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Extended coverage plans

Class 8 Peterbilts are now available with extended coverage plans for Cummins engines. There are three optional plans, one for over-the-road c...

Hot TIP for trailer maintenance

Transport International Pool, Devon, Pa., has introduced TIP Mobile Maintenance Services, an outsourcing program that provides comprehensive m...

Website upgrades

Ridewell Corp., Springfield, Mo., has expanded its website, www.ridewellcorp.com, to include a complete listing of service parts and prices, e...

Beyond Pro-Link

Nexiq, Manchester, N.H., introduces eTechnician, a wireless maintenance, diagnostic and vehicle connectivity system that incorporates Web tech...

Free alignment training

M.D. Alignment Service, Altoona, Iowa, announces its participation in a nationwide series of free truck alignment seminars. M.D. Alignment, di...
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What causes you the most stress at work?

"Driver turnover and insurance costs. Right now more than anything it's insurance, but driver turnover comes in second. It's not a daily th...

The unfolding threat

Everything changed on Sept. 11. as the paralyzing shock of the terrorist attacks slowly gave way to resolute determination to prevent another ...

Deadhead focus warranted?

One of the most closely watched statistics in operations is the deadhead ratio - the percentage of empty miles to total miles. Many carriers a...

Fleets lend hand after attacks

Just hours after terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center and damaged the Pentagon on Sept. 11, trucking companies and owner-operators dona...

Training that pays off

How many carriers operate driver training programs so rigorous that half their trainees wash out? North America Van Lines of Fort Wayne, Ind.,...

Preventable or not?

John Doe returned to the yard to pick up his last load for the day - a single, 55-gallon drum for Mermaid Pool Supply, just across town. He ba...

Ontario inspector wins competition

Kerri Wirachowsky, a transportation enforcement officer with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, won the Jimmy K. Ammons Grand Champion ho...

Driving by numbers

Donald Jackson sits in a room attached to Jacobson Transportation's Des Moines, Iowa maintenance shop waiting for his scores. His truck is pa...

La-Z-Boy not sitting still

Employees of the Monroe, Mich.-based La-Z-Boy Corp. haven't been dozing in recent decades. Instead, the company has grown into a $2.2 billion...

Terion to focus on trailer tracking

Terion Inc., Melbourne, Fla., announced that it will focus on its FleetView mobile asset tracking and communications business, phase out its M...