Equipment

New composite materials show great promise in lightening trailer designs. But their use must be tempered by cost and maintenance concerns. Photo: East Manufacturing

Articles

The Quest for Lighter Trailers

Trailers need to be as light, strong, cheap and durable as possible, creating a never-ending race for an always-lighter design.

Products

Truck-Lite Adds LED Fog Lights to Heavy Duty Aftermarket

Truck-Lite has added SAE-compliant LED fog light kits and an LED auxiliary driving light kit to its Truck-Lite by Rigid product offering.

National tire management programs initially began as roadside assistance services, but now include complete tire life cycle management and data analysis options as well. Photo: Goodyear

Articles

How Fleets Can Get the Most From A National Tire Account

New options and greatly expanded services mean more choices for trucking fleets. Here’s how to fine-tune your fleet's tire management services.

Class 8 truck orders rose to 37,500 units in December 2017.

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Class 8 Truck Orders Hit 3-Year High

North American Class 8 truck orders rose to a 37-month high in December, signaling a healthy market going into 2018.

The expanded use of CNG-powered trucks has helped Pitt Ohio reduce both its carbon footprint and fuel costs. Photo: Mack Trucks

News

How 3 SmartWay Excellence Honorees Cut Their Carbon Footprint

Three recipients of SmartWay's 2017 Excellence Award detail their best practices for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing carbon footprints, from intermodal to alternative fuels.

Thor Trucks is a new electric truck company initially focused on regional-haul applications. Photo: Thor Trucks

News

Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks

A new electric truck company thinks its modest approach will captivate regional-haul trucking fleets. The Thor Trucks team is focused on providing long-haul electric truck solutions that it says are “reasonable and profitable now.”

The Chanje V8070 boasts a 580-cubic-foot cargo space on a 26-foot-long chassis that will haul up to 6,000 pounds of payload – and happens to be electrically powered. Photos: Jim Park

Articles

Test Drive: Chanje Electric Cargo Van

Chanje's electric cargo van will certainly have great appeal among delivery fleets concerned with their carbon footprint, but at the end of the day it's a big, nicely setup delivery van that just happens to be electric.

News

Auto Truck Group Acquires Assets of Kargo Master

Auto Truck Group, a work truck upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture, and installation of equipment, announced that it has acquired the assets of Kargo Master.

Alternators like this one will probably disappear from the front of engines, replaced by a starter generator built into the transmission. Photo: Jim Park

Articles

The Future of Electrical Systems on Heavy Duty Trucks

Within a decade’s time we will probably have very different electrical systems on trucks than those in use today. The trucking industry is on the cusp of major changes to electrical systems for heavy duty trucks. Do we go to 24-volt or 48-volt systems — and what will it take to get there?

This two-seal plug is designed to keep moisture and debris out of the plug, guarding against corrosion. Photo courtesy of East Manufacturing

News

Truck-Lite Wiring Harness Standard on East Flatbed Trailers

Trailer maker East Manufacturing announced that the Truck-Lite 99 Series wiring harness will be standard on all new East BST, BST II, MMX and Narrow Neck flatbed trailers

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