Photo: Tom Berg


Nikola Motor CEO Compares Truck Manufacturers to Kodak

Nikola Motor CEO Trevor Milton said that the Nikola One's hydrogen-powered electric motor could change the industry in the same way digital cameras changed photography.

Photos: Carrier Transicold


New Refrigerants on the Way

Transport refrigeration units will soon be subject to tighter regulations on the use of hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants.

The greater axle track width used with dual wheels would make that same axle too wide when equipped with wide-single tires. Photos: Jim Park


To Outset, or Not to Outset

Fleets spec’ing wide single tires need to decide upfront whether to trade the vehicle as is or to spec axles and wheels for a later conversion to duals.

Volvo’s SuperTruck uses advanced engine programming to reduce energy consumption and old-fashioned aerodynamics to reduce drag. Photos: Jim Park


Driving Volvo’s SuperTruck

What you can see of Volvo’s SuperTruck vehicle is pretty spectacular, though fairly plain at heart. It’s what you can’t see that stirs the imagination. Equipment Editor Jim Park explains in this first-person Test Drive.

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Commentary: Clean Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles: Are We There Yet?

How far away is truly clean hydrogen power? We're getting closer, thinks Contributing Executive Editor Rolf Lockwood.

The styling of Kenworth’s new vocational T880S has sparked interest from non-vocational users.


KW’s New T880S Has Traditional Looks, Surprising Turnability

A forward-set steer axle is usually a way to stretch truck’s wheelbase to meet weight-distribution laws in so-called bridge states, but the styling of Kenworth’s new vocational T880S has sparked interest from non-vocational users.

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Improving Truck Ergonomics for Driver Safety

OSHA regs require an employer to provide a workplace (which includes upfitted work vehicles) free from recognized hazards. The best way to make a work truck fleet more ergonomic is to proactively identify and rectify potential issues.

Photo courtesy of Ford.


Ford's Bartlett Discusses Commercial Fleet Outlook

Michele Bartlett, Ford’s general manager of commercial and government fleet sales, discusses the outlook for 2017.

Trailer suspensions are oft neglected, so a robust and durable spec is mandatory. Photos: Jim Park


Trends in Trailer Suspensions

While suspension producers are constantly upgrading and improving their products and adding new models, overall trends in suspension uptake by fleets remain fairly constant.

Once trailer tire wear begins, only corrective maintenance action will alleviate the problem. Photo: Michelin


The Tales Trailer Tires Tell

Say what you will about a tire, but it won’t lie to you. If there are problems with wheel alignment, suspensions, braking or chassis, your tires will be happy to tell you, if you just take a look.

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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