Worth the Weight

With 2010 almost upon us, we have now had the opportunity to touch, feel and drive both technologies to meet the upcoming emissions limits, set for Jan.

The all-American vehicle gets engine advances as the Great Recession begins to end. Pictured is the new Dodge Ram 2500.


Pickups Update: Engine Advances Up Fuel Economy

Advances in gasoline and diesel engines for pickup trucks are just in time to catch the beginning of the end of the recession, the worst downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930

Shifts on uphill grades under heavy load are lightning-fast, thanks to the inertia brake and outstanding shifting logic.


Test Drive: Eaton's New UltraShift Plus Has Brains and Brawn

Eaton's UltraShift has been updated and upgraded with a new, two-plate, electronically activated clutch and revised logic for the electronic controller that makes it a much sweeter transmission that will learn - or coach - according to driver deman

Carrying excessive inventory makes little sense. If you can accurately predict replacement cycles, your money stays where it belongs.


Turn Rubber into Gold: Tire Management

Here's a quick quiz: What's your tire cost per mile? How many miles per 32nd do you get out of a steer or drive tire? How many miles do you expect from a steer tire

Air cylinders raise the railing along the top of this dry-bulk tanker for safe use by a driver or worker. They drop back down when loading or maintenance is complete.


Trailer Safety: Easy On, Off and Walking for Drivers With These Products

Falling from a tall trailer will almost certainly result in broken bones or worse for a driver or maintenance person, and will cost thousands of dollars in medical and worker's compensation claims


Behind the Scenes at Fontaine Fifth Wheel R&D

Fifth wheels often get taken for granted.

There are still a few drivers out there who care enough to help keep tire costs down.


Get Drivers Involved in Tire Maintenance

Trying to get drivers actively involved in tire maintenance programs is like pushing rope uphill. If you're lucky, the good ones will kick or thump the tires during a pre-tri

Condition of floor, walls and ceiling, as in this reefer, are among the things a prospective buyer looks at. Solid specs and regular maintenance keep a trailer usable and resalable.


Spec'ing Your Trailer For Resale

What makes a semitrailer easy to sell at a good price? Structural soundness, with emphasis on the floor and roof, and good appearance that comes from regular maintenanc

Tall roof and near-6-foot-long cargo bed allow Transit Connect to carry a lot. Upfitters can add shelves, cabinets, racks and other equipment for carrying cargo and tools. It has a sporty feel but is a commercial truck from the ground up, Ford says.


Driving Impressions: Ford's Transit Connect is Bigger Than it Looks

A Transit Connect is roughly 2 feet shorter and weighs about 1,500 pounds less than an E-150 van. The TC's high roof makes it roomier than it might look in a photograp

Workhorse offers its MetroStar, with contemporary International-like nose styling and aluminum bodies.


Cargo Van Update: More Products, Costlier Diesels on the Way

The gasoline share will only increase, because Ford Motor Co., the market leader, is dropping the Navistar-built PowerStroke diesel following lawsuits over warranty claims and competitive issues, leaving its E-series vans with gasoline-only power in the new yea

Falsely Accused and Not in the Wrong? Predict, Prepare, Protect
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6 Things to Consider When Selecting a Weigh Station Bypass System
Weigh station bypass technology saves you time, fuel and money. But which type of bypass technology is right for your fleet? How do you compare different solutions? Download the free whitepaper to make sure you are saving as much as possible.

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