Monthly Archives: May 2008

How will American carhaulers handle change?

This transporter has geared up to haul the 3-wheel ZAP Zebra. He had to not only build a third ramp but also adapt to tie-down tabs with a round hole that won’t accept T or R hooks. He enjoys the … Continue reading

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Zap Electric Trucks headed to the dealer

Check out these three wheel electric trucks. These are headed to a dealer in Florida. I will post more later when I have more time.

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Carhauler crashes into the Colorado river

News 5 in Phoenix is reporting the crash of an auto transport truck near the border It is also being reported by Channel 8 in Las Vegas Nevada LAUGHLIN, Nev. — An out-of-control semi-truck loaded with cars careened off a … Continue reading

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ADESA trumps Manheim’s car locator system with RFID

I haven’t got to see it yet because I am just hitting Calif. and the test site was in Dallas. From the press release and my short conversation with the folks at MyDealerLot™ the big difference is that instead of … Continue reading

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Trucking gets High Tech

My son sent me a link to an article on computerworld.com titled IT hits the highway: Big rigs go high tech There was a device in there that I have never heard of that sounded good to me. I have … Continue reading

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A Jack Cooper driver sues Cottrell

I read an article the other day on the madison record about a transport driver suing Cottrell because he hurt his back using the manual skids on the Cottrell trailer he was pulling. The more I thought about it the … Continue reading

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Fuel for 64 cents per gallon!

As unbelievable as it may seem according to MSN Money it is possible to buy compressed natural gas for alternative fuel as low as 64 cents per gallon in Utah! Even at the Calif. prices of $2.50 per gallon most … Continue reading

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HEADED WEST

I plan to methodically work my way to the west coast and back home to Oklahoma again. Today we (my wife Julie is with me) drove to Colorado where we will do a set-up and training on Monday and when … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s obvious when your overloaded!

But sometimes it’s not so obvious. I have worked real hard to make sure our weights database on EZDispatch Is accurate. When dealing with vehicle weights many times it is easier to find the gvwr (gross vehicle weight rating ) … Continue reading

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Auto Transporter is a victim of a fatal head-on in Minnesota

A flag for Joe on memorial day A horrible crash in Minn has claimed the life of an auto transporter out of Phoenix AZ and the driver of the vehicle that hit him. According to the Minnesota State Patrol an … Continue reading

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