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Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday

Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday

Sunday, November 5, 2017 is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time.   Make sure that all of your drivers are aware that the change to daylight savings will occur. Caution route drivers especially that the amount of daylight will change...

Operation Safe Driver Week is Oct. 15-21

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced that its 2017 Operation Safe Driver Week would be held during Oct. 15-21, 2017. During this event, law enforcement agencies throughout North America will engage in increased traffic safety...

People’s Choice and LT Walkaround WINNER!

People’s Choice and LT Walkaround WINNER!

  Cumberland is excited to share that Patrick Mendenhall won International’s live LT Walkaround Contest this past weekend at NACV! The LT Walkaround Contest was judged by industry experts and tested product knowledge about International’s LT....

The Race to 10 Miles Per Gallon

The Race to 10 Miles Per Gallon

All, as many of you know, over the course of several years, the Cumberland International Fleet team has been striving to produce a truck that gets 10 miles per gallon. That project yielded a truck we call the C10.  The C10 has been on demo runs...

11.2 MPG! —>In case you missed it – RACEto10MPG round up

Here's a round-up of #RACEto10MPG updates you may have missed - 11.2 MPG! 8th Run Update Cumberland's C10 Changed the Way I Drive Gooch's Driving Tips Gooch's Mid-Trip Review Driver Bio: David Gooch Second Run Launch 9.9 MPG! 7th Run Update James...

Cumberland’s C10 Changed the Way I Drive

"I want to thank everybody at Sharp Transport, Cumberland, International. Everyone who gave me the opportunity to do this. I believe driving this truck [Cumberland's C10], has changed the way I'll drive the truck I'm in now." - David Gooch (11.2...

8th Run MPG Stats – 11.2 Miles Per Gallon!!! #RACEto10MPG

8th Run MPG Stats – 11.2 Miles Per Gallon!!! #RACEto10MPG

  Here's our 8th run update from Jarit Cornelius, VP Maintenance/Compliance at Sharp Transport, who we partnered with on the #RACEto10MPG. We are excited share the results.  We at Sharp Transport, Inc. are proud to announce the RACEto10MPG...

Gooch’s Tips to Get 10 MPG

What are some tips you can provide other companies to achieve 10 MPG? "Trust the cruise control. It does what it needs to do. Set your speed and leave it alone. Don't override it. Stay off your breaks as much as possible." - David Gooch (11.2 MPG,...

Driver Bio: David Gooch – Race to 10 MPG

Driver Bio: David Gooch – Race to 10 MPG

David Gooch David is from Elkmont, Alabama. His professional driving career started 22.5 years ago when he got out of the US Army.  After completely driving school, he took a position with Sharp Transport and has been there ever since. He has won...

7th Run: MPG Stats: RACEto10MPG Update

7th Run: MPG Stats: RACEto10MPG Update

Round 1 of the Race to 10 MPG has been completed and results are best to date for NextGen C10! James Thorne, veteran driver from Sharp Transport, was able to reach 9.86 MPG overall fuel economy. Thorne’s 5,421 mile journey started in Tennessee and...

How Do I Get 10 Miles Per Gallon with My Fleet Trucks?

Well, we're so happy you asked. We happen to know how you can get 10 (or more) mpg with your whole truck fleet. Cumberland International Trucks partnered with Sharp Transport to do just that.  Some of the secret sauce is our C10 truck.  It's an...

RACEto10MPG Trip Update

Our first driver in the #RACEto10MPG, James Thorne, is on the verge of closing out his run.  He's spoken to Chase Adkins of Sharp Transport a few times with some trip updates where he has talked about truck features, trip details and MPG...

Driver 1 – Trip Update

Driver 1 – Trip Update

  We spoke to James earlier this week and he sent us a few shots from his trip out to San Bernandino. He sounded comfortable, averaging "right around 10 miles per gallon".

RACEto10MPG featured in Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT)

The Race to 10 MPG is getting great coverage. Here Sharp and Cumberland's partnership is highlighted in an article on HDT. "Last year, our annual special June fuel issue focused on the question of how feasible it was to hit 10 mpg in real-world...

It Starts Today

It Starts Today

Cumberland has teamed up with Sharp Transport in a campaign to hit 10 Miles Per Gallon.  #RACEto10MPG Over the next four weeks follow udpates for the Race to 10 MPG by joining our email list and/or following Cumberland and Sharp Transport. We’ll be...

Driver Bio: James Thorne – Race to 10 MPG

Driver Bio: James Thorne – Race to 10 MPG

James Thorne James has been married to his lovely wife, Nikki for 27 years. They have 3 boys, aged 27, 25 and 15. James lives in Shelbyville, TN where he and his family have owned and operate Funny Farm Acres, a mobile petting zoo, for the past 7...

6th Run – MPG Stats – C10 – TN’s Best Fleet Truck

6th Run – MPG Stats – C10 – TN’s Best Fleet Truck

It’s been a few weeks since our last update… And for good reason! Over the last 10,686 miles, NextGen C10 has had its BEST test run to date averaging over 9.5 MPG. The 6th Test Run took NextGen C10 to Mississippi, South Carolina, California and...