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Dash Cams in the Transportation Industry

By: Nick Stanley / Posted on: February 19, 2019

Dash cams have quickly become a growing trend in the transportation industry.  Since their original use on police cars in the 1980s, they have evolved from bulky cameras requiring VHS cassettes to smaller, sleeker, high definition cameras available today.  In fact, early dash cams were so expensive and provided such poor video quality, many police departments were not interested investing in them.  In the early-1990s however, normal citizens began installing them and recording police officers in hopes to record any unlawful stops.  Naturally, this prompted police departments across the country to adopt dash cams which in turn led to humorous shows such as Cops and World’s Wildest Police Videos.  Dash cam usage increased even more once Russian citizens began capturing people throwing themselves at cars.  The cameras would prove that the drivers were not at fault and avoid paying any damages.  We now see taxis, buses, and trucking companies utilizing dash cams for a multitude of purposes. 

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Prioritizing Fossil Fuel

By: Sam Stires / Posted on: January 21, 2019

During the lengthiest government shutdown in United States history, prioritizing fossil fuel development continues to take precedence for the Trump Administration. An estimated 800,000 federal workers went without paychecks however the administration has still found ways of moving forward for “energy dominance.”

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Don't Let the Cold Weather Affect Your Fuel

By: Pam Corn / Posted on: January 17, 2019

Winterized diesel additives can improve fuel performance when temperatures drop by reducing the rate at which diesel fuel gels. Fuel performance operability can occur when temperatures drop below freezing (32 deg F). The right additive can work to prevent blockage from wax crystals, improve cold engine starting, and can also remove the harmful deposits that can slow your engine down. If the temperatures are going to be dropping in your area, now is the time to consider winterizing your diesel engines and tanks—before issues have a chance to start.

 Here are some quick tips to keep your equipment running smoothly:

  • If possible, start equipment and let it run for a short period of time each day over the weekend.
  • If you experience filter issues, cut the filter open and determine if it’s fuel waxing/gelling or water. To help determine the difference, leave the filter at room temperature. If the substance on the filter melts away, the filter plugging was caused by water. 
  • Make sure you are treating your fuel with winter additive, even if loads are received on warmer days. If you receive infrequent fuel deliveries, ask your sales representative about double treating and the benefits it can offer. 
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Will Samsung's New Safety Truck Help Improve Road Safety?

By: Markee Bittner / Posted on: January 17, 2019

Imagine driving down the interstate behind a tractor trailer and being able to see right through the truck. This may be the new trend in the trucking industry according to some online bloggers. Samsung is well known for their electronics and household appliances, but they have also been developing new technology for safer roadways.

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