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  • Our Top 6 Tips For Truck Driving Safety to Keep You On Top Of Your Game
    Our Top 6 Tips For Truck Driving Safety to Keep You On Top Of Your Game
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    If you’re new to driving a heavy-duty truck, you are freshly aware of the critical importance of truck driving safety. If you’re a seasoned road veteran, you’re even more aware of what can go wrong. But it’s easy to get into a routine and inadvertently overlook some detail that could pose a safety threat. So

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  • Semi Quiz | How Much Do You Know About 18 Wheeler Heavy Duty Trucks?
    Semi Quiz | How Much Do You Know About 18 Wheeler Heavy Duty Trucks?
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    If you’re a professional trucker or fleet manager, you undoubtedly know almost everything there is to know about heavy duty trucks. So why not take this “semi quiz” and see if you score 100%. Or share the quiz with your non-trucking friends. You might even learn a new tidbit of 18-wheeler trivia.
    Why is a

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  • Natural Gas Trucks | 8 Important Things To Know
    Natural Gas Trucks | 8 Important Things To Know
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    Oil may be comparatively inexpensive right now, but you can bet prices will rise again, taking diesel prices with them. That means natural gas trucks remain a serious option for commercial fleets. But natural gas is a different animal than diesel, so integrating these vehicles into your fleet isn’t as simple as it might seem.

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  • Compaction Roller Safety | How To Avoid Rollovers on Sloped Jobsites
    Compaction Roller Safety | How To Avoid Rollovers on Sloped Jobsites
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    Every year, construction workers die in rollover accidents. No cost is greater than the loss of human life, especially considering these accidents are preventable. The following reminders about compaction roller safety are just as applicable to any other construction equipment.
    Newer compaction rollers are designed to be more stable. They have a lower center of

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  • Increasing Fuel Efficiency and Quality Helping To Keep Truck Sales Strong Into 2016
    Increasing Fuel Efficiency and Quality Helping To Keep Truck Sales Strong Into 2016
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    Industry expert opinions vary considerably when it comes to predicting medium- and heavy-duty truck sales for 2016. Some expect the tremendous increase in sales we’ve seen since late 2014 to flatten out, or even dip a bit. Others see a continuing upward trend.
    One of those is Brian Cota, vice president of sales, national accounts

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  • Daimler Announces Plans To Bring Detroit Medium-Duty Engine Line To US
    Daimler Announces Plans To Bring Detroit Medium-Duty Engine Line To US
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    Daimler says “Built in Detroit” is more than a marketing slogan for their company. Just last month Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced its intention to begin producing its new DD5 and DD8 medium-duty Detroit engines at a plant in Redford, Michigan, which is outside Detroit.
    At the same time, they officially launched production of

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  • Shortages In Skilled Construction Workers Make Jobsite Safety Even More Important
    Shortages In Skilled Construction Workers Make Jobsite Safety Even More Important
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    How To Work Safely When Shorthanded.
    Just a year ago, the Associated General Contractors released results of a nationwide study that showed 83% of construction firms were understaffed in key crafts. Skilled workers such as carpenters, roofers, electricians and equipment operators are in severely short supply, as are laborers and even supervisory and management personnel.

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  • Daimler Exec Looks into Freightliner Future
    Daimler Exec Looks into Freightliner Future
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    Freightliner is on the move – no surprise, given the company’s long history of successful growth in the trucking industry. In 2014, Freightliner Trucks posted an uptick in orders that set new records for the company and the industry as well. But that was last year. What’s next?
    Richard Howard, senior vice president of sales

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  • Daimler Tests New Technology As They Advance Towards Autonomous Trucks
    Daimler Tests New Technology As They Advance Towards Autonomous Trucks
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    No doubt you’ve been following the amazing story of Daimler’s development of autonomous trucks. At the end of September, Daimler Trucks put their latest-version trucks to another test, this time on a real highway, under real-life driving conditions. They say their Mercedes-Benz Actros is the first series-production truck to advance to this level of testing.
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