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Wait Times at Loading Docks Could Cost Truckers $1 Billion

Waiting at loading docks isn't just annoying. It costs you a lot of money, too. According to a report based on a Department of Transportation audit, detention time can essentially cost truckers $1.1 billion to $1.3 billion ...

There Was a Surge of Heavy Truck Sales in January

A number of factors have started off 2018 with strong truck sales. In the first month of the year, manufacturers received over 47,000 orders for Class 8 trucks, according to Trucks.com. This surge in sales marks a 116 percent ...

What Type Of Trailer Do You Need For Your Next Haul?

Today, it seems like everywhere you turn you will see various trailers traveling down the road. Due to the variety of trailers that are available for rent or purchase, it is not difficult for you to find the right trailer for ...

Tesla's Semi Truck Could Change The Trucking Industry Forever

When you think electric vehicle, you probably don't think of semi trucks. Tesla is trying to change that. The company that's well-known for its electric cars has recently debuted a fully electric semi truck. The Tesla ...

Tesla Price Points Announced for New Semis

At National Truck, our work always points toward optimization. Regardless of the particular product, we're always aware of the latest innovations. One such new technology, the new Tesla Semi, offers the opportunity for carriers ...

Getting Ready for the Christmas Season on the Road

Deliveries and tight schedules will only be ramping up through the rest of December. Not only will you be dealing with stressed suppliers who are trying to get out all of the stock they can before the 25th arrives, you'll have ...

How a Celebrity's Tragic Death Led to the Rear Underrun Protection System

Every modern commercial semi-truck is equipped with a Rear Underrun Protection System (RUPS), a rigid metal assembly that hangs down from the back of the trailer. Most people probably don't even notice the RUPS or give it a ...

Kenworth- A History of Truck Innovation

Kenworth is one of the most renowned names in the trucking industry. Along with their iconic styling, the company introduced many of the features found on trucks to this day. In 1945 Kenworth became a division of Pacific Car ...

What is the Future of Emission Standards for Heavy Duty Trucks?

Emission standards has always been a tricky subject. It falls in a gray zone between state and federal regulation, and it also has a historical gap between legislation and enforcement. But California is currently in the ...

International and VW Announce Joint Projects at NACV Show

When Volkswagen bought a 16 percent stake in Navistar one year ago, the companies announced plans to collaborate on future initiatives. On September 26, Navistar and Volkswagen Truck & Bus announced specific joint ...
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