Max Heine

TCA names 2015’s Best Fleets to Drive For

Two Nebraska fleets were honored with the Best Fleets to Drive For award today at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Here's who they are.

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Tire testing: Watch out for nails, slick pavement and things that bite

The Goodyear Proving Grounds is a fascinating place, at least for those who like to push equipment to the limit and meticulously measure the results.

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Goodyear launches fuel-efficient steer tire, new service app

Goodyear has launched a fuel-efficient long haul steer, the Fuel Max LHS, and a smartphone app that streamlines roadside service.

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How to engage potential drivers who are slipping away

A safe, practical graduated CDL program ... could bring more qualified drivers with long-term career potential, while screening out more of those who are better suited to four wheels than 18.

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Snake in the cab! How to get rid of this uninvited hitchhiker

This video, part of the 30-second Trucker Tips series, is taken from the first installment of 10 Worst Case Trucking Scenarios, Volume 2.

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FMCSA shuts down small Nevada carrier  

A three-truck fleet, JDJD Transportation, has been ordered to cease operations because of hours of service and other violations.

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The bar goes up on fuel surcharges

In a podcast, Gordon Klemp, head of the National Transportation Institute, discusses fuel surcharges, sign-on bonuses, demand for owner-operators, and compensation trends for flatbedders and independents.

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Record year for owner-operator income: Here are the numbers

Net income for independents and flatbedders topped $60,000. Independents’ income showed the biggest gain over the year, 8.7 percent.

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6 things you should know about napping

For professional drivers, napping can be a critical tool in fatigue management. When you nap and how long you nap can affect the results.

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Why low fuel prices hold key to fixing highway funding

Congress wimped out again last year and injected the Highway Trust Fund with only enough money to make it through May.

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