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... In 643 incidents reported between 2000 and 2003, loose wheel fasteners were to blame 65% of the time while wheel bearings were the cause in 26% of the cases. The remainder were a mix of axle and/or suspension structural failures and other causes.
One Canadian report revealed that 83% of the incident reports noted that repairs or maintenance had been performed on the suspect wheels just a short time prior to the separation.
Diesel prices dropped an average of 3.7 cents across the United States during the week ending Monday, Nov. 23, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.
The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.445 nationwide, the lowest price of 2015, as well as the lowest since June 1, 2009.
Did you know some of the most successful owner-operators drive as a team? In fact, last year some ATBS team driving clients made over $100,000 in net profit. ATBS helps more than 400 team driving clients navigate the tax implications team drivers face. Here are the top 6 considerations if you are thinking about team driving with your spouse or partner:
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As with any year, if you have planned business expenses that can be moved into December from early 2016, those deductions will reduce your 2015 taxable income. This is pretty straightforward except when it comes to large purchases, such as a truck or trailer.
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Fast response is needed after an environmental release to contain the spillage and avoid setting off a complicated and potentially expensive chain of events. Spill Center's new app for mobile devices offers users a direct link to technical, environmental and legal specialists who can provide expert advice and assistance after pollution events at fixed facilities and in transportation, 24/7.
“You have a product that has constant road contact, so you’ve always got something on the road that is going to give the trucker traction,” [Chuck McGee, AutoSock’s president of U.S. distribution] said, “whereas a chain, you have a link that hits the road, then you have a blank space.”
... Reserve-only spaces account for 8 percent of the network’s total parking inventory, or 3,750 spaces. Not all spaces are used every night, but if they were, $17.6 million annually would flow into company coffers, based on the average price.
In a recent American Transportation Research Institute survey, 48 percent of drivers reported no willingness to pay for space. At the average rate charged for TA Petro spaces, only 12 percent of respondents reported any willingness to pay.
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Snow, ice and freezing temperatures not only make the roads hazardous for hauling freight during the winter months but can damage equipment and retard fuel economy, too. Here are some tips on how to minimize such winter weather risks.
Thanksgiving week over the last three years has seen thefts of $6 million in cargo, 44 semitractors and 51 semitrailers, according to crime analytics group CargoNet.
Texas has experienced the highest amount of theft during that period. Data shows 59 percent of all thefts occurred in Texas, California, Florida, Georgia and New Jersey. Thefts increased from Monday of Thanksgiving week before spiking on Wednesday, then decreasing to average levels of theft.
All recorded truck stop thefts took place in the eastern half of the United States. ...
... If the Denham amendment is added to the final Transportation Bill, it would be devastating to wages for professional drivers. In a nutshell, trucking companies would legally only have to pay drivers for the miles they drive, not any other work they do.
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Do I have to wait to get my cdl? I had a cdl and not knowing I allowed it to expire not thinking I would have to start all over again from the very beginning.
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Yes, and to assist, there's another piece of technology that is said to help!
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Rollovers happen every day in the trucking industry, but they don't have to. Read on to learn about three major rollover myths, the three main causes of rollovers and what you can do to prevent them from happening to you.
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I have a 45L coolerbox and the hinge broke actually both I am now looking to purchase the hinges but cannot find it anywhere. Do you perhaps know where
There has been a huge push in the recent years for trucks, buses, and other vehicles to switch from diesel and gasoline to compressed natural gas (CNG). There are many benefits to CNG. ...
Commercial truckers have been slower to adapt to CNG. Trucks with CNG engines are more expensive, fueling stations are scarce around the country, and mileage is less than diesel-fueled trucks. As the push towards greener fuels and a more sustainable environment continues over the next decade, it is important to know a few facts about making the switch to CNG.
Could it be that he wasn't using his mirrors as he should have been?
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The U.S.’ average diesel price climbed back above the $2.50 mark this week, rising 1.7 cents, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.
The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.502. Prices increased in all regions during the week except the Rocky Mountain region and California.
WZZM 13 is taking a closer look at the widespread impact of a fuel tax hike on West Michigan businesses.
On Tuesday, state lawmakers voted to raise taxes on both gasoline and diesel, along with other fees, to help pay for fixing the roads.
Now, local trucking and delivery companies say they'll have to pass the extra cost onto their customers.
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