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Peloton Scores a Platooning Point

By Team Writer / a couple of months ago

The California-based Peloton Technology has emerged as one of the leading voices in truck platooning, which is essentially a connected system of multiple trucks. While many thought platooning was not showing much promise, Peloton stayed confident in the idea and CEO Josh Switkes announced a new system where the secondary truck does not need a […]

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Refreshing or Revolting: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

By Team Writer / a couple of months ago

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been fully revealed, and with it the chance to see how it stacks up against its predecessor, the C7 Corvette. The new Corvette is more angular in its design, and the rear of the car is less square than before. It is a little longer in length and a […]

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How to Make Three-Point Turns

By Team Writer / a couple of months ago

Just because three point turns are slow doesn’t mean it’s safe. Losing focus means backing into a curb, object, or pedestrian. Signal first, look over your shoulder, mirror check. Repeat with left side, and look for oncoming traffic. Steer all the way to the left and drive to the curb on the other side. Reverse […]

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What to Consider When Choosing Lift Axles

By Team Writer / a couple of months ago

Adding lift axles to your truck comes with both pros and cons. Although it allows the truck to carry a greater weight, it also makes maneuverability more difficult. One also has to consider that an axle design that’s acceptable in one state might not be acceptable in another. Different types of lift axles can potentially […]

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The importance of electrical wiring

By Team Writer / a couple of months ago

Having proper electrical wiring is crucial and can prevent costly failures. Corrosion can cause a lot of trouble, so you want to make sure your wiring is noncorrosive. Make sure to use quality, sturdy connectors. Having a proper electrical harness system that can cope with difficult weather is a necessity for having a good electrical […]

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Enhancing safety through lighting

By Team Writer / a couple of months ago

LED lighting systems, with their greater reliability and superior lifespans, can offer a significant safety advantage relative to older lighting systems. LED systems also have the advantage of generating light which is closer to sunlight than that from incandescent bulbs. It therefore makes perfect sense that over the last several years LED lighting systems have […]

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Talent Wanted: Truck Technicians – Transport Topics Online

By Team Writer / a couple of months ago

The trucking industry is hemorrhaging, with more and more of its people retiring and a dearth of younger people to fill in the openings. The industry is trying creative ways to focus on recruiting newcomers to the industry. One challenge they’re trying to overcome is the perception that truck work is a low-talent skill and […]

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