Category: Industry

Big Rig Giveaway set for March 2014!

8th Big Rig Giveaway set for March 2014! You take to the open road every day to deliver goods from coast to coast, and your hard work doesn't go unnoticed. As a token of our appreciation, we're giving away a customized 2010 Kenworth to one lucky driver! Subject to certain limitations, any trucker with a valid Class A commercial driver license is eligible to participate. Drivers can register online, find details and read the official rules at www.GreatAmericanTrucker.com. We'll pick the winner in a live drawing at the Mid-America Trucking Show, March 29, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., in Louisville, Ky.…

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Tips For Keeping Your Truck Operational In Extreme Cold

The recent extreme cold experienced by whole parts of the nation has put an increased burden on trucks and truckers. According to Mel Kirk, vice president of maintenance operations Ryder Systems Inc., diesel fuel and diesel exhaust fluid will freeze in extremely cold temperatures. This is a problem because the regeneration process that is required from an emissions control standpoint will not execute at certain temperatures. “The first step is for fleets to be aware of this issue,” he says. The next step is to make sure you have the right fuel in the vehicle. “There is a winter weight…

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Drivers Required to Carry DOT Physical Card Until Jan 2015

All Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers MUST keep a PAPER COPY of their DOT Physical card on their person anytime they are operating a CMV, and it must be presented to law enforcement or DOT inspectors upon request, up until January 30, 2015 (NEXT YEAR) Originally the requirement to carry the paper copy of the medical/physical card was to end on 1/30/2014 but as mentioned above it has been DELAYED until 1/30/2015 Why must a driver keep that paper dot physical card with them until 1/30/2015? Not all States will be able to identify electronically if a driver’s medical/physical card is…

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