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Check tire pressure and tread depth to help avoid on-road breakdowns.
9 Tips for Better Trailer Maintenance
By Denise Rondini
Don’t treat your trailers as an afterthought. Give them the attention they deserve by inspecting and maintaining them on a regular basis.
Torque is both an enabler of downspeeding and a source of concern about delivering peak torque at very low engine speed.
Powertrain Specs: More Science Than Art
By Jim Park
Torque is both an enabler of downspeeding and a source of concern about delivering peak torque at very low engine speed.
The plow-like scraper removes snow as the trailer moves under the device. A rubber tip on the steel blade protects the roof. Pyle has 15 installed at its terminals in the Northeast, with two more scheduled.
A Safer Way to Clear Snow and Ice From Van Trailers
By Tom Berg
Although laws in several states require owners to clean off the roofs before the vehicles head for the road, that’s easier decreed than done.
Detroit Assurance includes an optional Lane Departure Warning system consisting of a forward-looking camera that detects roadway lane markings. Drivers get audible alerts if they cross out of a lane without using the turn signal.
Test Drive: Daimler's Detroit Assurance Safety System
By Jim Park
Detroit Assurance is the name of a new safety system from Daimler Trucks North America that could save your hide in a crash while saving fuel in less dire circumstances.
By the time a tire gets to the retreader, its unit number and wheel position information may be lost forever. It’s best to inspect the tire as it comes off the truck.
What You Can Learn From Tires When You're Ready to Scrap Them
By Jim Park
Scrap piles call tell a lot about how fleets are using their tires and help reduce tire costs and improve miles to removal.

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Eco-flaps Splash Guards Expanded to 18-Inch Widths Andersen Flaps will now offer its Eco-flaps splash guard line in 18-inch widths that can be paired with wide-based tires.
UltraShift Plus Transmissions Now Allow for 2-Speed Axle Compatibility Eaton recently increased the functionality of its UltraShift Plus automated transmissions to allow for compatibility with two-speed axles.
Utility Makes Roll Stability Standard on Refrigerated Trailer Utility Trailers added roll stability protection from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems as a standard feature on the 3000R base model refrigerated trailer. The safety feature will be added to trailers beginning with orders received in January 2015.
Kenworth Cabover Options Expand Applications Kenworth has three new options that extend the applications range for its medium-duty cabovers. More back-of-cab space and right-hand steering allow body-mounting flexibility and specialty work.
Talbert Unveils New Traveling Axle Trailer Talbert released the 4050TA trailer as part of its Traveling Axle Series for haulers who need a California-legal trailer with a lower deck height to clear bridges and tunnels when transporting taller equipment.
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Barriers to the Increased Adoption of Fuel Efficiency Technologies
A new fleet survey and research conducted by The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has identified what stands between fleets and better fuel economy.

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