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Recent crash test demo and GAO study strengthens Underride debate

Apr
24,
2019
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The General Accounting Office (GAO) confirmed in their most recent report, claims what MANY have been saying for 50 years regarding truck underride fatalities. “There are many and they are under reported.” The March 26 Crash test Event in D.C. … Continue reading

On and off the Road Again

Dec
14,
2018
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A popular phrase of the 1970s was “Keep on Trucking.” Like many catchphrases, this one did not account for all the exceptions to the rule. While large semis traveling down America’s highways are a vivid symbol of robust commerce and … Continue reading

Modern Logistics Companies Use Big Data to Enhance Fleet Performance

Nov
29,
2018
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Customers who rely on modern logistics firms to ship cargo seamlessly from one place to another sometimes fail to appreciate the sophistication of real-time logistics and supply chain monitoring technologies. Many firms utilize tracking to obtain “Big Data” inputs. This … Continue reading

Heartland Express to Match Money Raised by Annual GATS Auction Benefiting St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund

Aug
31,
2018
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During GATS 2018, nonprofit St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) received $16,038 from the Great American Trucking Show’s annual auction and concert in the TA Petro parking area. Heartland Express to Match Money Raised by Annual GATS Auction … Continue reading

Underride Guard Mandate: A Counterargument to Industry Opposition

Mar
5,
2018
4

By: Allen Smith The STOP Underrides Act is a proposed bill to: “reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries caused  by underride crashes, to improve motor carrier and passenger motor vehicle safety, and for other purposes.” Read more “Unknown … Continue reading

Unknown facts about underride crashes and prevention

Mar
2,
2018
10

In order to address the decades long issue of underride crashes between semi trucks and other motor vehicles, on 12-12-17 U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) & Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the Stop Underrides Act, S. 2219 legislation. Shortly after, U.S. … Continue reading

To Repair or to Replace: When Commercial Vehicles Break Down

May
20,
2016
1

To Repair or to Replace: When Commercial Vehicles Break Down   A truck in your fleet has started billowing more black smoke than usual, or the lifting arm on your excavator just doesn’t lift like it used to. The time … Continue reading

DO YEAR-ROUND DIESEL FUEL ADDITIVES REALLY WORK?

Sep
14,
2015
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Diesel fuels and diesel engines have changed significantly in recent years with some undesirable side-effects. This is especially true with ULSD and various blends of bio-fuels. Fleets, owner-operators, and others in the heavy-duty arena are well aware of these issues; … Continue reading

Will Trucks of the Future Revolutionize Freight Shipping?

Nov
26,
2014
2

by  Lorenzo Estébanez Since the dawn of the space age, one of the biggest promises of the future was a driverless car. The future’s been a mixed bag—there aren’t any colonies in space, but the Internet is better than anyone … Continue reading

How Do I Make My Truck Euro 6 Compliant?

May
6,
2014
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In June, 2007, the European Parliament brought in a regulation which aimed to reduce emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles. The regulation was brought in to help reduce the negative effects of pollution on the environment and on people’s … Continue reading

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