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Reduce Fuel Spending by Finding Your Engine’s “Sweet Spot”

We know you’ve heard this time and again, slow down to get better fuel mileage, but it’s not that simple. Getting the best fuel mileage means finding the sweet spot – the best RPM to run your engine so it’s the most efficient. And with fuel costs consistently ranking as driver’s number one expense, the best way to save money on fuel costs is to find the sweet spot where your engine runs.

The trick is pulling your load with torque and not horsepower, and using the energy in the right way. When you pull with horsepower you use more energy, and therefore burn more fuel to pull your load.

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Infographic helps safety managers select appropriate PPE

... Compliance and Safety LLC (http://complianceandsafety.com) has prepared a very useful infographic to help safety managers evaluate and categorize PPE needs for their operations. Check out the chart below:

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5 Tips to Keep Your Battery Running in the Summer Heat

If you think the summer weather is easier on your battery than last winter's polar vortex, think again.

While warmer temperatures help to increase battery capacity, making it easier to turn over the engine, they also cause an increase in the rate at which the battery deteriorates. When the temperature is warmer, the current conducting grids corrode faster, reducing the life of your battery.

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Trucking parking bans instituted in Washington state

Washington’s Pierce County became the state’s second county this month to bar truck parking on residential streets in unincorporated areas.

Pierce County commissioners voted 7-1 for banning trucks with gross vehicle weights exceeding 10,001 pounds and trailers longer than 20 feet from parking on neighborhood streets between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The ordinance institutes a $175 penalty for violators and hikes the fine for other parking violations from $25 to $50.

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California truck driver busted with 26 pounds of heroin, cocaine at Pa. Turnpike rest stop, state police say

A California man was arrested earlier this month at a Pennsylvania Turnpike rest stop in Dauphin County after state police said he was found with 10 kilograms of heroin and 2 kilograms of cocaine.

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Don't waste your fuel filters and time!

It's more convenient to by fuel for our semi at loves but on more then one occasion it has cost hours of down time and several changes of filters. This

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Wait times

What is an acceptable wait time at a delivery dock ----- Response from Vicki: Hello, Thanks for asking a question through our website. Although we

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Cooler hinge from neoprene rubber

Coleman Xtreme cooler hinge solution. I read your site and remembered some rubber I had laying around. I mounted a 3 x3 piece of 1/4 neoprene rubber in

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Trucker, so you need an app to 'pay you' to exercise?

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Do you agree with economist Michael Belzer, who compared trucks to 'sweatshops on wheels' because of 'the low rates of pay, long working hours and unsafe conditions'?

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Where else are there bridges that are insufficiently marked for commercial motor vehicles?

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Are trucking companies today really operating on 'razor-thin margins'?

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Class-action lawsuit accuses Navistar of knowingly selling defective engines

A class-action lawsuit filed July 10 by three trucking companies against Navistar-International echoes claims of similar lawsuits filed this week: The truck and engine maker knew its EGR-only MaxxForce engines had defects and Navistar concealed those problems from buyers.

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Will Alt-Fuel Powered Vehicles help truckers save money on fuel?

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10 Ways to Grow Your Trucking Business using Body Language or Behavior

As an owner-operator you are not only the CEO of your company, but also the face of your business. How you come across to your dispatcher, your customers, and carrier is critical to your success. You are constantly meeting new people, making first impressions, and creating a level of trust.

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Will legal liability, policymakers, consumer acceptance, cost, infrastructure, technology or jobs most hinder autonomous trucks in the marketplace?

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Division or Awareness? Trucking's Perfect Storm

... Drivers need to make more money and then other issues would also be resolved, if only their wages and profits were increased.

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Look for a reset switch on Power Driver 2000 Inverter

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Truck driver busted after traffic stop in Missouri yields 700 pounds of pot

A truck driver from Indiana is under arrest after Missouri state troopers reported finding slightly more than 700 pounds of marijuana in his rig.

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The 60-year-old driver, from Indianapolis, was arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking...

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Truck driver in fatal accident gets prison time, probation

The semi-truck driver who plowed into a line of cars at a red light in January 2013, killing two people and injuring six others, was sentenced on Monday.

Scott A. Saunders,of Kenoshsa, Wisconsin, was sentenced to eight years, with one served and seven suspended. He will be on probation for six years and be required to complete 200 hours of community service. His driver’s license will be suspended for at least 10 years. Saunders will get credit for time served.

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Why was Pilot Flying J's rebate program so complicated? Which truck stops got the best discounts?

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Woman Claims She was Fired for Reporting Texting Truck Driver

A Central Arkansas truck driver has been caught on his phone while driving. The person who took the video was a coworker who says she was fired after reporting what was going on.

The video shows a driver repeatedly looking down at his phone while behind the wheel of a big rig hauling waste water from Fracking operations in the Clinton area.

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Trucker with suspended license duct-taped plate to avoid bridge toll, police say

A New Jersey man whose license had been suspended nine times was arrested Saturday for trying to evade tolls on the Goethals Bridge by covering his truck's license plates with black duct tape, Port Authority police said.

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Truck Driver Blames Bad GPS Directions for Driving on Heritage Trail

A semi truck driver from Milwaukee faces several charges after investigators say he drove his truck on Dubuque County’s Heritage Trail. ...

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The soft-crushed limestone that lines the Heritage Trail could not support the weight of a 53-foot semi.

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The truck quickly sank into the soft ground and rolled onto its side, spilling his load along the trail. It took four wrecker trucks to pull the truck out.

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