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How a Hollywood Tragedy Led to the Rear Underrun Protection System

The Rear Underrun Protection System (RUPS) is such a common piece of equipment on modern commercial semi-trucks that most people probably never even notice it. But the rigid metal assembly hanging from the back of every ...

Illinois is Increasing Spot Inspections Along Interstate 57

Due to an increased number of wrecks and collision along Illinois I-57, the state police are concentrating on more inspections and traffic law enforcement in the area. While the campaign is not wholly focused on either ...

Is Drag Slowing Your Trailer Down?

Drag is one of the most consistent problems people have been trying to solve when it comes to semi-trailers. Making engines more and more fuel efficient can hardly make a dent in the industry when air resistance just makes ...

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 ...
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