What You Need to Know About Wide-base Singles & Offset Axles
Transitioning from duals to wide-base singles is not a matter of simply bolting on a new wheel.
Everything you need to know about switching from dual wheels to wide-base singles you can learn at a playground.
Picture a teeter-totter with a big kid on one end and a little kid on the other. The big kid is on the ground, while the little guy's legs are dangling in the air. The load is unevenly distributed. If you moved the fulcrum closer to the big kid, the beam would eventually balance.
Millions Available for Hybrid/Electric Vehicles Through California’s HVIP Program
HVIP is designed to offset about half of the additional cost of eligible vehicles
Greening a fleet can be a daunting prospect, but as fuel prices continue to rise, the opportunity to save money has increased. Significant and easily accessible funding is now available in California through the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP)
The High Cost of Tires
The price of tires has jumped dramatically in recent years, and part of the reason is due to the increase in prices of raw materials.
Ten years ago, you could buy a decent steer tire for $300. Not anymore. But, then again, you're not buying the same tire anymore either.
Long-term pricing trends show that the cost of raw materials used in tire manufacturing has gone up over the past decade, along with the shelf prices for tires, but consumers haven't seen the price swings for tires that manufacturers have seen for materials over the same period of time.
Co-op-owned container chassis coming
While not much has changed on the ground, the movement toward trucker- or carrier-owned intermodal chassis has begun.
Drayage operators will soon obtain more container chassis from trucker-owned pools than from ship lines and railroads, which signals part of a transition under way in the intermodal industry.
A recently formed North American Chassis Pool Cooperative has won government approval and has begun purchasing chassis.