The new North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show) was created not with the goal in mind of competing with established regional trucking shows. These shows are long time favorites and even traditions, which are popular with both owner-operators and families. This event is not a replacement, but a more specialize event which showcases the latest in trucking technology for fleets. This new show, which will provide a strong focus on medium to large fleets and the trucking technology of both today and the future, will be held September 18-22, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. (more…)
Archive for May, 2016
The new extreme duty transformer is basically three trucks in one gigantic vehicle! Essentially a 70-ton tractor, this vehicle has a heavy duty chassis which allows for freight versatility. Engineered for rugged off-road conditions, the MBT-40 prioritizes driver safety and comfort. Western star plans to open the Extreme Duty Off Road package to other truck models in the future. Let’s take a more detailed look at what this baby can do, and how it will help you on the road.
The price of diesel fuel plateaued during the first week of May. Over that week the prices increased by less than one cent nationally. These numbers come from the Energy Department, and reveal interesting tidbits about the current state of diesel in America and what it means for truckers, trucking companies and the trucking industry as a whole. (more…)
As truck drivers, making safe turns can be tricky business. Most medium-heavy duty trucks have warnings labeled on the back showing other drivers that they make ‘wide right turns.’ Accidents involving tractor trailers are often the result of the vehicle’s difficult steering limitations. Don’t fret! There are ways to avoid these costly mishaps by always incorporating safe turns into your driving.