2014 Trailer Update
Our annual roundup of the latest from trailer and reefer makers.
A sampling of the products trailer manufacturers have newly developed and made modifications to, as well as recently announced partnerships and expanded production capabilities.
The Story Behind Peterbilt’s Anniversary Truck
The 1939 Model 260 tractor took far longer to restore than to build.
After finding the "old Pete" in an Arizona desert in the mid-1990s, restorer Bob Dean decided to give this classic 1939 Peterbilt a new life just in time for the company's 75th anniversary.
Has the U.S. SmartWay Program Helped Retreading?
With regulations affecting how fleets fit their wheels, the retreading industry is still deciding whether or not the inclusion of verified low-rolling-resistance tires on the EPA's SmartWay list has helped the industry.
Q&A: Environmental Defense Fund's Jason Mathers
We sat down with Jason Mathers, senior manager, Green Freight, Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental groups working hand in hand with trucking? "One of the key priorities for our organization over the coming years is to advance strong fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards in the heavy-duty truck space," says Jason Mathers with the Environmental Defense Fund. But he says he wants to do it in a way that makes sense for trucking businesses.
Delving Into the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck: Part 1
The Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck’s 10.7 mpg performance is just the tip of the iceberg in
improving fuel and freight efficiency.
By the time the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck made its public debut in February boasting 10.7 mpg, some contemporary trucks were achieving better than 8 mpg, and some super-fuel-conscious fleets boast even higher. While that may make the SuperTruck accomplishment seem slightly diminished, that 10.7-mpg milestone is only a small part of the story.