By David A. Kolman
If you’re like me and occasionally pull intermodal containers, there’s some good news.The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has finally done something about the condition of these vehicles.
Toby Bogard, a driver who wrote a book about succeeding as a trucker, was profiled in Road King‘s Hard Work, Big Dreams section last year. At the time, he was already hard at work on his next book, about driving safely around trucks. Semi-Aware is now complete and available to the public on amazon.com. “I […]
For decades, many tractor-trailers have sported a decal with a message asking for feedback. A simple question, “How’s my driving?” and a toll-free number to answer are offered to others on the road. Before the proliferation of cell phones and near-perfect cell signals along America’s highways, motorists would have to pull off the road and […]
Paccar recently introduced the MX, a 12.9-liter, six-cylinder engine that will be standard in heavy duty North American Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks starting this summer. Able to work with all types of transmissions, the engine is available with a horsepower range of 380 to 485 and torque outputs from 1,450 to 1,750 pound-feet. An integral […]
What’s all this talk about a Super Truck, and what makes it so super? When the government cash awards hit the headlines earlier this year, more and more drivers started asking those questions. Well, here’s the story in a nutshell. The Department of Energy awarded money for research to improve fuel efficiency in real-world, over-the-road […]