Detroit unveils telematics system, makes DT12 available for DD13-equipped trucks

| September 18, 2013

Detroit has introduced its Detroit Connect telematics tablet, which is designed to help drivers navigate, comply with hours of service regulations, perform pre- and post-trip inspections and send and receive two-way messages.

Annual driver survey shows rise in smartphone use, reveals roadside favorites

| September 17, 2013

The results of Atlas Van Lines annual King of the Road survey presented in infographic form show drivers are concerned about eating right and the growing use of social media and smartphones.

Rammed by a red-light runner — Could the trucker have prevented it?

| September 17, 2013

A four-wheel driver slammed into the right rear corner of John Doe’s trailer as it was crossing the roadway. Was this a preventable accident?

7 ways to spend too much on tires

| September 17, 2013

Practices that optimize tread wear, preserve sidewall strength and lengthen tire life in other ways can save hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars a year. Here are the most common tire threats.

Driver ‘appreciation,’ respect needed at the loading dock

| September 12, 2013

If carriers want to show drivers appreciation, they need to work with their own customers to mitigate the disrespect drivers are shown by shippers and receivers, writes Kevin Jones.

A fine read in owner-operator’s ‘Hotshot Chronicles’ book on expediting

| September 12, 2013

Gary Shade's book of the expediting life and business could be an important resource for those starting out in the segment.

Tidbits on tolls: Where the money goes, state-by-state breakdown and more

| September 11, 2013

What states have the most tolls? And how is the money divvied up? A recent infographic offers a glimpse into questions regarding tolls in the U.S.

NJ governor vetoes owner-operator bill

| September 11, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has used his strongest veto power against legislation that would have barred owner-operators from the drayage and parcel delivery service.

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