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We expect the same reliability from our equipment as we do our drivers, and managing equipment is a priority. Our decisions affect safety, retention, compensation, and fuel economy. It doesn’t pay to cut corners with equipment, and we won’t.

We expect the same reliability from our equipment as we do our drivers, and managing equipment is a priority. Our decisions affect safety, retention, compensation, and fuel economy. It doesn’t pay to cut corners with equipment, and we won’t.

Top-notch trucks

Truck models and features

The Midwest Express 100-truck fleet consists of Freightliner, Volvo, and Kenworth trucks with high rise sleepers. Designed to maximize safety and fuel efficiency, our newest trucks are equipped with auxiliary power units (APUs) and Espar heaters and refrigerators.

Dry van specifications

Our 53' dry vans are manufactured by Wabash, Strick, Hyundai, and Utility. More than half of the vans in the nearly 200-trailer fleet have an inside dimension of more than 100.5", which enables us to accept freight from shippers who want to maximize cube with their lightweight product.

On-board technology

Our electric on-board recorder (EOBR), Rand McNally TND750, offers excellent navigational technology and a driver-friendly interface. We primarily use this system for logs and fuel tax. With improvements in our driver interface, our brake maintenance issues are down 10%, light maintenance issues down 25%, and tire maintenance issues down 50%.

Fuel economy

Efficient operations

Fleets focus on owning the best aerodynamic equipment, but drivers ultimately hold the key to profitability and growth, based on efficiency.

Your driving habits have an impact on the performance of our trucks. Improve fuel economy by:

  • Reducing speed and eliminating non-essential stops
  • Using restraint when accelerating
  • Using cruise control as much as possible
  • Minimizing idling

Better fuel economy = better business.

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