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June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Playing by the Numbers: Spec'ing Tires For Fuel Economy

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Sooner or later the economy will heat up again and so will demand for fuel - and prices for it. So it's still wise to buy the most fuel-efficient vehicles and operate them wisely

Tags: Tires

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Deadlines, Deadlines

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Navistar International is pressing for a delay in the implementation of the 2010 emissions mandate, pushing it back from the Jan. 1 deadline

Tags: Engine Smarts

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trailer Report: Fuel-Saving Reefers

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Diesel fuel is getting almost too dear in price to burn, so users are looking at ways to conserve it and to avoid consuming it altogether

Tags: Trailers

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Running Lean: Lightweight specs no longer just for payload

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Weight, and what we're willing to pay to shed pounds, is relative. Tare isn't quite as critical to a typical truckload carrier as it is to a bulk or beverage hauler

Tags: Equipment Issues

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Plot Thickens

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Navistar's January analysts call - where companies strut their stuff to Wall Street - tucked a small bombshell in among the predictions: International will have a 15-liter engine in its MaxxForce lineup for 2010

Tags: Engine Smarts

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Future is Green at NTEA

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Some of the earliest freight-hauling trucks were electric-powered, but they disappeared in the 1920s when internal combustion engines proved less costly and operationally more flexible

Tags: Light & Medium

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trailer Safety: Technology That's Working

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Rollovers are one of the most serious types of accidents, because drivers and other truck occupants are usually tossed around and badly injured or killed. In the process, tractors are badly damaged or totaled

Tags: Trailers

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Making the Connection -- Beyond the Fifth Wheel

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Doubles and triples combinations are the primary over-the-road equipment for less-than-truckload fleets, truck-trailer rigs are common among specialty haulers in many western states

Tags: Trailers

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tire Evaluation: Are you getting all the information you need before spec'ing your tires?

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Perhaps only computers remain a more confusing purchasing decision than tires. The thought of comparing RAMS and ROMS and Gigs and HDs and DVDs and processors strikes fear into the hearts of all but the hardened geek

Tags: Tires

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: KW's T370 Hybrid Tractor

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Until recently, hybrid-drive commercial trucks have been, almost by definition, straight trucks. These are often the ones used in urban stop-and-go operations, where hybrids offer the greatest fuel savings achieve

Tags: Test Drive

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

FLD-SD: Aging But Rugged

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Severe Duty version of Freightliner's FLD proves a joy to drive, but get one while you can, because production stops in late 2009.

Tags: Test Drive

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Severe Service Tires: Give 'Em Your Best Shot

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

It's a long way between a downtown back alley and an oil field, but as a tire sees the world, there are more similarities than differences. On-highway tires live the life of Riley compared to the severe-service tires

Tags: Tires

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Navistar V-8s Gone from Ford Vans, Pickups by January '10

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

The once-popular Navistar-built Power Stroke V-8 diesel will be gone as an option from Ford SuperDuty pickups and E-series vans by the end of this year, as part of the settlement of a two-year-old legal dispute between the two builders.

Tags: Light & Medium

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Department

It's A New Tire Bonanza

By Evan Lockridge

The number of truck tire announcements this spring was the most in recent memory. Most of these tires boast features such as improved fuel efficiency, longer life, better durability and retreadability.

Tags: Yokohama, Goodyear, Toyo Tires, Bridgestone, Double Coin, Tires, China Manufacturers Alliance

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trailer Report: Tales From The Road

By Tom Berg

If ever there were a piece of equipment that made sense, it's a scale plumbed into a tractor and trailer's suspensions.

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Ford Redesigns Its popular F-150 For ' 09

By Tom Berg

Ford's F-150, America's perennial best-selling vehicle and part of a truck line that has claimed sales leadership for 31 years, may well keep that distinction, thanks to an extensive redesign for the 2009 model year.

Tags: Ford F-150, Test Drive

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

International TranStar

By Sean Lyden

The test truck was the International TranStar in the new nomenclature - 8600 in the past. But the other new badges, high on the side of the hood, told the story: MaxxForce. This tractor was one of the International validation units for the new big-bore engines, destined for a high-mileage fleet to get fast results before the engine becomes commercially available around mid-year.

Tags: MaxxForce, Test Drive, International TranStar

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Department

Tire Report: On/Off highway Tires Severe Service Stresses

By Evan Lockridge

One of the toughest conditions imaginable for a truck is oil field work. These trucks haul salty water back to the same drilling sites, where it is pumped into the drill shaft to mix with chemicals for cleaning and to help the drill grind deeper into the ground.

Tags: Tires

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Department

Trailer Report: Making Sense of Spread Tandems

By Tom Berg

There are good reasons to use 'em, and reasons not to. here's a way they'd work better or would they?

Tags: spread tandems

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

On the Paccar Twins' Engine

By Steve Sturgess, executive editor

A year ago we predicted that the new Paccar 12.9-liter MX engine used in Europe would be seen here in North America. So it was hardly a big surprise to see the engine in a Peterbilt 389 and a Kenworth T660 at a Dallas truck show in the fall. The MX was incredibly quiet and had plenty of get up and go.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, PACCAR MX engine

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Detroit Diesel's DD15 Debuts

By Jim Park

We're witnessing a huge change in the way trucks and engines come together. We saw it first with Volvo's D-platform engines (shared with Mack and Renault). We'll soon see International take a similar approach, sharing an engine platform between International trucks in North America and MAN chassis in Europe.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Diesel Engines, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Daimler, Test Drive

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Peterbilt's 387 Hybrid

By Sean Lyden

The C15 was very responsive, showed great throttle modulation and made gearshifting a joy. And at the event, the 387 it powered also gave pause. I hadn't driven one in several years and the new dash appealed enormously.

Tags: Peterbilt, Test Drive

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Combatting Trailer Corrosion

By HDT Staff

There are ways to combat damage from aggressive ice-control chemicals, including spec'ing premium products and properly maintaining everything in the fleet.

Tags: Meritor Wabco, de-icing, anti-rollover systems

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Fleets as Test Labs

By Deborah Lockridge, HDT editor

Real world testing by savvy fleets makes for better products.

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

NIFTYFIFTY

By HDT Staff

HDT editors honor the top products of the year for usefulness to truck operators.

Tags: Buyers Products

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cargo Vans Roundup

By HDT Staff

Sales are still good, features are nicer, and fuel economy is becoming more important .

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Engine Launch

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Detroit Diesel's new heavy-duty engine platform that will ultimately replace Series 60 and MBE 4000 in North America.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Engine

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