Medium-Duty Tires Go Fuel-Efficient
The factors driving tire design for medium-duty trucks has changed. Today, tire makers must balance fuel efficiency and bulletproof durability to stand up to a harsh P&D environment.
Direct Drive or Overdrive?
There’s no single answer to this age-old debate
The long-running debate over which type of transmission — direct drive or overdrive — provides the greatest efficiency is one that’s not easily settled and not likely to go away.
Test Drive: Cummins-Eaton Powertrain Smooth as Silk
The SmartAdvantage powertrain offers fuel and weight saving, as well as a very, very good driving experience.
Cummins and Eaton may have finally nailed it with their SmartAdvantage Powertrain combo, reports Equipment Editor Jim Park in July's Test Drive. The SmartAdvantage powertrain offers fuel and weight saving, as well as a very, very good driving experience.
Commentary: Lightweighting the Way
Is lightweighting actually new? Well, not really, at least not in our world of big trucks and long trailers, says Rolf Lockwood in July's "Locking It In" column.
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.