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Should I lease or purchase a semi-trailer?

Leasing A Semi-Trailer: Achieve Your Goals Without Breaking The Bank One of the most essential questions that many new owner-operators will have to answer is whether they should lease or purchase a semi-trailer. This decision ...

Trucking Future Predictions

A Grain of Salt Required If anyone took seriously all the predictions made about the future of the trucking industry over the past decade or so, you'd have to believe that by now we'd all be standing on the loading docks ...

Will Hybridization Be the Compromise for More Efficient Trailers?

Semi-trucks and trailers are increasingly under criticism for not being fuel-efficient, especially as competition increases and demand for faster delivery of partially filled loads skyrockets. But many private and small to ...

Major Technology Is on the Horizon For The Trucking Industry

If ongoing research by Tesla proves fruitful, a fully autonomous truck is on the horizon. Autonomous-or self-driving-trucks would initially be using a system known as, "platoons", where a series of driverless vehicles follow ...

What Was Discussed at the FTR Transportation Conference?

The FTR Transportation Conference, which took place at Indianapolis's Union Station September 12-14, examined industry-shaping transformations that will shape both the last quarter of 2017 and extend into 2018. Executives ...

How Trailer Leasing Gives Your Growing Company Flexibility

Leasing trailers is usually an option emphasized for single owner-operators and small fleets. But the growing turbulence in the trucking industry is making it a better option for growing and medium-sized fleets, too: not only ...

Welcome BlackBerry To The Trucking Industry

BlackBerry created the first smartphone before there were "smartphones."  Now everyone has a smartphone, but Apple is the king of this industry, not BlackBerry.  In response to this, Blackberry can do two things: it can allow ...

What to Check as You're Replacing Your Trailer's Reflectors

Reflective tape helps save lives, especially along poorly lit roads and in poor weather. Poorly maintained tape is also one of the most common violations during safety inspections. While glancing over the taped areas to check ...

The T-Pod

Automation is the future of the trucking industry and many companies are racing to put their model on the market first.  The goal is to develop a model that has Level 5 autonomy.  A vehicle has achieved Level 5 autonomy when ...

New Technology to Tap Into Your Trailer's Wasted Energy

Most companies are focused on energy efficiency through reducing the energy a vehicle consumes: creating fuel-efficient engines, adding external panels that cut down on wind resistance, and making tires that don't impact your ...
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