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Summer Truck Maintenance: Prepare Your Truck For The Busy Season

Posted by on 6 May 2014

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The weather has turned a seasonal corner, and it’s time to think about an entirely new type of driving conditions. Here in New York, summer extremes can be as tough on your truck as harsh winter weather. And if your driving plans call for trips to other parts of the country, who knows what you’ll encounter? Extreme heat, mild temperatures – perhaps both on a single trip.

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Trucking Regulations: Hours-of-Service Battle Not Over Yet

Posted by on 14 January 2014

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Controversy over new hours-of-service rules for the trucking industry was hot and prolonged prior to passage of new regulations last summer. Now, drivers and fleet managers are saying "we told you so."

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The HOS Game Changer For Commercial Truck Drivers

Posted by on 22 June 2012

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Anyone who has any knowledge of the commercial trucking business is well aware of the stipulations and regulations placed on commercial drivers as part of the hours-of-service (HOS) safety program. In short, this program restricts the amount of consecutive hours that drivers can operate their truck, or be "on duty".

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Where Is The Next Generation of Truck Drivers?

Posted by on 9 April 2012

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The phrase "generation gap" has always been valid, presenting the idea that there are some levels on which different generations will not connect, or be able to relate on. Within the lifetime of recent generations the gaps between them and previous ones have grown substantially in result of the technological take over. From a group that never touched a computer until a job required it, to another that spends a majority of their lives with one glued to their fingertips. With every passing generation, the importance and level of involvement of technology in their lives jumps. Gadgets can do almost anything; locate the closest gas station, give directions to a destination, give a weather update, make hotel reservations, look up a local listing, and even order goods with the touch of a button--or even a screen.

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