The Freightliner Cascadia Evolution improves Freightliner’s highway truck technology by introducing aerodynamics, increased fuel efficiency, and fleet management tools that make the Cascadia Evolution stand above the rest. Compared to the first generation EPA 2010-compliant Cascadia model, the newest Cascadia model offers a 7% increase in fuel economy. Read on to learn more about the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution. (more…)
Archive for March, 2016
Recently, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published a notice that it is seeking feedback from the trucking industry on the prevalence of sleep apnea.
DOT is looking into how widespread this issue is, as well as the costs associated with treatment. Known as “pre-rule,” this is the first step in proposing specific requirements around sleep apnea conditions. (more…)
Driver fatigue is estimated to be the cause of up to 20% of road fatalities. Most of these accidents occur during regular sleeping hours. Here are a few ways to recognize when you are feeling fatigued and prevent driver fatigue in the future. (more…)
On March 8th, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was set to publish the proposed rule which would change CDL requirements. If made final, this rule will make it necessary for new truckers to complete a core training curriculum before receiving their CDL. This curriculum includes many changes, as well as the new rule that entry level truckers have at least 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training before being issued a CDL. (more…)