August/September 2008 Magazine Archive
August/September 2008 Magazine Issue

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Cover Story

While the proliferation of reality television shows caters to the enjoyment of viewing audiences, the new reality of idling in America is anything but entertaining for truckers. The explosion of idling restrictions around the country, coupled with fuel prices at record highs, has made idle-reduction equipment a must-have in a trucker’s survival arsenal. In this annual special section we answer your questions about idle-reduction options; give you suggestions for spec’ing the right equipment; tips on how to get the most out of your heating and cooling systems; where to get financial assistance to buy idle-reduction technology; and the most recent information about idling restrictions.

Decisions, decisions: Avoid making impulse purchases
By Paul Abelson

Solutions: Products provide creature comforts

Layered up: Proper insulation makes a difference
By Jeff Barker

Spec smart: Tips for selecting an auxiliary heater

Keyed off: Drivers scramble to keep up with ever-changing idling regs
By Charlie Morasch

Hooked up: OOIDA, EPA work to connect truckers and grants
By Charlie Morasch

Wiggle room: The 400-pound APU exemption reg
By Land Line staff


State Update

Driver sues Tacoma-based company for OT wages
By Clarissa Kell-Holland

Oversight commission demands TxDOT reform
By David Tanner

Legislative issues affecting truckers still active
By Keith Goble 

States mull the need for speed
By Keith Goble


Ulterior motives: sleep apnea
By Joe Rajkovacz

Ready, aim ...
By Todd Spencer

What’s government done to decrease oil prices?
By Rod Nofziger 

Washington Insider

Washington insider
By Mike Joyce


A class act
By Suzanne Stempinski

OOIDA members take top honors
By Suzanne Stempinski

Bottom Line

Road law
By Jeff McConnell & James Mennella

Tax tips
By Howard Abrams

Your health
By Cara Reed

Line One

By Bill Hudgins

Dashboard confidential
By Dave Sweetman

Roses and Razzberries
By Terry Scruton