Heavy Duty Trucking

SEP 2014

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4 HDT • SEPTEMBER 2014 www.truckinginfo.com departments Follow us on Features UPS Offers Keys to Fuel Effciency www.truckinginfo.com/UPS-effciency How Tires Affect Fuel Economy Testing www.truckinginfo.com/tires-fuel-economy Attorneys: Don't Restructure Yet Based on Graves Amendment Case www.truckinginfo.com/attorney-restructure Volume 93, Number 9 • September 2014 contents 6 Masthead 8 Deborah Lockridge Don't count diesel out 10 Letters 12 Washington Report • Ferro: Share the burden of safety • Highway bill starts 10-month countdown 22 Hotline • Vocational sales climb as construction, energy grow • Driver shortage starting to show up in pay packages • Fleet survey illustrates capacity crunch 34 Safety & Compliance Using a simulator in your safety program 42 Fuel Smarts Opposed-piston diesels about fve years away 48 Aftermarket: Fleet Perspective Managing the shop 50 QuickSpin Peterbilt Model 220 54 Test Drive Oshkosh S-Series Mixer 98 Tech Bytes Decker uses two-way refrigerated monitoring 102 Tires & wheels What's going on with my brakes? 108 Trailers Trailer tracking and food safety 114 Equipment Report New equipment and products 130 Locking It In Got a knowledge gap? View these and more at www.truckinginfo.com/news More at All That's Trucking By Deborah Lockridge Fiery Crash Video Paints Portrait of Brave and Caring Truckers Trailer Talk By Tom Berg Here's to Tequila Patron, Which Made This Trailer Possible On the Road By Jim Park Trucking Lost Faith in Anne Ferro — But Replacement Could Be Worse What We're Blogging About truckinginfo.com/blog Truckinginfo Web-Only Some of August's hottest stories: 1 FMCSA Suspends Authority of Company for Not Allowing Access to Records 2 Judge Rules Vicarious Liability Applies in Law- suit Against Carrier 3 More Than 1,000 Volvo, Nearly 200 Freightliner Trucks Recalled 4 Chinese Gliders Are Platforms for New Ameri- can Class 7-8 Trucks 5 Company Fined Nearly $1 Million for Hours of Service Violations, Firings

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