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What is road friction?

Written by Maritza Hernandez, September 17, 2018

Friction and traction are key to avoid sliding vehicles and spinning wheels.

Friction is defined as the rubbing of one object or surface against another. The friction between your vehicles’ tires and the road will determine maximum acceleration and minimum stopping distance. The force of friction depends on the force pushing the objects or surfaces together and the coefficient of friction. The coefficient of friction is the relationship between the force required to move the surfaces against each other and the pressure to stay in contact while in motion.

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Post #65 - Living large in 8 Ft² with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, September 11, 2018

 

Days away from home - 4             

Miles drove since leaving home - 1,828

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Would I benefit from Automatic Tire Chains?

Written by Leonard D'Orlando, September 6, 2018

The Driver is in Control

We live in the era of automation. Have you ever thought of all the things that used to need a lot of human involvement, but today are seemingly automatic? Buying things for example. We have access to a global supply of products and services that are just a few clicks away, and we get our deliveries with very little human involvement. It’s different systems that communicate and automate that provide this convenience.

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Post #64 - Living large in 8 Ft² with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, August 28, 2018

 

Days away from home - 13                

Miles drove since leaving home - 5,984

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Rescue Driving; How to be Efficient in Winter

Written by Lucas Gulino, August 23, 2018

In your profession, driving a vehicle is not just a mode of transportation, it’s one of the tools that allows you to save lives. As such, your vehicle must be equipped with the best equipment to get the job done.

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Post #63 - Living large in 8 Ft² with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, August 14, 2018

 

Days away from home - 45           

Miles drove since leaving home - 19,023

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How to Protect Your Cargo

Written by Maritza Hernandez, August 11, 2018

The trucking industry is instrumental in maintaining the supply chain of materials and goods all over the world. Thanks to the trucking industry, global economies receive over 10 billion tons of various goods. Other industries rely on trucks to deliver the raw materials to produce those goods. The trucking industry delivers more cargo than ships, planes or trains and cargo theft will disrupt the greater supply chain.

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Which is the optimal truck tire pressure?

Written by Maritza Hernandez, August 7, 2018

Optimization is key to the transportation industry. From a logistics perspective, trucks should never roll unladen. The bigger truck fill rate, the better. New technologies and driving techniques are developed with the aim of reducing fuel consumption which is good both for the business economy and the environment. Looking at such major factors as fill rate and fuel consumption, is there reason to consider optimization of such a tiny thing as tire pressure? Yes, there is!

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Why Response Time Must be Reduced

Written by Leonard D'Orlando, August 3, 2018

One of the measures of effectiveness in rescue operations is ‘response time’. Naturally, in emergency situations, achieving the shortest response time possible is crucial for saving lives or property in danger. Therefore, a lot of time and effort are put into reducing response times. But what is actual response time?

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Post #62 - Living large in 8 Ft² with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, July 31, 2018

 

Days away from home 42           

Miles drove since leaving home – 17442

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