2022 State Truck Driving Championships Schedule
Here is the 2022 weekly schedule for state truck driving championships. Additional states will be added as their dates become known.
Louisiana kicks things off with its event March 4-5 in Baton Rouge.
Winners in each of nine categories advance to the National Truck Driving and Step Van Driving Championships in Indianapolis, Aug. 16-20 in Indianapolis.
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2022 VNL with Custom Sleeper
You've got to see the interior!
ARI Legacy Sleepers recently gave readers a peek at a 2022 VNL with a custom sleeper that’s every bit as eye catching on the inside as it is on the outside.
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Diesel Truck Efficiency
“Roger that, Ghost Rider. I’m chewing up the boulevard at a high rate of fuel consumption. We’ll catch you on the flip, 10-4.”
I may have used phrases like “a high rate of fuel consumption” a time or three dozen in my 33-plus-year trucking career. Older drivers like myself who watched trucking movies loved using our peculiar slang.
That particular saying meant that I was traveling fast. In days gone by, faster usually meant burning more fuel. I was pondering that recently when I was rolling home. Idling along at 1200 rpm,
my truck Nessy was sipping a mere 24.3 liters per 100 km at 100 km/h. That translates to 9.680 mpg by U.S. measures. I was pretty happy with that, but I was trying to hit 10 mpg before the day was up. The best I got to was 9.8 mpg before city driving near the terminal brought me back down a little.
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Axele has updated its transportation management system (TMS), expanding its ELD integrations, and adding new reporting and dispatch features.
Customers can now track total load expenses and net income to ensure profitability. Other features expand digital processes, automate operation, and reduce paperwork, the company says.
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Data without context is just numbers, and many transportation companies are “drowning in data, but starving for insights.”
Those were a couple revelations from Adrian Gonzalez, president of Adelante SCM, when speaking during Trimble’s virtual in.Sights conference June 22. A reason fleets struggle to harness and utilize meaningful data is so much is generated, and from so many different sources, that it is difficult to make sense of.
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