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Landstar awards Western Star tractor to Dickie Penrod
The motor carrier’s “All-Star Truck Giveaway” aims to highlight the safety focus of its independent driver corps.

Dickie Penrod recently received a 2017 model Western Star 5700XE tractor fitted with a Detroit powertrain and a 68-in. high roof Stratosphere sleeper as part of Landstar System’s “All-Star Truck Giveaway” program.

The random drawing and truck giveaway – sponsored in part by Comdata Systems – occurred at the 6th Annual Landstar BCO All-Star Celebration held back on July 6 – 8 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

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Spec'ing the right shocks for your rig
Shock absorbers are a critical facet within ride control systems that help protect commercial trucks from vibrational damage.

A nearly 40-year veteran of the vehicle service industry, Jeff Schlump spent over 20 years at Tenneco handling heavy-duty account needs for Mack, Volvo, and Navistar truck owners, before moving on to a variety of parts providers focused on light vehicles. Now at Gabriel Ride Control, Schlump is back on the heavy-duty truck beat and below shares some insight into the value shock absorbers provide in terms of helping extend equipment life.

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NTSB, NSC to hold open meeting on ADAS technology
Industry groups and safety advocates plan to speak at Illinois meeting about the heavy truck barriers and benefits of various advanced driver assistance systems.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the National Safety Council (NSC) plan to hold an opening next week in Illinois that will provide nearly two-dozen trucking industry professionals, government officials, safety advocates, researchers and others to discuss possible strategies aimed at increasing the use of advanced driver assistance systems in heavy-duty trucks.

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