Earlier this month the White House, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration put out their final “Phase 2” rules for greenhouse gas/fuel economy for medium and heavy duty commercial vehicles. The rules are set to cover all semi-trucks, vans and large pickup trucks. They will also govern buses and work trucks … Read morePotential Reactions to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase 2 Rules
As the Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 rules are getting fleshed out, automatic tire inflation systems are being considered as a major fuel-saving technology. As it stands right now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will offer compliance credits to any OEM that installs these systems. According to industry … Read moreThe Full Story on Under-Inflation and Fuel Economy
It’s true that 2015 has been a year of opportunities for trucking. But just as we’re talking about an industry hitting the $700 billion revenue target, headwinds remain. Freight demand is higher than ever, yet trucking is facing challenges on several fronts. Increased recruiting expenses, truck purchase and maintenance costs, regulatory burdens, and lost productivity … Read moreChallenges Facing Trucking in Late 2015
Think about it. This is a type of job in the logistics industry requiring a ton of caffeine either in the form of energy drink, coffee, dissolvable, gummy, or pill. And loads of it – all to ensure that a driver doesn’t fall asleep behind the wheel. It’s a sad state when we see those … Read moreWhy Highway Hypnosis Is Every Truck Driver’s Achilles’ Heel?