A new type of dyno: Observing your semi with style — and accuracy

Bruce Mallinson | November 08, 2013

May I recommend to you an alternative to standard dynamometer testing? The 'Giraffe' offers better real-world simulation and allows better observation of tire alignment, tread pattern and wheel bearing losses.

Rates fall in all three segments in October

| November 06, 2013

Per-mile spot market rates for all three segments — reefer, dry van and flatbed — fell in October, sticking with trends of 2012 and 2011, according to Internet Truckstop's monthly rate data, released this week.

On-highway diesel price continues sinking, down 12.4 cents since September

| November 05, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended Nov. 4, dropping 1.3 cents to $3.857, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

Topping 10 mpg: Former Trucker of the Year blends driving strategy, equipment

| November 01, 2013

Are we about to pass the 10-mile-per-gallon threshold in long-haul trucking? Owner-operator Henry Albert certainly thinks so. He regularly pushes the envelope in his 2012 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution.

TSE expands Severe Duty availability

| October 31, 2013

TSE Brakes announced its Severe Duty design is now available on UltraLife and Omnibrake spring brakes, offering increased durability and service life for heavy-duty applications.

Predetermined oil intervals and what to check in oil analysis

Bruce Mallinson | October 31, 2013

As a responsible truck owner, you should change your oil at predetermined intervals. Oil analysis provides great information and is the best way to keep track of how your engine is wearing.

House bill would undo hours rule, reinstate previous restart provisions

| October 31, 2013

A bill with bi-partisan support has been introduced in the U.S. House and if passed would undo the current hours of service rule and allow truck drivers to revert back to abiding by the hours rules in place prior to the July 1 changes.

House panel punts on highway funding measures

| October 30, 2013

The Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation unanimously said the U.S. should spend more on highway funding. It fails,however, to provide specifics as to where the money will come from.

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