Trucking

Get Ready, Drivers. Roadcheck 2015 Starts Tuesday

Get Ready, Drivers. Roadcheck 2015 Starts Tuesday

Heads-up! Roadcheck 2015 is upon us…almost. According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and other government agencies, the International Roadcheck is scheduled for June 2 – 4, that’s next Tuesday through Thursday. The annual blitz will take nearly 10,000 inspectors from local, state and federal enforcement…Read more

Nissan and Cummins, Introducing the Titan XD.

Nissan and Cummins, Introducing the Titan XD.

The upcoming 2016 Nissan Titan will be offered with an all-new version that is targeted towards those wanting heavy-duty capabilities in a light-duty truck. Dubbed the Titan XD, it hopes to bridge this gap using a next generation Cummins 5.0L V8 turbo diesel engine and a much beefier suspension and…Read more

What Has Ford Motor Company Been Up To Lately?

What Has Ford Motor Company Been Up To Lately?

Ford Motor Company released a new design of its Ranger midsized pickup truck at the Bangkok International Auto Show in mid March, turning a few heads in the process. The complete redesign has an improved fuel economy by 18 percent, offers a modified, more futuristic look and its steering wheel…Read more

Electronic Logging Devices: What’s the Big Deal?

Electronic Logging Devices: What’s the Big Deal?

Electronic logging devices are the talk of the trucking industry, and with good reason. The transportation market is often pressed on how it can improve road and driver safety, and lawmakers are leaning toward on-dash cameras and regulating drivers’ daily workloads as two ways to mitigate potential accidents. In theory,…Read more

Ignoring Our Nation’s Infrastructure: Is There a Road Ahead?

Ignoring Our Nation’s Infrastructure: Is There a Road Ahead?

The U.S. is a young and wealthy country. Yet, in the past couple of decades it has acted like an aging curmudgeon. In the past 40 years, the majority of U.S. federal budget spending has shifted from investing in infrastructure growth, development and innovation to funding healthcare and entitlements. While…Read more

Class 3-4 Trucks Make a Comeback

Class 3-4 Trucks Make a Comeback

Class 3-4 truck manufacturing is on the rise once again. As the national economic landscape continues to improve, truck order volumes are growing after fleets dialed back vehicle replacement schedules during the Great Recession, according to industry website Trucking Info. Brian Tabel, marketing director at Isuzu Commercial Truck of America…Read more

Hauling with a Hybrid? The Transformation of Pickup Trucks

Hauling with a Hybrid? The Transformation of Pickup Trucks

Traditionally, hybrid cars have been developed by foreign car manufacturers and in smaller sedan models. Until recently, hybrid automobiles were targeted at environmentally focused, eco-friendly drivers. However, Ford Motor Company is making a change to the hybrid paradigm, and it’s not in the form of a sedan, coupe or even…Read more

The 2014 Best Trucks for Towing

The 2014 Best Trucks for Towing

Whether you are picking up hotshot loads or hauling a cross-country move, you are only as reliable as your truck. Listed below are four of the best heavy duty trucks hotshot and independent transporters can buy today: 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty The U.S. automotive industry has been beaten and battered in…Read more

Take Care of Your Freight: 4 Tips for Smart Towing

Take Care of Your Freight: 4 Tips for Smart Towing

Hotshot and independent truckers likely know a thing or two about moving freight. In fact, connecting a trailer is probably second nature to a truck driver, especially if they’re running their own operation. Yet, despite the perceived ease of proper hauling practices, even the most experienced of drivers may need…Read more

Gas Versus Diesel: Who Wins the Great Debate?

Gas Versus Diesel: Who Wins the Great Debate?

Gas and diesel-fueled engines both offer distinct advantages and drawbacks. In comparison with one another, it’s difficult to determine which is more advantageous in terms of personal or hotshot trucking. Drivers must consider a wide variety of factors when deciding the type of truck they are going to purchase, as…Read more