Our story earlier this month about Joe Graham, the trucker who was mocked on the CB and then harassed for warning others about a massive pileup on I-90 in Pennsylvania, prompted quite a few comments from readers on the Facebook pages of American Trucker and Fleet Owner, all concerned about the future of trucking—and many about the future of the country....More
To borrow from Buffalo Springfield, for what it’s worth, there’s something happening here and what it is ain't exactly clear. But we probably can agree that “nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong,” as you’ll see in this Dash Cam of the Week twofer....More
United Parcel Service is expanding its alternative fuel purchasing agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. as the parcel carrier plans to buy up to 500,000 gallon equivalents of renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) annually in Texas....More
Truck operators looking to increase fuel efficiency and haul more freight can look to lightweighting as a key enabler, according to a recent Confidence Report on Lightweighting by Trucking Efficiency. The report found that investing in lightweighting is an attractive and economical alternative to adding expensive new equipment—and the potential savings are significant....More
Spot-market load availability fell 5.6% during the week ending Feb. 6, with the number of van and refrigerated loads dropping 17% and 12%, respectively, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards....More
What’s an even more reliable sign of the approaching spring than groundhog Punxsutawney Phil? It’s Truck Day for Major League Baseball clubs, an annual rite of packing up the gear and shipping everything a team needs for several weeks of preseason training and exhibition games in Florida and Arizona.
Just when you thought Uber-for-trucking or drones might someday shake up freight and delivery, guess what? Google wants to send self-driving trucks sporting a locker-type storage system to bring a package to your door....More
Three years after a federal investigation began into accusations that executives at Pilot Flying J defrauded trucking customers via a fuel rebate scheme, eight former company employees found themselves indicted in U.S. District Court....More