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Current Magazine Issue

February 2015

at feb 2015 135x182For February, American Trucker focuses on the operational advantages of an integrated powertrain, on how the major truck systems work best when they work together. In the Business of Trucking, we look at how successful owner-operators plan for and manage an off-peak lull in loads. As always, you’ll also find trucking’s best coverage of new products and services, as well as the American Trucker Marketplace featuring the latest truck, trailer and equipment offerings from dealers across the U.S.A.

Articles

  • Editor's page: Future is now

    The future’s so bright, you gotta wear shades.” ... more.
  • Cover story: Powertrains- Package deals

    Powertrain integration emerged as a focused truck marketing pitch several years ago, and the concept has quickly become an industry standard. Simply, it makes sense: link engines, transmissions, and even axles together into a single, seamless package and reap the benefits of fuel savings and improved vehicle performance. Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), says that such integration also goes far beyond fuel savings and engine responsiveness. In his view, a range of benefits from maintenance-related cost savings to safety are possible as a result of increased integration. ... more.
  • Business of Trucking: Avoid the slowdown

    Remember the movie Ground Hog Day? Bill Murray played a TV meteorologist who loathed his job, but got stuck repeating the same day over and over until he learned what his mistakes were and learned how not to repeat them.

    So, you ask, what does this have to do with my trucking business? Well, we all have slumps in our lives, and the trucking business is not exempt. And a slump can be caused by many different things or events. ... more.
  • Spotlight: Archuleta Transport

    Gilbert Archuleta hauls mostly produce with his model-year 2000 Peterbilt and Utility refrigerated trailer. In business since 1978, Archuleta is currently leased to PLH Enterprises, hauling freight on demand. ... more.
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Kevin Jones has an enthusiastic fascination with the supply chain. As editor of American Trucker, he focuses on the critical role owner-ops and small fleets play in the economy, both local and global. And he plays with big trucks.

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