team Shares Their Story

Lease-operator couple Chanté and Chris Drew came down with COVID-19 in March, nine days and more than 1,000 miles from home. Getting back home was just half...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10118416/sick-with-covid-19-a-trucking-team-shares-their-story
Categories: Drivers, Maintenance
4 Ways to Get More Miles from your Tires

Irregular tire wear is usually a symptom of some other malfunction such as poor alignment, improper inflation or even poor driving habits. The peril with...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152999/4-ways-to-get-more-miles-from-your-tires
Categories: Drivers, Equipment
How Nice Cabs Can Affect Driver Satisfaction

Whatever the reason for their discontent, the driver turnover rate for 2014 wound up at over 95%. Perhaps a newer, better mattress would help them sleep...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156232/how-nice-cabs-can-affect-driver-satisfaction
Categories: Drivers, Maintenance
Why You Should Consider Wheel Balancing

People will tell you that wheel balancing isn't necessary these days. Going back 10 or 20 years, new tires often needed a small amount of weight to balance...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152691/why-you-should-consider-wheel-balancing
Categories: Drivers
Truckstop.com and FTR Launch Advanced Trans4Cast

The reinvented Trans4Cast provides a deeper dive into the spot marketplace. Freight professionals are now able to see information that’s more relevant to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/131483/truckstop-com-and-ftr-launch-advanced-trans4cast
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Fleet Management, Fuel Smarts
SAE Fuel Economy Tests Reveal Aero Device Performance

User-paid and impartial SAE Type II tests reveal the trailer side skirts tested are more effective at reducing fuel consumption than undercarriage...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/113851/sae-fuel-economy-tests-reveal-aero-device-performance
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment, Maintenance, Operations, Products, Safety
Can LEDs Clean Your Truck?

Optronics International has developed a new LED technology that it claims can sanitize the air and material surfaces in vehicle interiors wherever the light...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/323446/can-leds-clean-your-truck
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance

A tractor-trailer separation incident in the town of Truxton, N.Y., last May that claimed seven lives happened when the fifth wheel wasn't locked correctly.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/113579/bent-locking-mechanism-cited-in-fatal-tractor-trailer-separation
Categories: Drivers

Single truck owner-operators can get into a pile of trouble quickly if that don't have the resources to overcome all the day-to-day challenges. But help is...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152696/getting-by-with-a-little-help-from-your-friends
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Hours of Service: Resetting the Clock

With just days to go before the scheduled implementation of the new and more restrictive hours of service rules, fleets and drivers need to be asking if...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152976/hours-of-service-resetting-the-clock
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts
A Different Approach to Fuel Efficiency Coaching

Vnomics’ True Fuel is a monitoring device that encourages drivers to do better without getting on their nerves or taking away drivability, while providing...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/156862/a-different-approach-to-fuel-efficiency-coaching
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Maintenance
Tires & Wheels: 5 Ways to Stretch Your Tire Budget

If stretching your tire budget means buying cheaper tires, you may be cheating yourself. You'll get more tires for less money — and that looks good up front...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152595/tires-wheels-5-ways-to-stretch-your-tire-budget
Categories: Drivers, Maintenance
What You Should Know About Tire and Wheel Balancing

Balanced tires and wheels have been shown to save fuel, but balancing can also save tires -- and money. Part four in Jim Park's five-part series for...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/157445/what-you-should-know-about-tire-and-wheel-balancing
Categories: Drivers, Safety, Safety & Compliance
The Art & Science of Mountain Driving

A truck driver can drive down a mountain 100 times too slowly, but only once too fast. An inexperienced driver on a steep grade could spell disaster unless...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/335508/the-art-science-of-mountain-driving
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
The Return of the Truck that Never Went Away

Many thought the Argosy COE went out of production in 2006, but it's still available in NAFTA markets as a glider kit. DTNA says interest in the truck is...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/115844/the-return-of-the-truck-that-never-went-away
Categories: Drivers, Maintenance
What You Should Know About Tire and Wheel Balancing

Balanced tires and wheels have been shown to save fuel, but balancing can also save tires -- and money. Part four in Jim Park's five-part series for...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/157445/what-you-should-know-about-tire-and-wheel-balancing
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Maintenance
Can Tire Balancing Save Fuel?

Industry statistics suggest only about 30% of fleets do wheel balancing, and even those fleets usually balance only the steer axle wheels. IMI Products says...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/135068/can-tire-balancing-save-fuel
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment, Maintenance, Operations, Products, Safety
Can LEDs Clean Your Truck?

Optronics International has developed a new LED technology that it claims can sanitize the air and material surfaces in vehicle interiors wherever the light...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/323446/can-leds-clean-your-truck
Categories: Drivers, Safety
Trucker Who Saved Motorist After Crash Named Goodyear Highway Hero

A Canadian truck driver who administered first aid to a motorist who had been pierced through the neck by a broken steering wheel after a crash is the 35th...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279289/trucker-who-saved-motorist-after-crash-named-goodyear-highway-hero
Categories: Drivers
Making Lease-Purchase Work

Short of holding a square dance in a minefield, there can’t be many situations as fraught with risk as establishing a lease-purchase program to help build...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153044/making-lease-purchase-work
Categories: Drivers, Maintenance
What Drivers Need to Know About Taking Care of Truck Tires

Drivers need to know more about their tires and be proactive when it comes to inspecting and maintaining them. But convincing drivers is never easy.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279753/what-drivers-need-to-know-about-taking-care-of-truck-tires
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Seating Matters More than You Think

Of all the points of contact a fleet has with a driver, it's seating that is a constant reminder of how much the company appreciates its workers.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/327666/seating-matters-more-than-you-think
Categories: Drivers, Equipment
And the Envelope Please

How do you compare a luxurious Ford F-650 with an Isuzu Reach cargo van? Two completely different trucks with different purposes in life. Such was the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/152634/and-the-envelope-please
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment, Maintenance, Operations, Products, Safety
Can LEDs Clean Your Truck?

Optronics International has developed a new LED technology that it claims can sanitize the air and material surfaces in vehicle interiors wherever the light...

https://www.government-fleet.com/323446/can-leds-clean-your-truck
Categories: Drivers

An ad placed in Maxim magazine by a Texas-based law firm specializing in truck crash litigation characterized truckers as serial killers. Response from...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/118555/law-firm-s-serial-killer-ad-provokes-strong-response-from-trucking
Categories: Drivers
Buy Used, Build Equity

Here are two things you need to know about buying a truck: it takes big bucks to play with big trucks, and there no such thing as a free lunch. Keep those...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/153000/buy-used-build-equity
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Seating Matters More than You Think

Of all the points of contact a fleet has with a driver, it's seating that is a constant reminder of how much the company appreciates its workers.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/327666/seating-matters-more-than-you-think
Categories: Drivers
Tony the Truckstop Tiger has to Go

Tony, a 550-lb, 12-year-old Bengal-Siberian tiger that lives in a 40 by 80 foot pen at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La. may soon need a new home.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/111288/tony-the-truck-stop-tiger-has-to-go


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