Tractor-trailer

CSA-Proofing, part two: Closed greasing system

I wanted to highlight a maintenance tip today you may have missed from owner-operator Gordon Alkire, leased to Landstar, down in the comments section on my "CSA-proof your rig" cover story for this month's Overdrive (if you haven't read that story yet, find it here in text or in digital mag format here). Essentially, Alkire's engineered a solution to the problem of needing to get under the truck to grease front and rear suspension components with ...

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Alert network for missing drivers formed

  Any time a driver goes missing out on the road it's a nightmare for back-office personnel, friends and, of course, the family back home. A recent case spawned a Facebook group dedicated to resolving disappearances more quickly through the crowd-sourcing that online social networks have made easy. The Missing Truck Driver Alert Network was launched by Kari Fisher and Hal Kiah after North Carolina hauler Mark Williams Sr. was reported missing after he failed to make ...

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LogBook

Three compete for Owner-Operator of the Year, cross-border program lawsuits advance, turnpike rates rise, Baltimore bridge tolls rising and many more industry news items are featured.

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11 die in I-65 collision

A March 26 accident on Interstate 65 in Kentucky left 11 dead after a tractor-trailer crossed the median, then collided with a passenger van before it crashed into a rock wall and caught fire. Investigators do not yet know why the truck crossed the median, said Trooper Charles Swiney of the Kentucky State Police. Two children, ages 4 and 5, survived the accident. The crash involving the 15-seat passenger van occurred at 5:15 a.m. CDT near Munfordville, ...

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