Category Archives: Industry News

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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Coming to America

Make America Great Again. By and large this is the phrase that registered with voters across the country as they selected reality television star and real estate mogul Donald Trump to the White House. For most of the election just … Continue reading

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Diesel Powered Backups

If you have it a truck brought it. This is a popular saying among the trucking community and one that is very true. Nearly every item purchased in the United States reaches consumers on the backs of trucks. With another Black … Continue reading

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Vaporware No More?

Could this really be happening? Is it is possible the Nikola One is something more than just vaporware? In this fast page age of ours product announcements come and go in the blink of an eye. It’s rather easy to … Continue reading

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Volvo Super Truck

There has been plenty of big news regarding the future of Class 8 trucks in North America recently will the release of the new Freightliner Cascadia, the impeding reveal of “Project Horizon” by International and now the Volvo Super Truck. … Continue reading

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International Trucks Project Horizon

The reveal of International’s new class 8 truck, as of this post, is a mere 10 days away. Dubbed as the world’s most driver centric truck we can assume this vehicle will be the successor to ProStar. Back in 2013 … Continue reading

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Volkswagen to Purchase 16.6% Stake in Navistar

For nearly as long as this website has been around Navistar, maker of International Trucks and IC buses, has been a prime candidate for merger, partnership, or direct takeover by a European truck builder. I speculated as much in 2011 … Continue reading

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