Heavy Duty Trucking

NOV 2014

The Fleet Business Authority

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4 HDT • NOVEMBER 2014 www.truckinginfo.com departments Follow us on Features Get the Most from Your Tire Pressure Sensors www.truckinginfo.com/pressure-sensors Green Fleet Conference Offers Ride & Drive Event www.truckinginfo.com/2015-GFC-ride-n-drive 'Lightweighting' the F-150 Brings More Performance, Economy, Payload www.truckinginfo.com/lightweighting-2015-f150 VOLUME 93 • NUMBER 11 • NOVEMBER 2014 contents 6 Masthead 8 Deborah Lockridge The shrinking globe 10 Letters 12 Washington Report • Slim chance for a highway bill this year • FMCSA grants authority to Mexican pilot carriers 20 Hotline • Eyes on the economy at ATA MC&E • 'Driving the future' in Hanover • Growth slows in China's heavy truck market 32 Safety & Compliance Creating a safety environment 36 Fuel Smarts How simulators can help save fuel 42 Aftermarket Some ways to make service better 44 Test Drive The Jelly Bean Large Car 52 Quick Spin The best of both worlds 94 Tires & Wheels By the inch or by the mile 100 Trailers Avoiding damage from aggressive cargoes 104 Tech Bytes Is your data safe? 110 Equipment Report New equipment and products 122 Locking It In Of barbers and literacy View these and more at www.truckinginfo.com/news MORE AT All That's Trucking By Deborah Lockridge Christmas Tree, Trucking's Image Make Way to Capitol for Holidays WHAT WE'RE BLOGGING ABOUT truckinginfo.com/blog TRUCKINGINFO WEB-ONLY SOME OF OCTOBER'S HOTTEST STORIES: 1 FMCSA Chief Safety Offcer Lays Out 2015 Priorities at ATA 2 Tracy Morgan Fires Back at Walmart 3 NTSB to FMCSA: Ban Hands-Free Phone Use 4 Acuity Insurance Hires Industry Veteran as Trucking Specialist 5 Teamsters Get First Win in Attempt to Organize FedEx Freight Drivers Trailer Talk By Tom Berg Clever Commercial Celebrating a Boy's Imagination Includes a Tractor-Trailer On the Road By Jim Park The Little Engine That Did

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