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FMCSA to mandate EOBRs on a single audit

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has decided to mandate electronic onboard recorders on motor carriers that are shown in a single compliance review to be in serious noncompliance with any major hours-of-service regulation. The final rule takes effect on June 4, 2012, giving EOBR suppliers time to adjust to the new performance standards that also were adopted in the final rule. The rule – to be published Monday, April 5, in the Federal Register – is ...

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FTR sees weak truck demand

The firm forecasts 2010 demand for Class 8 vehicles will increase just 3 percent over 2009.

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Featured Article: Trucker network

An over-the-road guide to the social media landscape.

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Pulse

Credit cards can be dangerous traps for the long-haul owner operator.

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Trucker of the Month

Through the years, Luther Martin has built his trucking career on accountability, dependability and helping others.

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Featured Article: DPF maintenance

While the diesel particulate filter itself requires little maintenance, proper attention to related systems will help avoid problems.

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Speakout: The Voice of the American Trucker

Truckers weigh in on unions, texting while driving and their worst breakdowns.

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Featured Article: Renewed hope

As the economy stabilizes, owner-operators can emerge from debt and cope with tight credit markets by scrutinizing expenses and focusing on essentials.

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How to: Change Coolant

You have a choice of two types of truck diesel engine coolant: extended life coolant (ELC), which is simpler to maintain, and fully formulated antifreeze, to which you add supplemental coolant additives (SCA) as needed.

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Truck Gallery

Truckers showcase their rigs.

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