Weekend Tornado Damage at Fraley and Schilling Trucking in Indiana

This past weekend, Rushville, IN., had a series of nine tornadoes rip through some of its counties leaving a path of destruction. In this path was Fraley and Schilling Trucking, which caught some footage of a tornado forming in the distance, followed by heavy winds and debris. In this article…


$125 Million Navistar Expansion in Alabama

A leading maker of commercial buses and trucks, Navistar, is expanding its manufacturing facilities in Huntsville, AL. It’s plan is to produce the next generation of diesel engines with TRATON (a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group) , adding to its line of next-gen products. Along with this large capital investment,…


GoFuel by Konexial Providing Discounts for Drivers and Fleets

By providing fuel discounts to drivers and fleets, including independently owned, small, and mid-sized fleets, Konexial is leveling the playing field when it comes to saving money on fuel. This program will give instant savings on fuel at approximately 500 locations across the United States. There is no sign up…


Teens in Virginia Learn about Traffic Safety

During the week of June 17-20, more then 115 teens will attend a hands-on and educational retreat at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., about the importance of becoming responsible and safe drivers. They will be learning about the consequences of poor driving behaviors, reducing crash risks, how to influence…


Truck Safety Now Includes Steering Assistance

ZF Group, a leader in automotive safety systems, has added automated steering technology to further help drivers stay safe while on the road. Just like the lane-keeping technologies on many newer passenger vehicles, this new technology warns truck drivers when they are veering out of their lanes. By using cameras…


Cutting Emissions to Zero by Electrification of Transportation in California

California is on a path to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions. Ultimately, the goal is to have all forms of transportation in California be zero-emission vehicles. There is currently a small percentage of hybrid or electric heavy-duty trucks driving California’s roads while the majority are running on diesel. State officials see…


Starsky Robotics’s Traditional and Self-Driving Trucking Business

In order to build self-driving trucks, one needs to hire real drivers who help figure out how the trucks are driven. Starsky Robotics now currently has a 36 truck fleet along with 3 autonomous trucks which are monitored and driven by drivers. They also employ office workers who know how…


Recalled Mirror Glass for Peterbilt and Kenworth

Since May 31, 2019 PACCAR has recalled Kenworth T680, T880, and W990 vehicles along with certain 2020 Peterbilts numbered 520 and 579. According to the recall, the mirror glass may detach due to inadequate adhesion. This could result in the glass being a road hazard and cause reduced visibility for…


Truck Driving Competition in Montana

In Helena this last weekend, Motor Carriers of Montana put on their annual truck driving championships. Drivers from all over Montana attended this competition to demonstrate their driving skills using a variety of sizes in commercial vehicles. Some of the skills demonstrated included; tight 90-degree turns, turning around barrels, and…


Turn Your Grimy Truck into Art

Starting with a degree in art at the East Los Angeles College and leaving that behind to become a trucker in 2000, Arnulfo Gonzalez decided he could do both at the same time. While waiting for his load to be ready, he had outlined his current piece of art on…