Mega-carriers combine: Gordon Trucking acquired by Heartland Express

| November 12, 2013

One of the country's largest carriers, Heartland Express, has acquired 100 percent of the stock of another major carrier, Gordon Trucking, in a transaction valued at around $300 million.

Trucking industry adds 400 jobs in October as economy gains 200k

| November 08, 2013

Four-hundred new payroll jobs were added in the trucking industry in the month of October, according to preliminary numbers released Nov. 7 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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.

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