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Michelin Offers New Regional Drive-Position Tire

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has introduced the Michelin X Multi D, a regional position tire, for use in less-than-truckload, pick-up and delivery, food and beverage, and other demanding vocational segments.

Jack Roberts

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Commentary: Will Electric Trucks Charge Ahead?

They are already here in small numbers, and several P&D fleets...are aggressively evaluating their performance today. So what does the future hold for electric trucks? Senior Editor Jack Roberts writes in his June column.

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HDMA to Hold Annual Breakfast Briefing at NACV Show

Persio Lisboa, executive vice president and COO of Navistar, will be the keynote speaker of the 26th annual Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association Breakfast & Briefing, to be held during the new North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta.

Photo: Jim Park

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The Rolling Resistance Paradox

Looking for a tire with the lowest possible rolling resistance? If that’s your only consideration, you might not be happy with the tire you get.

Photo courtesy of Acela Truck Company

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Acela Truck Company Offers Extreme-Duty Trucks

The company resets Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) from the U.S. Army to a near-zero-mile condition for use in oil and gas, mining, pipeline construction, and other commercial fleets.

More power and increased safety and comfort seem to be the marching orders for OEMs and suppliers developing the next generation of heavy-duty AMTs. The Innovation Truck, unveiled last year, is a concept vehicle proving out these features for ZF. Photo: ZF

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Automated Transmissions Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Automated manual transmissions surpassed even the most optimistic predictions for adoption. How will the next generation of smarter, faster, and better connected AMTs boost safety, efficiency and, fuel economy?

Photo: Tom Berg

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FTR: The Economics of 33' Trailers Only Benefit a Few Markets

FTR released a new report detailing the economics of using twin 33-foot trailers, showing that only in specific cases would the extra capacity lead to a benefit. However, for those fleets, the increase would be worth it.

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Firestone Launches All-Position Wide Base Radial Tire

Bridgestone Americas has launched the Firestone FS818 wide base radial truck tire for on- and off-highway applications.

The 2018 Freightliner Cascadia. Photo courtesy Daimler Trucks North America.

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Truck-Lite Components Come Standard on New Cascadia

For the 2018 model year, several Truck-Lite components will be standard on Freightliner’s flagship new Cascadia.

Mack will add turbo compounding to is MP8 engine lineup in the spring, as will the Volvo D13. Photo: Mack

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The Latest Fuel-Sipping Engines

How engine makers have met the EPA GHG Phase 1 2017 emissions requirements head-on, with a lineup promising better fuel efficiency and greater reliability.

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