More trucks in the U.S. are becoming ‘cleaner,’ as opposed to the ones that roamed America’s major roads and highways decades ago, mainly due to the continued advancement of semi-truck parts design. As AutoBlog Green’s Danny King notes in his article: “When it comes to diesel trucks, the good old days weren’t so good. Go back a quarter century, for instance. Back then, a singe diesel-powered truck was throwing off about 60 times the emissions a typical ‘clean diesel’ truck goes today.” Continue reading
As May drew to a close, the ETrucker website had reported that Mack and Navistar Trucks recalled several thousands of their trucks because of faulty hazard warning lights.
Gas is expensive—but you already know that. Currently, the national average price for gasoline sits at $3.72 per gallon. In several areas, gas prices hit the vicinity of $4.
As a truck owner, you cannot help but sigh and grumble each time gas prices are raised. After all, it’s not as if you can simply decide not to gas up. Fortunately, there are ways you can improve the fuel savings of your semi-truck. According to a report from Transport Topics, a new technology has been developed to increase the fuel efficiency of semi-trucks: Continue reading
Additional emission standards, which are expected to be released in the next few years, may seriously affect the trucking industry. An article written by Chris Visser for the Opinion section of Transport Topics looks into the effect of the first set of standards on the used-truck market: Continue reading
Americans are holding on to their current cars longer than ever—a record 11.3 years according to analysts at HIS Automotive. This is hardly surprising though, as research company J.D. Powers found that vehicles are only getting more reliable these days. Besides, not many can afford to buy a new car every few years. Continue reading
Trailer orders are up, according to an article from Truck News published in March. The article highlighted the findings of a recent study conducted by Americas Commercial Transportation Research (ACT Reasearch), a distinguished publisher of commercial vehicle data: Continue reading
In what The Guardian article attempts to call a last ditch effort to successfully reduce air pollution, the European Union, through its environment commission (EC), will strongly implement rules regarding vehicular emissions. Janez Potocnik, the environment commissioner of Europe, strongly suggested the fining of countries who will not abide by the rules that his group will provide. The article states:
Switzerland has a relatively low vehicular hazard rate, and their government would like to keep it that way. By fully implementing a rule regarding the use of headlights during the daytime, they aim to further minimize the numbers of accidents caused by car collisions on the road. According to an article in The Local:
Starting January 1, the United States will halt all manufacturing of incandescent bulbs. An article on USA Today.com by Jolie Lee shows what the phase-out may have in store for people who still use incandescent bulbs. She says: