We’ve been taking you on a comprehensive journey through the commercial motor vehicle (CMV). With so much ground already covered, we are continuing on through some of the most vital components of a CMV. Large commercial trucks are technologically advanced vehicles. But even as the digital age brings change to legacy components, it’s still important … Read moreAn Overview Of The Commercial Motor Vehicle – Part V
As fleets continue to be driven by the need to lower costs and reduce maintenance expenses, the extended service diesel oil filter is getting another look. The fact is, oi filters play a crucial role in the life and health of your engine and use of premium heavy duty engine oil. But whether or not … Read moreIs There Merit To An Extended Oil Drain Interval?
No matter how technological and complex trucking becomes, trip preparation will always remain a critical component. After all, you need to be fully aware of where you are going and how you are getting there. Once your route has been verified, the next step is figuring out your route. These days, with the marriage of … Read moreThe Essentials of Trip Preparation for Truckers
Consider that 20 years ago we were using tires that today wouldn’t come close to making the grade. The stark evolution in trucking has been nothing short of amazing. In the 90s, tread designs had stagnated. There were basically two designs – rib or block. Today, tread designs are far more complex and sophisticated. You … Read moreThe Latest News On Truck Tire Treads
We know, you’ve been hearing about it over and over again. But do you know what? There’s a good reason for it. Trucking cannot get away from technology. And as much as we would like to keep these static, tried-and-true, we can’t escape the digital grasp of technological innovation. As we’ve reported on before, there … Read moreTechnological Disruption In Trucking Industry
In the last five years it’s likely you’ve seen an explosion of trailers sporting side skirts and tail fairings. In large part, the vast increase is a result of regulatory changes in the state of California. While there was some hand-flapping when it was introduced by the California Air Resources Board in 2009, it didn’t … Read moreHave You Heard Of The California-Compliant Trailer For Trucking?
Have you heard of DME? Unless you are a European truck driver or fleet technician, it’s likely you haven’t. DME – otherwise known as dimethyl ether – is an alternative fuel that has the potential to change the fuel landscape as we see it. Proponents argue that DME fuels vary a number of significant advantages … Read moreShould American Trucks Run On DME?
This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about your health and well-being, and there’s a reason for that. It’s an important topic. Being a king of the road comes with a great deal of responsibility and expectation. As such, it isn’t difficult to occasionally neglect our own health. Getting reminded about how important it is … Read moreTaking Another Look At Truck Driver Health
Can you believe it has been over five years since the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) safety-monitoring system was rolled out? You would think everyone would be used to it right now, yet it still it bedevils many a fleet manager. Fortunately, we’re here to dissect it for you. CSA is a complicated structure. It has … Read moreIs There An Easy Fix For Trucking Companies Safety Profiles?
Have you heard? By 2017, truck operators will be federally mandated to use an electronic logging device (ELD). The rule will officially go into effect on December 16th, 2017. While many fleets are already volunteering to switch, if for nothing else than to utilize the benefits of this technology, the new rule will put a … Read moreDetails On The New ELD Mandate For Truckers