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SmartWay Program May Help EPA Shape Greenhouse-Gas Rules

By Mindy Long, Contributing Writer   This story appears in the July/August 2012 issue of Equipment & Maintenance Update, a supplement to the July 9 print edition of Transport Topics. As federal regulators ready mandates to curtail greenhouse-gas emissions and improve heavy-duty trucks’ fuel mileage, Environmental Protection Agency and trucking company officials said that research gleaned […]

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Workflow Programs Enhance Fleets’ Access to Delivery Updates

By Mindy Long, Contributing Writer This story appears in the August/September issue of iTECH, published in the Aug. 27 print edition of Transport Topics.  Dayton Freight Lines uses workflow software to eliminate “fat-finger” errors. C.R. England uses it to check and correct the temperature of refrigerated cargo. Quality Distribution Inc. uses it to give drivers […]

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iTECH: The Best Lane Boosts the Bottom Line

Technology Helps Carriers Determine Which Routes Will Maximize Their Profits   By Mindy Long, Contributing Writer   This article appears in the Aug./Sept. 2011 issue of iTECH, published in the Aug. 1 print edition of Transport Topics. It is online here.    Trucking companies are finding that not all freight lanes are created equal financially. […]

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Electric Trucks Reach the Market

But Battery-Powered Delivery Vehicles Face Hurdles to Achieving Mainstream Acceptance From Fleets   By Mindy Long, Contributing Writer, Special to E&MU   This story appears in the May/June 2011 issue of Equipment & Maintenance Update, a supplement to the May 16 print edition of Transport Topics. The story is online here.    It appears that […]

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Technology Can Put Truckers in the Fast Lane When Crossing Canadian and Mexican Borders

By Mindy Long This story appeared in the Nov. 22 print edition of Transport Topics Safety and security remain a top concern for fleets crossing both the northern and southern borders, and motor carriers, including Celadon Group Inc. and Trimac Transportation Services, are turning to electronic transmissions, voluntary government programs and the latest technology to […]

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Broken Trust

Talking with Rep. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.)

Finding ways to reinvigorate the Highway Trust Fund By Mindy Long Published in Road King Magazine Download PDF Here Rep. Mary Fallin (R-Oklahoma) is front and center on Capitol Hill when it comes to shaping the future of highway spending and determining how to meet the nation’s energy needs. She has represented her home state […]

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Auto Techs May Fit the Bill

Light- and medium-duty fleets seek techs

As car dealerships across the country close, automotive technicians who become casualties of consolidation may provide a solution for light- and medium-duty fleets and repair shops facing a shortage of commercial techs.

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Key to Success

Talking with Rep. Tim Holden (D-Pa.)

By Mindy Long Published in Road King Magazine Download PDF Here WHEN IT COMES TO INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS, Pennsylvania truly is the “Keystone State.” All goods shipped between the Northeast and states in the South and West travel though the state. A full 48 percent of the truck traffic on Pennsylvania’s roads terminates outside the state. […]

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Diesel Techs Retiring

By Mindy Long This story appeared in the September 2009 print edition of Light & Medium Truck. View the version as it appeared online here.  A good portion of diesel mechanics today are baby boomers, and with the boomers reaching retirement age between 2010 and 2030, many are predicting that a severe diesel mechanic shortage […]

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Regular Check-Ups Prevent Costly Fixes

Fleets save money with preventative maintenance

Preventative Maintenance Programs Help Fleets Improve Reliability, Avoid Breakdowns By Mindy Long, Contributing Writer This story appears in the September/October 2009 issue of Equipment & Maintenance Update, a supplement to the Sept. 7 print edition of Transport Topics. View the story as it appeared online here.   Ken Eggen at Tango Transport in Shreveport, La., […]

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