How Trailer Technology Has Progressed Since 2002

November 17, 2022

The standardization of telematics and trailer tracking opened the doors to countless more opportunities for optimization - from tire pressure management and fuel economy, to load sensing and climate controls. The progress made in trailers and safety technology is best told from the perspective of an industry veteran who has become an expert in the field. What challenges - from landing gear issues to a disrupted supply chain - have demanded change and how has the industry responded? On December 7, CEO of Business Accelerants and Transportation Safety Equipment Institute (TSEI) Executive Director Paul Menig joins TT's Dan Ronan to discuss his work with TMC on next gen refrigerated trailers, how retrofitting really works, and his must-have tech list for trailer purchasing.

CDL or Bust: Wayne Meenach's Newfound Respect for Truckers

August 30, 2016

After two days of practicing in a big rig, Wayne Meenach says getting a CDL isn't easy and he has a greater respect for the men and women who haul America's goods. Hear his audio interview with Transport Topics' David Elfin and read more at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: Jason Horton on Coaching Role

August 30, 2016

Jason Horton talks about the encouragement he gave to #CDLorBust students who didn't get their permits on their first try in this audio interview with Transport Topics' David Elfin. More at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: With a Second Effort, Teddy Flener Jr. Scores a Permit

August 29, 2016

Teddy Flener Jr. recounts the steps he took to get his CDL permit on his second try, and the #CDLorBust students' first efforts in a truck cab on Day 6 interview with Transport Topics' David Elfin. More at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust, Day 6: Students Jump in a Truck for the First Time

August 29, 2016

The seven students we are following in our #CDLorBust course practiced backing and shifting maneuvers on Day 6 of the 16-day course. More at CDLorBust.com (Video by John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CDL or Bust: Studying Pays Off for Russell Durgasingh

August 29, 2016

Russell Durgasingh had to put in some extra studying, but it paid off in a successful re-try for his CDL permit, our #CDLorBust student tells TT's David Elfin in this Day 6 interview. More at CDLorBust.com

CDL or Bust: Anna Basham's Head Start

August 26, 2016

Anna Basham has some subtle advantages over her #CDLorBust classmates who are trying to earn a CDL. She tells Transport Topics' David Elfin about them in this Day 5, Aug. 26 interview. More at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: Strange Days Indeed for Ryan

August 26, 2016

Ryan Strange was all geared up to take his CDL permit test on Thursday, but it didn't happen. He recaps the development in this chat with Transport Topics' David Elfin. Get the update on his retake at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: Kevin Burch Part I

August 25, 2016

Jet Express President Kevin Burch speaks to the CDL or Bust class at Truck America Training school in Shepherdsville, Ky., Aug. 25, 2016. More at CDLorBust.com

CDL or Bust: Wayne Meenach Recaps Day 4

August 25, 2016

Wayne Meenach was a bit nervous going into his CDL permit test but was one of the #CDLorBust students who passed. He shares his reaction to the test and the visit by Jet Express President Kevin Burch in this chat with TT's David Elfin. More at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: Joey Wilson Jr. Recaps Permit Test

August 25, 2016

Joey Wilson Jr. recaps the process for passing his permit test on Day 4 in this interview with Transport Topics reporter David Elfin. More of our #CDLorBust coverage at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: Kevin Burch Shares Insight

August 25, 2016

Jet Express President Kevin Burch, also first vice chairman of American Trucking Associations, gave the #CDLorBust class job-hunting advice and other tips during his Aug. 25, 1016 visit. More at CDLorBust.com. (Video by John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CDL or Bust: Trucking's Already in the Blood of Jason Horton

August 24, 2016

Jason Horton's father and brother are both truckers, but have different views of Jason's pursuit of his own CDL. See why in this interview with Transport Topics' David Elfin, and read more at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: Ex-Prep QB Teddy Flener Jr. Seeks Wins in Trucking

August 24, 2016

CDL or Bust student Teddy Flener Jr. hopes a winning attitude in football will translate to success in earning a CDL. He talks with Transport Topics reporter David Elfin on Day 3 of our 16-day #CDLorBust series. More at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: Russell Durgasingh on Muhammad Ali's Influence

August 23, 2016

Russell Durgasingh, a lifelong student and fan of boxing, describes how a chance encounter with a friend at Muhammad Ali's funeral led to his interest in pursuing a commercial driver's license in this Skype interview with Transport Topics Digital Media Editor Gary Kicinski. More at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: Anna Basham is Ready to Hit the Road

August 23, 2016

CDL or Bust student Anna Basham talks about her desire to use a career in truck driving as a way to see the country in this Day 2 Skype interview with Transport Topics Digital Media Editor Gary Kicinski. More coverage at CDLorBust.com.

CDL or Bust: Interview With Training School Owner Debby Mobley

August 23, 2016

Truck America Training school owner Debby Mobley talks about changes she has seen over the years in students who are applying to earn commercial driver's licenses. (Interview by David Elfin, video by John Sommers II.)

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