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Editorial

Editorial: The Value of Zero

Mathematics started tens of thousands of years ago because Stone Age people needed to count what they had, or wanted, or even what they had lost. At the start, there was no need to formally quantify the concept of nothing, or zero. At some point, though, a clever person came up with the idea of zero and it revolutionized the use of numbers.

July 17, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Experts Say Inspection System Should Have Room to Give Credit for No Violations

truck inspection DOT Readiness Group

For years, truckers have been complaining that inspectors do not always submit reports to federal regulators giving them credit for no violations or “clean” roadside inspections.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 13, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

12% of Trucks Inspected on Brake Safety Day Placed Out of Service

Eric Miller/Transport Topics

Nearly eight out of 10 large trucks and buses did not have any critical violations during an unannounced special brake inspection day across the United States and Canada earlier this year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced on July 12.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 12, 2017
Government, Business

Aggressive Roadcheck Inspections Lead to Bump in Citations

Washington State Patrol

U.S. truck and bus safety inspections surged in early June, coinciding with International Roadcheck, the safety campaign by North American law enforcement departments.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 4, 2015