How To Save Fuel And Extend Tire Life

    As a vehicle travels down a road, there are a number of factors that contribute to the amount of fuel it will use in getting from Point A to Point B. Tires are just one of many factors. As each tire on a vehicle rolls down the road, it creates a drag force. It is composed of the energy loss created by the deflection of the tire sidewall and the compression and deformation of the tire tread in the footprint [...]

(CVSA) 29th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 7-9, 2016.

CVSA's 29th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 7-9, 2016. International Roadcheck is a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform large truck and bus safety inspections. International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute in Canada, the United States and Mexico during a 72-hour period. During the annual [...]

PeopleNet Announces Tire Pressure Monitoring Integration

Fleet mobility technology company PeopleNet has announced the integration of a tire pressure monitoring system from Wabco. Wabco’s Integrated Vehicle Tire Monitoring system uses wheel-mounted sensors to monitor tire pressure. The system then wirelessly provides in-cab updates of tire pressures directly from each wheel, alerting drivers to tire pressure issues and allowing them to address the problem. “Working with Wabco gives our customers more choice when they are looking to add a tire pressure monitoring solution,” said Tom Fansler, executive vice [...]

5 Things You Need to Know About ELD s

Fleets prepared to make the necessary changes to every facet of their operation will be more successful transitioning to e-logs. ELD - Electronic logging devices to track driver hours of service become mandatory in December 2017. Everything you need to know about compliance is spelled out in the final rule, but here's a quick look at some of the more common sources of confusion – and a few things you'll need to consider that are not spelled out in the [...]

Always Expect The Unexpected On The Road – Tire Max

You never know when opportunity may come a-knockin’. Sometimes it’s at the most inopportune times. Unexpected situation 1 Late into the evening, I had a blowout on a trailer tire. I immediately glanced all around. I could see in my driver’s side mirror chunks of rubber flying everywhere. Thankfully, the winged pieces of hard rubber didn’t strike any vehicles. The explosion did, however, knock off the mud flap behind the tire. It missed hitting anything as well, so I could focus [...]

Federal Trucking Regulations

Federal semi truck driving regulations are extensive, covering topics that range from alcohol consumption to record keeping to training requirements.  While liability is typically based on some form of negligent driving, other theories may include breaches of federal regulations that result in some way to the accident and injury. Semi truck drivers as well as their employers, the semi trucking company, are held to a high standard that requires compliance with all applicable federal regulations.  If any failure to follow [...]