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A Tribute to a Logger's Vision

In the 1930s, a Tacoma, Washington, lumber company owner wanted a more efficient way to move harvested timber to his lumber mill. T. A. Peterman began by converting army surplus vehicles to serve his needs. In 1938, he ...

Sleeper to Day-cab Conversion

Sleeper to Day Cab Advantages Reclaimed and refurbished OTR sleepers have some distinct advantages over factory-built day cab tractors. They tend to be larger, with more spacious OTR cab styling and amenities built for ...

Semi-Trailers and the Boat That Started it All

The history of the semi-trailer as we know it today all began in the summer of 1914 in Detroit, Michigan when lumber tycoon Frederick Sibley acquired a boat for his new summer home on a lake in upper Michigan. Getting that ...

New Add-On for Semi Trailers Could Save Lives

Collisions with semi trailers are some of the most devastating crashes occurring on the highways and byways. These particular types of crashes are most often referred to as underride crashes, in the event that a car crashing ...

Trucking Rolls Out to Meet the Hurricanes Challenge

American trucking delivers 70% of all freight in the country, yet this vital industry all too often takes an undeserved beating from the media or short-sighted politicians. The aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are ...

Trucking Apps to help with Back Hauls and Paperwork?

There are many problems as well as opportunities in the trucking industry.  When truckers go on a haul, they go two ways: one going towards their destination and one coming back home.  One problem happens during the trip ...

Platooning: It’s Not Your Grandad’s Convoy!

Popular Misconceptions There are quite a few misconceptions about the 21rst century concept of “platooning”, especially as it applies to today’s heavy trucking industry. Just read some of the negative comments posted at ...

Over the Air Software Provides Engine Tune-up on Command

Over The Air (OTA) Technology Gone are the days when your truck received a tune-up just once or twice a year to maintain peak fuel efficiency, engine, and drive train performance. With new OTA (Over the Air) technology your ...

The ACA's Effect on the Trucking Industry

Since its inception, a number of people ranging from small business owners to the self-employed have expressed dissatisfaction with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Even so, no group has probably been harmed more than those in ...

Uber Freight Launches

Owner-operators and small fleets have long struggled with finding the right loads at the right time. With the launch of Uber Freight, that may no longer be an issue. Uber Freight is vowing to do for truckers what the Uber app ...
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