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Current Magazine Issue

December 2014

at cover dec14 135x182This month, American Trucker explores the new formulations of engine oil and what that means to your maintenance efforts as well as the winner of this year's Readers' Rigs contest.  You will also find trucking’s best coverage of new products and services, as well as the American Trucker Marketplace with the latest truck, trailer and equipment offerings from dealers across the U.S.A.


  • Editor's Page: New rules

    Watch out. The trucking rulebook is going to get thicker again in 2015. But with Congress in Republican hands come January, expect a slowdown in the pace of new motor carrier regulations. ... more.
  • Cover story: Driven to change

    Oil. It’s the lifeblood of an engine. Nothing’s changed about that since the birth of the automotive age. But when it comes to heavy-duty diesel engines, right now a lot about oil is changing. What’s more, say major lubricant suppliers, the changes under way are all for the better. Driving the ongoing push to develop and bring to market new multi-grade oil formulations is the growing recognition that this liquid gold can pump value into trucking operations beyond delivering on its core mission of protecting expensive engines. ... more.
  • 2014 Readers' Rigs Grand Champion

    Jerome Lobo will tell you that he never planned on making a living as a truck driver, nor did he expect trucking to offer up a way for him to publicly display his passion for medieval history. ... more.
  • December spotlight: Graham Transport

    In business since March of 2013, Graham Transport hauls liquid hazardous materials in bulk tank trailers. ... more.
  • Business of Trucking: Trucking into 2015

    Last month we interviewed a rural community banker who presented his thoughts on the economy and small business for this past year and going forward into 2015. This month, we look at the trucking industry from the perspective of a financial expert. Not only does Steven Hausman, president of Triumph Business Capital, have expertise within the industry, he is a fourth-generation trucker who is very familiar with the daily challenges faced by small and micro-carriers. ... more.

Sean Kilcarr comments on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry.. Check back often for Sean's take on the trucking industry, in his award-winning blog, Trucks at Work.

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