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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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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?

There are plenty of ways drivers can get hurt with tank trailers. Industry is taking steps to make them safer to work on and around. Photo: Jim Park

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Making Tank Trailers Safer

Statistically, cargo tanks, both liquid and dry bulk, are statistically among the safest vehicles on the road today. But the tank sector does face certain challenges that are inherent with the job.

Photo: Jim Park

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10 Most Watched Videos of 2017

2017 was a big year for new equipment with major manufacturers introducing brand new flagship trucks, concept vehicles, and even a few electric vehicles and HDT was there to test drive and report on these trucks with in-depth videos. Here are 10 of the most watched videos from 2017.

The new International HX’s exterior bears more than a passing resemblance to the older PayStar it replaces. But inside the truck is completely different story. Photos: Jack Roberts

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Quick Spin: HX Series - International's Refined Linebacker

The new International HX Series severe-duty tractor resembles the PayStar it replaces but it has a tough, no-nonsense stance and a quiet and ergonomic interior - much like International's other new trucks, the LT and RH.

We drove the A26 engine in a 2018 International LT chassis. Photos: Jim Park

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Test Drive: International's A26 Engine

With the industry’s appetite for smaller-displacement engines on the rise, International’s new A26 is nicely sized, and well positioned to pick up a good chunk of the company’s truckload carrier business.

Wabco's Jon Morrison at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show earlier this fall. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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Jon Morrison on Wabco's Technology Strategy

Wabco is increasing its presence in the North American market and working to push the implementation of advanced driver assistance systems. HDT's Deborah Lockridge recently sat down with Wabco chief Jon Morrison to discuss the changes.

Berend Bracht. Photo courtesy Bendix.

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Q&A: Bendix's Bracht on the Changing Truck Industry

We recently caught up with Berend Bracht, president and CEO of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, at an industry event to talk about his first two years on the job in a rapidly changing industry, from electrification to connectivity to automation.

Enviro Recyclers Inc. uses East Genesis smooth-sided aluminum refuse trailers like this one to haul trash and recycling. Photo: East Manufacturing

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Refuse Fleet Depends on Aluminum Trailers

A variety of trailers serve a growing Georgia business, but the light weight and strength of aluminum trailers allow for higher payloads for the refuse hauler.

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