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Webasto says warm ‘em up first

| November 15, 2013

Winter is hard on trucks and drivers alike. That thought occurred to me today as I was reading over a study released by Webasto showing that pre-heating diesel engines in cold climates has dramatic performance ...

This truck brand reigns in diecast model market

| March 23, 2013

One of the back aisles staples of the Mid-America Trucking show is the vendors of model trucks. What truck brand wins the hearts of buyers? Over the years, it's Peterbilt. That's according to Larry Black, ...

Putting agency heads in trucks makes good sense

| February 01, 2013

It makes sense that if someone is going to regulate the trucking industry, he or she should get real-world experience by spending time riding in a tractor-trailer.

Renowned tenor proves there’s no such thing as a typical trucker

| January 26, 2013

Opera tenor Carl Tanner's story, which includes a stint as a bounty hunter while driving a truck, will appeal to many people. It’s gritty and real.

The story behind a song

| January 16, 2013

It was never a hit like “Tom Sawyer” or “Limelight,” but one of the standout tracks on Rush’s seminal 1981 album Moving Pictures is a song that should be near and dear to any motoring ...

Cool design dominates at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

| January 15, 2013

There may be coyotes wandering the suburbs, but Detroit is still the Motor City – and as such, its annual Auto Show is the kick-off event of the year for car and truck manufacturers eager ...

Rocky Mountain High? Not when it comes to diesel prices

| January 11, 2013

Increased production at refineries and reduced demands makes buying fuel in Rocky Mountain region easier on the wallet.

A lease-purchase success story

| January 10, 2013

Meet Andre Jackson, a U.S. Xpress driver on his third lease-purchase truck -- his experience with the plans has been largely positive, he says.

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