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December 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Dodge's New Ram 3500HD

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

"Hey, does that thing have a Hemi?" No, it's got the new Cummins Turbo Diesel, and you gotta have one. Maybe.

Tags: Ram Truck

December 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Restyled, Refined GM Heavy Duty Pickups Close To Production

By HDT Staff

General Motors Corp. has extended the new styling, powertrain and chassis advancements of its GMT900 light-duty 1500 pickups to the Heavy Duty 2500HD and 3500HD models, with production to begin in the first quarter of the new year. Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra versions feature more distinct exterior styling, and all models will get upgraded powertrains and refined interiors.

December 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Michelin Broadens Its Technological Reach

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

During a busy launch and demonstration program at Michelin's Laurens Proving Ground in South Carolina, the company launched and demonstrated an antisplash steer tire. It also launched and demonstrated a major extension of its locking sipe durable technology that will see a new extra-long-lasting drive tire in early 2008, to be identified as the XDA5.

December 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

NIFTY FIFTY

By HDT Staff

The best 50 products of 2006

December 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

WRENCHING DECISION

By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editor

Take a close look at your maintenance operation – could outsourcing part or all of the work improve the bottom line?

November 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Going Global

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

How you can share in the boom

Tags: automotive supply chain

November 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

European Way Gains Momentum

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Vertical integration flourishes as truck builders advance their component manufacturing plans or strike new supplier agreements.

Tags: OEM, Engine

November 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The 'China Effect'

By Benjamin Gordon, BG Strategic Advisors

It's a case of natural selection in the trucking industry. Some truckers will thrive, while others fall behind.

November 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The 'China Effect'

By Benjamin Gordon, BG Strategic Advisors

It's a case of natural selection in the trucking industry. Some truckers will thrive, while others fall behind.

Tags: Business

October 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

The 2007 Engines Are Here Now

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

It's an impressive roll-out, but it's gonna cost us. And 2010 regs are just over the horizon. We need to make noise and get legislative relief.

October 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

And The Winner Is!

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Swift makes one driver a millionaire. Nine others win 10 grand each.

Tags: driver incentives, Swift Transportation

October 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Accident Prevention: Not Your Father's Owl

By Doug Condra, President

How Maverick is using technology to generate substantial paybacks.

Tags: Accident Management, Maverick

October 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

The ProStar Platform

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

With the launch of International's ProStar, we can truly see the impact of the platform approach adopted by the company back in the early 1990s.

Tags: ProStar

October 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Slower Growth – But It's Still Growth

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

Industry experts look at the economy and trucking.

Tags: Economy

October 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Regeneration Generation

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

HDT had the chance to view the internal processing of carbon within the diesel particulate filter of an '07 engine installation.

Tags: Cummins, DPF

October 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Lighting Options

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

As LEDs get better, they become a brighter idea.

Tags: LED Lighting

October 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cool Questions

By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editor

With both winter and the 2007 engines on the horizon, it's a good time to think about what's in your cooling system.

Tags: EGR, winterization, COOLANT, Cooling Systems

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Mack Pinnacle

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

It might look the same, but there are plenty of changes under the skin.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Pinnacle

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Preserving Our Resources

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Michelin Bibendum event challenges a world view toward sustainable mobility.

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Million Dollar Baby

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Swift's innovative driver reward program raises the retention stakes.

Tags: Swift Transportation, Rewards Program

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

SafeStat Remains On Hold, And That's A Good Thing

By Doug Condra, President

The fixes put in place so far have not made the system much – if any – better.

Tags: FMCSA

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Driving With Roll Control

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Meritor Wabco's stability control systems keep the rig under control, even if its driver doesn't.

Tags: vehicle stability control, rollover crashes, Roll Stability, Rollovers

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Simulated Training

By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editor

Taking a cue from the airlines and the military, trucking is looking at high-tech driver simulators to improve safety training.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Training

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tech Training

By Evan Lockridge, Contributing Editor

Training technicians saves lives, avoids litigation.

Tags: Tires, U.S. DOT

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Safety: Just an Option?

