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Test Drive: The Transit Connect Electric

We were stopped at a red light on 11 Mile Road, a broad, eight-lane boulevard in Oak Park, Mich., northwest of Detroit, and I eyed the cars and trucks alongside us.

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Engine Smarts: A Carbon-Free Fuel?

On a recent visit to Woodland Park, Colo., -based Sturman Industries, I was privileged to view the first beginnings of Eddie Sturman's crank-free internal combustion engine

Nitrogen tire filling helps maintain proper inflation pressure longer. (Photo by Jim Park)

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Nitrogen Tire Inflation

Nitrogen is not some magic gas with mystical properties, nor is it some philosopher's stone capable of changing the properties of tire rubber

You have a lot more trailer tires in your fleet than steer or drive tires. Don't treat them as disposable. (Photo by Jim Park)

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Where Old Tires Go to Die

Prevailing thinking has it that trailers are a good place to squeeze the last few miles of tread life out of used steer and drive tires prior to retreading or disposing of them

European Sprinters are now sold by a growing network of Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner dealers.

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Cargo Van Update: Alternatives Spark Interest, But Diesel's Not Dead

The recovering economy is resuscitating the business of building cargo vans, along with every other kind of commercial vehicle. Conversations with the major players in this business reveal trends in buyers' engine choices and in weight categories

Loud yellow paint belies the quiet ride of this T440 regional tractor. Its smooth styling resembles that of the heavier T660, but at 35,000 pounds GVW, it's just barely a Class 8 vehicle.

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Test Drive: Kenworth's T440

So there I was, westbound on Bow Hill Road in Skagit County, a few hours north of Seattle, wondering if I'd ever find a place to turn around

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Engine Smarts: SuperTurbo Project Could Increase Fuel Economy 5-7%

An easily-missed announcement of a joint development program between Cummins and a start-up, VanDyne SuperTurbo, points the way to a future technology that could result in as much as 7 percent fuel savings for heavy trucks

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The SCR Inducement Battle Wages On

"Inducement" is a word that is getting much play in the Selective Catalytic Reduction debate right now.

Carrier Transicold's AeroFlex fiberglass trailer side skirts are just one of many trailer innovations.

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Trailer Trends: Recession Doesn't Stop Advances in Trailer Technology

Even through the Great Recession, many trailer and body makers spent time and money developing advanced products that promise to improve operating efficiencies and save money for their customers

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