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Supreme Court Will Not Hear ELD Appeal

On June 12, the United States Supreme Court stated it would not hear a lawsuit challenging the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate. The suit had been brought by two owner-operators and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers ...

Survey Highlights Importance of Summer Safety In Construction Zones

Every summer, increased road traffic collides with increased highway construction and maintenance. Imagine working in a place where the annual odds of someone crashing into it exceed two in five. The 2017 Work Zone Awareness ...

June DOT Meetings to Address Regulations and Autonomous Vehicles

On June 12 and 13 of this year, the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) will discuss topics ranging from regulatory relief to autonomous commercial vehicles. According to the Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ), ...

Adding Value to Your Company Through Heavy Equipment Financing

Whether purchased outright or financed, heavy equipment is expensive, but financing that purchase can actually add value to your company. The trick is to work with a finance company that specializes in your industry and can ...

Semi-Truck Maintenance Tips For The Summer Season

Virtually every rig traversing the nation’s highways must endure weather extremes. Long haulers inevitably encounter below-zero temps in the winter and triple-digit heat in the summer. Wild temperature swings stress belts, ...

Ford Looking To Do More With 3D Printing

3D printing is one of the most innovative technologies to develop in recent years.  It allows companies to produce the parts they need without having to manufacture them in a factory.  This technology has made its way into ...

New Galvanized Trailers Debut At Trucking Show

Fleets interested in extra-durable lowboy trailers will want to take a look at the new galvanized models from XL Specialized Trailers. On Thursday, March 23, the new galvanized models made their debut at the Mid America ...

Retrofitting an Aftermarket Engine Brake

There comes a time when many truckers realize the need for increase engine or exhaust braking power. Besides having an extra layer of safety, engine brakes permit exploring new and exciting routes out West or throughout ...

Trailer Orders Strong in March

The Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) reports that nationwide trailer orders for March show an increase of 50 percent over the same month one year ago.  This continues a trend that has seen net order rates increase for four ...

Construction Equipment Industry Rallies Over Initial Enforcement Deadline Dump

Conditions in the construction equipment industry are constantly shifting, much like the soil beneath our feet. So the most recent U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s announcements were not totally unexpected ...
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