SAF and Holland hope their synergy will produce demand for new 5-inch round trailer axles to go into the CBX40 (shown) and the UX40.


Holland Changes Along With Trucking

There's a mighty transition going on at an old, established North American supplier to the trucking industry. Holland from Michigan is now a combined company with SAF of German

This photo shows features of Dart Transit's Eco Trailer, a 53-by-102 van built by Hyundai in Tijuana, Baja Calif. Double-sheet sidewall was designed and patented by Dart's president, Dave Oren. (Photo courtesy of Dart Transit Co.)


Dart Goes Lightweight

Dart Transit, a pioneer in high-cube trailers for hauling low-density freight, is now seeking lower tare weight to serve customers who ship heavier cargoes

Reshaping of some exterior trim and a 2010-legal engine are among features of the latest Coronado tractor (left), which debuted as a 2001 model but has re-emerged as Freightliner's premium road tractor. (Photo by Tom Berg)


Test Drive: Freightliner's Coronados

Premium is as premium does, and at least for the driver, Freightliner's Coronado does things very well

Tire casings are inspected and reconditioned before making two, three, or perhaps four journeys down the road of life. (Photo by Jim Park)


Tire Report: Tire 'Myth'-perceptions

Prominent Canadian journalist Allan Fotheringham offered the following bit of advice to aspiring journalists: "If your mother tells you her age, check it out." But the advantages of a little skepticism aren't limited to journalist

This trailer is loaded to gross 110,000 pounds to replicate the heaviest containers at the docks as they come off the ships. PHETT drives like a conventional yard jockey, but quieter.


Hybrid Yard Jockey Delivers

The terminal tractor - yard jockey, hostler, whatever you call it - has to be one of the most used, abused and under-regarded vehicles in any fleet

Many fleets that have never bought used before are looking at it as an option to replace older trucks. (Photo courtesy of Arrow Truck Sales)


Used Truck Volumes Up; Prices Still Lowest Ever

While the used truck market is seeing some strong improvement in demand and volumes, prices are at their lowest levels ever, according to Carl Heikel, president and CEO Arrow Truck Sale

Ford does not offer hybrids from the factory, but Eaton engineers installed an electric-drive system on this F-550 chassis to show that retrofits are entirely doable on this popular class of truck. (Photo by Tom Berg)


Test Drive: Ford/Eaton Plug-In Hybrid

Eaton's electric-drive system is the one usually used by truck manufacturers who offer a medium-duty hybrid, including Freightliner, Freightliner Custom Chassis, Kenworth, Peterbilt and Navistar International. One builder that doesn't make hybrids is Ford Motor - but it does suppl


Heavy Duty Dialogue Looks at Trucks in the Next Decade

What does the next decade hold for the commercial vehicle industry? How will trucks and the way they are marketed change? What will be the driving factors behind those changes? Heavy Duty Dialogue '10 tried to answer that question

Lifting the demonstration load from the deck of the


Pick It Up and Run With It: Intermodal 'Trailer' Comes to U.S.

Lars Frantzich refers to his container carriers as "machines," not trailers. This gives a hint of the capability and versatility of the Hammar Lift self-loading container-hauling trailer, new to the U.S. market

Small differences in circumference, diameter, or tread depth in a dual assembly, or a pressure differential of only 10-15 psi across the two, can wreck a tire - or both tires - in a matter of weeks. (Photo by Jim Park)


Mismatched Duals

Running two tires of different circumference, diameter, or tread depth in a dual assembly is a sure-fire way to kill two tires for the price of one

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