August 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
There are many ways to tell a story – through words in books and magazines, pictures, videos, song, and more. With the inaugural issue of the HDT Fact Book, we are telling trucking’s story through facts, numbers, statistics, charts, and graphs.
Tags: Emissions, Drivers, Equipment, Statistics, Parts, industry statistics, Fuel and Oil
June 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
By HDT Staff
There’s hardly a fleet out there that wouldn’t like to save money on fuel costs. Maybe you’re not sure where to start. Maybe you feel like you’ve picked all the low-hanging fruit and you’re looking for new ideas. Here’s help. From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.
Tags: Fuel Management, Equipment, Driver Behavior, Driver Training, Fuel Theft, Idle Reduction, Technology, Fuel Economy
August 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Jim Sweeney
When looking to maximize the productivity of their fleets, executives should take advantage of the variety of resources available to them, both before and during the truck specification process. Industry experts can help them weigh and evaluate the hundreds of decisions awaiting them.
Tags: Spec'ing, Equipment
June 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Neal Weeks, AmeriQuest
You know that it’s time to upgrade a certain portion of your fleet. But you assume that, in the current economic environment, getting credit can be difficult. So how do you get the equipment you need, when you need it?
Tags: AmeriQuest, Lease Agreement, Equipment
January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Shorepower Technologies has announced eight more truckstops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations. Connections providing 480-volt power for hybrid refrigerated trailers are also being installed at four of the eight truckstops
Tags: Equipment, EVs, Truckstops, Shore Power, Alternative Fuels
By Jim Park, Equipment Editor
The arrival of Detroit's DT12 automated manual transmission wasn't unexpected. Daimler AG, the parent company of Daimler Trucks North America and Detroit Inc., has been using such transmissions in Europe for many years in the Mercedes Actros line and earlier products
Tags: Equipment, Test Drive, Detroit, Daimler
October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Tom Berg
Cruising down the Interstate, you glance at the tachometer and gasp as you see the needle hovering at under 1,200 rpm. Yet the engine isn't vibrating or straining, and the rig continues to move steadily forward
Tags: Equipment, Mack, Test Drive
November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Department
The urge to compare is great, but I will resist. Both Peterbilt's Model 579 and Kenworth's T68O were introduced with much fanfare at the Mid-America Trucking Show earlier this year
Tags: Equipment, Test Drive, Peterbilt
July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Traction is a funny thing: We know when we don't have enough of it, but can we quantify how much is enough? It's a question that arises when discussing fuel-efficient tires
May 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Tom Berg, Senior Editor
Talk about transmissions in commercial trucks, and you'll talk a lot about Eaton. The Michigan-based manufacturer continues to dominate the business in Class 8 and remains strong in Classes 6 and 7. However, there are other names in the busines
July 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives
It's All About Fuel.
Tags: Fuel Prices, Class 8, Equipment, EPA, Test Drive
March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor
Streamlined power units are a given, and research on trailer aero improvers should make them common, too.
Tags: Equipment, Trailers
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