So far the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) December 18th implementation date has held fast. Weathering the storm of opposing legislation the official start of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate is now right around the corner with no signs of delay.
Every now and then we like to highlight a mobile app that we think drivers will find particularly useful. There are more and more apps rolling out that offer a multitude of tools to help drivers get through their day. But when it comes to an app that can really make the driver’s life a little easier, the new myPilot app from Pilot Flying J looks to stand above the rest. In fact, according to Pilot’s website “make your life easier” is precisely what this app is designed to do.
There is no doubt that the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution is cutting edge when it comes to fuel economy. When Freigtliner released the Evolution in 2014 they set a new standard for fuel efficiency in long-haul trucking.
Nothing says aerodynamic like a huge rectangle rolling down the highway. Left on their own, trailers are about as good for your fuel economy as a giant parachute. While trailers are not optimal for cutting through the wind, there are a few things we can do to make them better.
“If there’s something new, we’re going to be on it,” says Randy Pugh, a driver who’s been in Nussbaum equipment since 2010, “It’s just the kind of company we are; we’re always striving to make things better.”