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Editor's page: Future is now
The future’s so bright, you gotta wear shades.”  more

Business of Trucking: Avoid the slowdown
Remember the movie Ground Hog Day? Bill Murray played a TV meteorologist who loathed his job, but got stuck repeating the same day over and over until he learned what his mistakes were and learned how not to repeat them.

So, you ask, what does this have to do with my trucking business? Well, we all have slumps in our lives, and the trucking business is not exempt. And a slump can be caused by many different things or events.  more

Cover story: Powertrains- Package deals
Powertrain integration emerged as a focused truck marketing pitch several years ago, and the concept has quickly become an industry standard. Simply, it makes sense: link engines, transmissions, and even axles together into a single, seamless package and reap the benefits of fuel savings and improved vehicle performance. Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), says that such integration also goes far beyond fuel savings and engine responsiveness. In his view, a range of benefits from maintenance-related cost savings to safety are possible as a result of increased integration.  more


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