Feature Stories

Insurance telematics could 'flip the underwriting model on its head'

Insurance brokers and providers may soon be asking fleets for access to their telematics data, in an effort to provide more accurate insurance pricing and to help fleets better utilize that data.
Aug 20, 2012

Refreshing the fleet

Motor carriers that extended trade cycles during the recession are awakening to a harsh reality as they begin to look at rejuvenating their aging fleets. The latest emissions-related technologies brought on by US Environmental Protection Agency...
Jul 25, 2012

Wake up to the danger

When 86% of truck drivers are overweight or obese, what is that costing the industry?
Jul 18, 2012

ROAD TEST: The little engine that could

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -- As the buzz surrounding natural gas as a viable alternative to diesel in the heavy truck industry continues to grow, manufacturers have rapidly expanded their natural gas-fueled offerings in an effort to position...
Jul 18, 2012

What's it take to become a Best Fleet to Drive For?

Becoming one of the best fleets to drive for is a lofty goal for any trucking company, but thanks to the emergence of the Best Fleets to Drive For competition, there’s now a roadmap that can be followed to get there.
Jun 22, 2012

The TRUth about Tier 4

Owners and managers of refrigerated fleets are approaching the EPA Tier 4 emissions deadline for trailer refrigeration unit (TRU) engines with some trepidation. And after what they’ve gone through with the EPA emissions mandates for big...
Jun 21, 2012

In pursuit of better braking

It was an introduction to Canadian trucking that Mark Lee, Truck News columnist and a longtime professional driver imported from the United Kingdom, will never forget.
Jun 6, 2012

Profile: Riding shotgun with a paraplegic truck driver

BELLEVILLE, Ont. -- On a mild mid-April day, owner/operator Mike Dingler is shooting the breeze with fellow drivers, while waiting for his paperwork before setting out on an afternoon run. Paperwork in hand, he says his farewells and then...
May 28, 2012

The story behind 'Best Fleets to Drive For'

Having completed its fourth year, the Best Fleets to Drive For competition has already become one of the most sought after awards a North American trucking company can win.
Apr 24, 2012

COMPANY PROFILE: The time was right for TimeLine

SASKATOON, Sask. -- They’ve been in business barely a year-and-a-half, yet Saskatoon’s TimeLine Logistic is already making a name for itself.
Apr 17, 2012

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