By Jim Beach, Contributing Editor

Fleets – and not always big fleets – are starting to look to safety systems as damage deterrent devices.

Tags: technology

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hitting The Brakes

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

'Autoslacks' were supposed to solve adjustment problems, but ignorance of how to maintain them – and the brakes themselves – get in the way.

Tags: Brakes, Air Brakes

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Eyes Have It

By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editor

Visibility aids are important. But it's tough to do a cost-benefit analysis.

Tags: Backup Cameras

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

On-the-Road Training

By Patricia Smith & Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editors

TREAD-1 computer training is a convenient classroom for drivers and a valuable risk management tool for fleets.

Tags: Driver Training

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

New Oils For '07 Engines

By Jim Winsor, Executive Editor

'07 diesels are almost here. Is your fleet going to stock two oil specs – one for older engines?

Tags: Diesel, Fleet Management

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Faster Border Crossings

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Government programs help speed clearance at ports.

Tags: NCAP

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

What Has ATA Done For Us Lately? Plenty.

By Doug Condra, President

ATA may not be perfect, but it's better than some people think.

Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Accubuilt F-550 Pickup

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

It's a big toy for well-heeled enthusiasts, but it's capable of some serious hauling and towing work.

Tags: Ford F-150

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

New Class 8 Engines Hit The Road

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Government regulations are one of the major influences in truck design, and for 2007 the regs are almost everything.

Tags: Class 8

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Interstate System Celebrates 50 Years

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

Greatest public works project in history and key to the U.S. economy faces Herculean problems in the future

Tags: U.S. DOT, Interstate

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Lightweight Specs

By LCT Staff

Payload's important, but the longer an operator plans to keep his trucks, the more it will probably weigh.

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Memory Lanes

By Steve Mitchell, Managing Editor

A look back at the rough and tumble history of America's remarkable Interstate System.

Tags: Highways, AASHTO

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

In Texas, A Super-Sized Toll Project

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

The solution is a supercorridor owned by the state but built and operated by a private company.

Tags: Texas, Texas DOT

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Indiana Tolls: Bad Policy Or Quick Cash?

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

The toll road has operated at a loss for five of the past seven years.

Tags: Tolls, Indiana

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

200,000-Mile Oil Changes?

By Jim Winsor, Executive Editor

Stevens Transport is closing in on 200,000-mile oil changes, using oil analysis and an on-board oil refiner system.

Tags: Maintenance, Oil Change

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Are They Watching?

By Bette Garber, Editor at Large

Post 9/11, truckers remain alert on the job.

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Finding Drivers: Part II

By Doug Condra, President

Latinos are the fastest-growing part of the pool. But how to reach them?

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Are You Prepared For The Worst?

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

No fleet is immune to security threats, but with thorough planning and by assessing your vulnerabilities, you can reduce the risks.

Tags: Security

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Covering Your Assets

By Jim Beach, Technology Editor

Technology allows fleets to watch over their equipment from a distance.

Tags: Qualcomm, GPS Tracking

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Under Lock and Key

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Securing the doors of your fleet's trucks and trailers is the easiest and the most effective way to prevent theft.

Tags: Cargo Theft

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Teaming Up For Security

By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editor

The trucking industry and law enforcement combine forces to battle theft and terrorism.

Tags: Security, Cargo Theft

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Card Game

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

TSA lays out its plan for a port driver security credential.

Tags: Department of Homeland Security, TWIC

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Drivers Are Key

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

If you want your security program to be successful, you need to enlist the aid of your drivers.

Tags: Security

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

A Legal Eye View

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

Carriers need to make sure security procedures don't violate discrimination or privacy laws.

Tags: driver screening, video surveillance, Legal

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Keeping An Eye Out

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

Highway Watch makes truck drivers part of the national intelligence structure.

Tags: Highways

June 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Fuel: The Double Whammy

By LCT Staff

We explore the ramifications of government regulations, market-driven cost increases, the future of biodiesel and liquid natural gas, as well as anti-idling solutions.

Tags: Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel, idling policies, Diesel Prices, anti idling

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