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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 ...

Highway Rest Stops Are Disappearing

Twenty or thirty years ago, when truck drivers needed some well-deserved rest, they had multiple options on highways around the country. If the truck stop was full, it was easy for them to pull into a rest stop and have access ...

Drivers May Want to Reach for Cool, Plastic Fruits

Many semi-truck drivers have undoubtedly run across plastic fruits used in kitschy displays and children’s play kitchens. You know the ones. They include those rubbery grapes that often hang in restaurants and such. So, we ...

The Molded Structural Composite Cold Chain Series

In the trucking industry, time is money.  People want their goods delivered quickly and on budget.  Companies and truckers have to move as much as they can in a short amount of time.  Therefore, trucking equipment must be ...

High Winds Affect The Safety And Efficiency Of All Truck Drivers

Any driver knows that weather can play games with your vehicle on the road. Snow and ice can prevent sufficient tire traction; rain, snow, or fog can hinder vision; storms may produce dangerous tornadoes and high winds, or ...

Spring Semi-Truck Maintenance Tips

Few things are as hard on trucks as winter roads. Even the salt used to help keep roads free of snow is extremely corrosive. But the icy roads and hours spent chaining up will soon be behind us. Spring is almost here and better ...

Daimler Electric Semi-Trucks to Debut

You might have read about truck companies starting to experiment with making electric semi-trucks. Well, this advanced semi-truck technology will soon become reality. Recently, Daimler announced that they're in the process ...
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