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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 ...

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 ...

Report Projects $1 Trillion In Future Trucking Revenue

On Wednesday, July 19, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) released a comprehensive report entitled “2017-2028 Freight Transportation Forecast.” $1 Trillion Milestone in 2024 If the ATA’s projections are ...

Tesla Semi, Toyota's idea, and Daimler's pushback

Production of semi trucks has begun and there's a lot of new technology to look forward to between 2019 and 2021.  These vehicles all have one thing in common-zero emissions.  TESLA SEMI Tesla announced that it will ...

Semi-Truck Industry News: Speed Limit Regulations Put on Hold

The proposed regulations for mandates to speed limits on larger trucks has come to an unexpected halt. According to Bloomberg.com, President Trump has signed an executive order placing this and other proposals into an ...

Advanced Technology Counters Rising Fuel Costs

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), reports that 96 percent of all diesel fuel consumed in the United States is refined domestically. The remaining four percent is imported, with most of that - 80 percent - ...

May Tonnage Index Bodes Well For Used Truck Demand

A trucks.com report points to evidence of a stabilizing used truck market, although further gains are still needed. The greatest strength appeared among medium-duty crew cabs and heavy-duty sleeps. Rising Demand for Freight ...
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