Why the Young Driver Apprenticeship Program Could be Key to Trucking’s Future

Pilot Program's New Approach in Solving Driver Shortage Although the driver shortage is old news for trucking industry veterans, attention to this issue is far from fading. In fact, the need for drivers continues to increase by the day as online ordering has led to logistics shifts across the country. More freight means more drivers, [...]
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Weathering Storms, Traffic & More: Keeping Drivers Safe

How can you help drivers reduce the risk of accidents? Heavy Duty Truck interviewed several experts on the subject, including CarriersEdge president Mark Murrell, Area Wide Protective Director of Compliance Lori Lonti, and Bendix Commercial Vehicles Systems Director of Marketing and Customer Solutions TJ Thomas. Here’s the advice they have for fleet operators.   When it [...]
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Featured Trucks

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Today’s Trend in Class 8 Trucks

Truck manufacturers are cautiously optimistic about the future amid continuing COVID-19 concerns. This is according to recent forecasting and research from freight analysis firm FTR. In particular, makers of class 8 trucks see trends that indicate strong demand; however, continued supply chain disruption has made it difficult to fulfill this demand as quickly as many [...]
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Allison’s Regional Haul Series Integrated into Freightliner Cascadia

Daimler Trucks North America offers a new Allison transmission in Class 9 Freightliner Cascadia: the 3414 Regional Haul Series (RHS.) Freightliner is now taking orders for trucks with the Allison 3414 RHS, with production slated to start in January 2022. These transmissions can be paired with the Detroit DD13 Gen 5 engine, rated for 410 [...]
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Getting Tires to Talk

Tires serve as the foundation for truck and trailer stability, and without reliable tires, the entire trucking industry ceases to exist. Tires are the unsung heroes of the road as they churn away, day after day, night after night, working in all conditions to keep freight moving and drivers safe. While monitoring air pressure and [...]
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Class 8 Orders Remain Steady in July

According to a new report released by FTR Trucking Intelligence, heavy-duty truck orders are holding steady, while high demand and manufacturing constraints continue to cause truck availability and pricing problems. In July 2021, orders for Class 8 trucks in North America were between 25,800 and 26,500 units. That’s about 1% less than July 2020 and [...]
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How to Reduce Splash and Spray From Your Trucks

Truckers and commuters alike know the frustration and danger that road splash and spray can create. Although Congress tried to address the issue with the 1982 Surface Transportation Assistance Act, not too much has been done to tackle the problem on America’s roadways. Truck manufacturers have also tried to crack down on the issue by [...]
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Tweak Engine Settings To Save Fuel

Today’s truck engines are more complex than ever due in part to integrated electronics. While this may cause gearheads to bristle, modern engines provide customization to adjust performance and save on fuel costs. Instead of using a wrench, you use software to make changes to truck engine functionality. The Advantages of Using Software to Tweak [...]
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