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Top 5 Stories of the Week
March 12, 2022

Highway Hero Gerald Andy Wright

Pre-trip inspections help prepare driver to save family

Goodyear awards Illinois truck driver with Highway Hero Award after he stopped to rescue four people from a burning SUV on the side of the road. A reminder of the importance of pre-trip inspections.



US diesel prices set record hight

Diesel price surge sets U.S. record

Nationwide average price of trucking’s main fuel rises 74.5 cents—in one week—to an all-time high of $4.849 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.


Kenny Veith Act Research Class 8 Orders

Can trucking’s labor force keep up with this economy?

Concerns over driver shortages have been around longer than the interstate highways. With the labor pool shrinking, retention will be the key for carriers to keep up with U.S. consumers.


Cybercrime Trucking Dreamstime Xxl 133722068

Are cybercriminals waiting for an opportune time to attack U.S. trucks?

After the pandemic and other problems showed vulnerabilities, hackers sponsored by nefarious states could attempt to cause more supply chain problems, cybersecurity expert warns fleets.


Driver Scanning Verified Electronic Inspection

Roadcheck 2022 focuses on wheel ends

International Roadcheck, the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance blitz, is this week across North America. Find out how to avoid the most frequent violations on the road during the 72-hour enforcement focus, which this year zeros in on wheel ends.

The Bendix Electronic Stability Program (ESP) full-stability system addresses both roll and directional stability, recognizing factors that could lead to vehicle rollovers or loss of control. It can utilize automatic brake interventions involving the steer, drive, and trailer axles and can act in ways the driver cannot duplicate (activating a single wheel end, for example).

Product Spotlight: Ride stability and control

Ride stability and control is so important to a heavy-duty commercial vehicle’s fuel economy, stability, and control on the road. FleetOwner spotlights seven manufacturers that lead in this area of truck parts and equipment.


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