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Class 8 Update: In the Trenches

If it weren't for what's being nicknamed "The Great Recession," news in the Class 8 truck business would be all about engines

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Test Drive: Volvo's I-Shift - A Smooth Operator

Testimonials are fine, but repeat business is the best endorsement for a product. Wayne Klink, founder and president of a fleet with his name, likes his 90 Volvo trucks and the latest component in three of them, the I-Shif

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Steering Clear of Trouble: Get Ready for Heavier Axles

While recruiting and compliance departments grapple with the potential implications of weight-based sleep-apnea testing for drivers, operations and maintenance personnel should be aware that trucks are getting heavier, to

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California Reefers

The California Air Resources Board is following through on its promise to clamp down on emissions from reefer diesel

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The Future of Heavy-Duty Mobile A/C Refrigerants

The average long-haul tractor-trailer will have its engine running for 21 hours a day, including six to seven hours at idle so the driver can heat or cool the cab during a rest period

This mockup from Maverick shows how a proposed three-axle, 48-foot flatbed would carry 51,000 pounds on its tridem, plus the familiar 12,000 pounds on the tractor's steer axle and 34,000 on its tandem.

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Heavier-Rig Idea Advances

A bill to allow states to authorize heavier tractor-trailers has been introduced in Congress, and the idea might also be part of highway reauthorization legislation. But chances for passage are iffy, observers sa

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Test Drive: Mack Titan - Mack's Biggest Strongest Model

One look at this truck tells what it is - a big hauler of large and dense loads - and what it's not - a posh over-the-road freighter

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The Real Cost of Trucks

If you think about what you bought for a tractor in 1980 and what you get when you buy a tractor today, you quickly realize they're not even the same animal. Why 1980

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Something In The Air

There have been a lot of new product launches at the spring truck shows, as you'll see in this month's cover story. Despite the faltering economy, there's been no let-up in that activity

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Dealer of the Year: Customer Service Key

These days, truck dealers can't rely solely on the sale of trucks to stay in business. So the successful one

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