Medium-Duty Tires Go Fuel-Efficient
The factors driving tire design for medium-duty trucks has changed. Today, tire makers must balance fuel efficiency and bulletproof durability to stand up to a harsh P&D environment.
Direct Drive or Overdrive?
There’s no single answer to this age-old debate
The long-running debate over which type of transmission — direct drive or overdrive — provides the greatest efficiency is one that’s not easily settled and not likely to go away.
Test Drive: Cummins-Eaton Powertrain Smooth as Silk
The SmartAdvantage powertrain offers fuel and weight saving, as well as a very, very good driving experience.
Cummins and Eaton may have finally nailed it with their SmartAdvantage Powertrain combo, reports Equipment Editor Jim Park in July's Test Drive. The SmartAdvantage powertrain offers fuel and weight saving, as well as a very, very good driving experience.
The Benefits of Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Explained
If you're still not convinced of the benefits of low-rolling-resistance tires, this short video from Goodyear might help.
There's little doubt left that tires formulated for lower rolling resistance work as advertised, but it's still tough to give up at few thousandths of an inch of tread. After all, tire miles are important, too. How much of a difference does the reduction in rolling resistance make?