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  • reveal how other drivers saved money or lost money (as examples to learn from); and

  • alert you to situations that could cost you money.


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Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Sun Glare

... Vision Council of America (VCA) offers the following tips for motorists to help reduce the dangers caused by sun glare:

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Fuel-Saving Engine Calibration Software Offered for Transit Van

Derive Systems' engine calibration software now works with the 2015 Ford Transit's 3.7-liter or and 3.5-liter engines, the company has announced. The software reduces fuel consumption by commercial fleets that use the full-size Transit van.

The software offered for the Ford Transit includes a top-speed limiter to increase safe driving, eliminate speeding tickets, and lower insurance costs. Derive’s software also aims to reduce idle rpm by up to 30 percent to save on fuel and significantly improve fuel economy, according to the company.

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How drivers can ease the stress of tax time

With April 15 approaching, Road King sought out advice from an expert on federal income tax. Eric Smith, spokesperson for the IRS, offered this advice for professional drivers.

Q What is the most important thing a driver can do to understand and comply with their tax obligations?

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Trucker, did your consumer spending increase when the cost of fuel fell?

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Do you believe that a mileage tax should replace a fuel tax?

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If Expeditors International of Washington Inc. raised fourth-quarter net income 19%, what part of this will go to their drivers?

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Fuel-tax hike indexed to inflation the wrong idea to fund roads

... Indexing the tax to inflation is nothing more than allowing Congress to abdicate their responsibility to answer to the voters. It is the voters that should hold the purse strings of Congress, not the other way around. This same act that you trumpet was just voted down in Massachusetts just a few months ago. Even they saw this as just another way government will fleece the taxpayer.

Instead of having a self-rising, err… adjusting tax, maybe we should do the following:

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Fleets frustrated over impact of new rules and regulations on operating costs

US and Canadian trucking companies have much in common, including their growing frustration over government interference in their businesses, with seemingly little thought given to the full implications of their decisions.

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Kelley also had concerns with how the latest emissions standards for heavy trucks have been implemented, driving up costs of new trucks by 45% while at the same time, cars have increased in price just 15%. While Kelley said he agrees with the importance of cleaning the air, the new standards have resulted in less reliable equipment that has been especially troubling in an LTL environment with ever-tightening delivery windows.

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Fleets urged to ‘stay the course’ with alt-fuel strategies

Attendees at the NTEA Green Truck Summit were urged to “stay the course” and to remain committed to greening their fleets through the use of alternative fuels and other technologies, despite lower diesel prices.

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The average peak cost of diesel in the US in 2014 was $4.02 per gallon, which dropped to $2.83 where it’s expected to remain for most of this year before climbing to about $3.24 per gallon in 2016, Yborra said.

“We know it’s going to go back up, we just don’t know how quickly or how far it’s going to go back up,” he added.

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If fleets have been urged to 'stay the course' with alt-fuel strategies, should owner-operators follow suit?

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How widespread do you think the use of DME (dimethyl ether) as a fuel will become in the trucking industry? Will it save money over diesel?

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If C.R. England is giving 'pay increases for solo company drivers working in its Western regional fleet', what about increases for their other drivers?

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Fleetmaster Express boosts driver pay, enhances benefit package

Fleetmaster Express, a Roanoke, VA-based carrier operating over 300 trucks and 1,400 trailers, said it is instituting a 10% boost in pay for over-the-road drivers. All drivers will receive a pay increases of varying amounts, the fleet said.

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Average Diesel Price Increases Again Since Hitting 5-Year Low

Diesel prices continue rebounding since hitting their lowest level in five years last month.

New U.S. Energy Department figures show the national average price of on-highway diesel gained 3.6 cents over the past week to $2.936 per gallon. Compared to a year ago it is still $1.08 less.

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Shower Review TA Indiana Seymour

My Name - Mike Simons Country where I drive professionally - USA I am a/an - Company Driver Name of truck stop and its location (city and state) where

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TV

WHICH TV WOULD YOU RECOMMEND FOR USE IN A SEMI ----- Response fro Vicki: Hello, Suzanne, Thanks for asking a question on our website. Different professional

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Have a Webasto unit with a SmarTemp control in your truck? Does it help reduce idling and give fuel savings?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1BiLrLW

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Do you agree with one school that truck driver training can help drivers potentially earn 'approximately $35,000 in six weeks'?

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Too good to be true? Appropriate engine settings offer obvious fuel efficiency benefits

... As explained by NACFE Program Manager Dave Schaller, there are more than 100 different parameters that control a modern diesel engine. A fleet survey found three levels of complexity as to how these settings are commonly used.

Most basically, an engine is left with the factory default settings. The middle level comprises changes to a few obvious settings, such as a vehicle speed limit. At the top, the optimized level means a fleet has worked with an engine maker or a fleet expert to fully exploit the array of options.

Moving from the basic settings to the middle level can deliver a 3 to 5 percent improvement in fuel economy, Schaller continued, while a fully optimized engine can deliver an 8 percent improvement – or even more.

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Diesel still projected to remain cheaper in 2015, average $1 less than 2014

Despite the apparent end of the six-month diesel price plummet, the Department of Energy projects the price of diesel to remain near its current price throughout 2015, according to the latest Short Term Energy Outlook.

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Truckers, on a scale from 1 (low) to 10 (high), how much value do you place on the virtual rewards you get in trucking?

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Low-tech truck revolution: Will modern truck technology create a market for simpler, more affordable trucks?

... The most glaring unwanted burden has been skyrocketing truck prices. OEMs point out that many of the new technologies – particularly emissions and engine systems – are the result of government mandates. The cost of developing these systems can total hundreds of millions – if not billions – in research and development costs. There is simply no way, OEMs say, they can avoid passing these costs along to fleets.

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Fuel savings

Efforts to improve fuel economy have traditionally been met with fierce headwinds. One reason is that drivers lose interest if they feel penalized by factors out of their control like load weight, weather and topography.

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TDC uses a mobile app from PedalCoach to help drivers achieve the bonus, he says. The bonus is paid out every 18,000 miles or approximately 2.5 months. PedalCoach gives instantaneous feedback on throttle input through its user interface that resembles a digital gauge.

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Performance pay

Carriers are using the massive amount of data they have available to create sophisticated performance-based pay packages. These efforts are a way to increase engagement by putting drivers’ income in their own hands, literally.

As part of this trend, some fleets have developed mobile apps to give drivers a scorecard to monitor the performance criteria that will determine their future income.

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Trucker, how would you feel about getting same-day pay for your work?

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