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RoadPro Tire Thumper

How To Use A Tire Thumper

"What in the world is a tire thumper?" I couldn't help but laugh as I heard a kid at the truck stop ask his mother. Her response, "I guess it thumps tires." Good guess...
Amazon Building Trucking App

Amazon Adding New Trucking App; Continues Shipping Push

It's no secret that Amazon continues its push to become a major logistics and delivery network. Business Insider reported that Amazon is building an Uber-like app that will roll out during the summer of...
Amazon Distribution Centers

Amazon Building Their Semi-Truck Fleet Signals Bigger Changes Ahead

Amazon's Recent Truck & Trailer Purchases Number In Thousands Amazon.com is implementing a game changing strategy, using a delivery truck fleet for shipping orders to customers. The idea of starting to put together a private...
High Load-To-Truck Ratios 2017

High Load-To-Truck Ratios Kick Off 2017

There's no question that demand is strong in the trucking industry as we kick off 2017 with high load-to-truck ratios according to DAT. Both Van and Reefer rates have higher national averages while flatbed...
Trucking Industry Market Value

The U.S. Economy And A Slowing Trucking Industry

The trucking industry has always been a strong indicator for the U.S. economy. When the trucking industry is strong, so is the economy. When the trucking industry struggles, the U.S. economy often follows. And...
Average Age Of Truck Drivers

Truck Driver Shortage Now Affecting All Industry Sectors

The ongoing truck driver shortage has been a concern to the trucking industry for many years. Trucking executives have been planning and building strategies to change the trend but the numbers continue to climb....
Women Truck Drivers

Women Truck Drivers Are Still Facing Discrimination

Women truck drivers are still facing discrimination and this issue was brought to life in court recently. A federal judge has found a Missouri-based trucking company guilty of discrimination against women truck drivers. The...

Bill Hall Jr. Wife Gets Life Insuarance Policy Worth $310K

In a bizarre tragedy to say the least, Bill Hall Jr.'s wife was awarded his life insurance policy. The life insurance policy was worth $310,000. The case gets weird because Frances Hall, the wife,...
Hair Drug Test For Truck Drivers

Hair Drug Screen Test for Truck Drivers: Carriers Push FMCSA For Approval

Truckers Logic first reported on the hair drug screen test for truck drivers more than a year ago when the ATA was pushing the objective. The topic is hot again as we've learned that...
Heavy Duty Trucks Going To Natural Gas

Heavy Duty Trucks Switching To Natural Gas

The Race To Natural Gas Among Heavy Duty Trucks Is On Back on September 11th, Clean Energy Fuel Corps announced it will begin fueling the first heavy-duty natural gas trucks deployed by Bimbo Bakeries USA, whom...