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Electrify It and They Will Drive

The other day I was watching Field of Dreams (for the very first time) and there was a scene depicting a MBTA electric powered bus fed by an overhead catenary system. It was moving slow and shooting off sparks while … Continue reading

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The Mack Anthem

Usually when a new class 8 truck hits the street I don’t lay eyes on it for nearly a solid year after full production begins. Such is the burden of not having a direct connection to the trucking industry. This … Continue reading

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Autocar Trucks – Alabama Autocar

Did you hear the news? Autocar Trucks is opening a second manufacturing plant in the Birmingham area. The 1 million square foot production facility will assemble the heavy duty cab forward Autocar trucks common found at work in the refuse … Continue reading

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Mack Anthem

The newest Mack truck has been revealed. Behold the Anthem. It’s the latest entry into the Class 8 segment that has seen a slew of new or heavily refreshed models aimed straight at the heart of the OTR market. Redefined … Continue reading

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Cummins Electric Truck

You don’t always have to be the first person with an idea to be successful. Over the past year or two the Nikola One and Tesla have both trotted out concept versions of their hybrid trucks. While both companies claim … Continue reading

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Saunders Concrete

I have heard the rumors swirling for sometime now that local construction legend Saunders Concrete had been sold to industry giant Leigh Hanson. News broke in early July that L-H planned to purchase the assets of the company that include … Continue reading

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The New Ford F-650

It has been just about a year since Ford jumped back into the Class 6-7 with their newly revamped F-650  and F-750 offerings. As the world turns I have seen more of these trucks creeping onto the road. With a … Continue reading

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Regional Haul Trucks

What is the number one issue facing the trucking industry today? Is it fuel costs? Increasing government regulations? The ever increasing mechanical and technological complexity of trucks? To be sure all of these are challenges but perhaps the most glaring is driver retention. … Continue reading

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APU FAQ

In the early days of this site I once discussed axle positions and the often confusing bridge formulas that vary from state to state. Depending on what state you run your truck you can get away with different axles positions … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Simulator

About a year ago a new trucking simulation game by the name of American Truck Simulator hit the scene. Technically it is the successor to the many trucking games that came before it from the 18 Wheels of Steel franchise. … Continue reading

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