Welcome to the Zion Transport Blog!

In this space we will introduce various topics in our trucking industry that relate to you, our customer. We want to you to be well-informed and aware of how these changes affect you and how we can best help you.

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Truck Engine-Makers Following Car-Makers’ Downsizing Lead?

Back in the 60’s, Chevy’s “350” (350 cubic inch or 5.7L displacement V-8) engine was one of the most common engines on the market. During ...
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International Roadcheck Coming; What’s Stopping You?

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance annual International Roadcheck (June 7-9) will focus on tire safety this year. Tires are an under-appreciated part of any vehicle’s safety ...
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Autonomous-Braking Will Save Lives; So Says Univ. Michigan Study

While ELDs are controversial at best, here’s some tech that isn’t necessarily cheap but will be effective; autonomous-braking. Jason Cannon has an article at CCJdigital.com highlighting ...
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Todd Dills has an interesting column (Overdrive.com) and link to short film by Mel Films on the Japanese “Dekotora” culture, which is basically the Japanese equivalent ...
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The Owner-Operator Independent Driver’s Association (OOIDA) filed a lawsuit to block the FMCSA’s Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. The OOIDA contends that the ELD mandate violates ...
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Fighting Perceptions with Facts

Kudos to our colleagues at Martin Transportation Services. Our industry is an incredibly safe industry. But despite that statistical truth the perception is that we ...
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Another One Bites the Dust; an Industry Rant

The recent VW diesel emissions-cheating scandal is an interesting metaphor for our industry. Depending on your political views and/or your views on the automobile industry, ...
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Daimler Truck Leading Us to Autonomy?

Daimler Trucks announced an ambitious plan recently to greatly increase vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity and cooperative autonomy. Jeff Crissey of CCJ shares many of their impressive goals in ...
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