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  • The showdown at Cwmbran

    By David A. Kolman - Monday July 22, 2013
    There's nothing I enjoy more than trailer trucking, unless there's a contest involved to challenge my truck driving abilities. Such an occasion presented itself while I was on a recent exclusive Meritor press trip to Europe to review its global air disc...
  • It seemed like a sure bet

    By David A. Kolman - Monday July 15, 2013
    I was in a vehicle maintenance shop recently, watching the goings-on while trying to be unobtrusive. One of the more veteran technicians came over to me and said: "Come with me. I want to show you something." He lead me over to a medium duty truck...
  • Transportation has its own most wanted list

    By David A. Kolman - Monday July 8, 2013
      Don’t know if you caught the National Transportation Safety Board’s 2013 Most Wanted List . Issued each year, it is the independent federal safety agency’s top advocacy priorities and covers all transportation modes. For this year, six of...
  • How well do you know big tires?

    By David A. Kolman - Monday July 1, 2013
    Do you know the main difference between bias ply and radial ply tires for earthmoving machines? See if you can correctly answer these questions, based on information supplied by Michelin. The answers are noted following the questions. No peeking...
  • Do you know the biggest challenge when it comes to training?

    By David A. Kolman - Monday June 24, 2013
    Because vehicles are becoming more and more sophisticated, the need to keep technicians trained and their skill levels high is increasing. For training to be effective, it is essential to first identify training needs, says Dave Milne, president of the...
  • Where did I put my cell phone?

    By David A. Kolman - Monday June 17, 2013
    Here's a statistic I found startling: Every minute in the U.S., 113 smartphones are stolen or lost. That is according to research from Protect Your Bubble, an insurance company that, among other things, covers smartphones, tablets and other mobile...
  • Unwanted help behind the wheel

    By David A. Kolman - Monday June 10, 2013
    Seems there's a survey on just about everything. For example, one survey found that couples who marry in January, February and March tend to have the highest divorce rates. Another determined that two out of three people sleep on their sides, and...
  • Where did I put my cell phone?

    By David A. Kolman - Monday June 10, 2013
    Here ' s a statistic I found startling: Every minute in the U.S., 113 smartphones are stolen or lost. That is according to research from Protect Your Bubble, an insurance company that, among other things, covers smartphones, tablets and other...
  • Nationwide top 10 driver and vehicle violations

    By David A. Kolman - Monday June 3, 2013
    In a recent industry presentation, Stephen Keppler, executive director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), noted the top nationwide driver and vehicle safety violations as revealed by data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration...
  • Nationwide top 10 driver and vehicle violations

    By David A. Kolman - Monday June 3, 2013
    In a recent industry presentation, Stephen Keppler, executive director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), noted the top nationwide driver and vehicle safety violations as revealed by data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration...