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Commentary: Lightweighting the Way
By Rolf Lockwood
Is lightweighting actually new? Well, not really, at least not in our world of big trucks and long trailers, says Rolf Lockwood in July's "Locking It In" column.
2014 Trailer Update
Our annual roundup of the latest from trailer and reefer makers.
By Denise Rondini
A sampling of the products trailer manufacturers have newly developed and made modifications to, as well as recently announced partnerships and expanded production capabilities.
The Story Behind Peterbilt’s Anniversary Truck
The 1939 Model 260 tractor took far longer to restore than to build.
By Tom Berg
After finding the "old Pete" in an Arizona desert in the mid-1990s, restorer Bob Dean decided to give this classic 1939 Peterbilt a new life just in time for the company's 75th anniversary.
Has the U.S. SmartWay Program Helped Retreading?
By Jim Park
With regulations affecting how fleets fit their wheels, the retreading industry is still deciding whether or not the inclusion of verified low-rolling-resistance tires on the EPA's SmartWay list has helped the industry.
Q&A: Environmental Defense Fund's Jason Mathers
We sat down with Jason Mathers, senior manager, Green Freight, Environmental Defense Fund
By Deborah Lockridge
Environmental groups working hand in hand with trucking? "One of the key priorities for our organization over the coming years is to advance strong fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards in the heavy-duty truck space," says Jason Mathers with the Environmental Defense Fund. But he says he wants to do it in a way that makes sense for trucking businesses.

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Kenworth Offers Spicer AdvanTek 40 Tandems Kenworth says it has added Dana’s Spicer AdvanTek 40 tandem axle for new Class 8 pickup & delivery, regional haul and linehaul trucks equipped with the Kenworth AG380 or AG400L suspension.
Webb Ductile Iron Hub Sheds 3.5 Pounds Webb Wheel OEM has redesigned its ductile-iron TN-model trailer hub to make it lighter and to simplify brake drum installation. The hub now weighs 35 pounds, which Webb claims is the lightest ductile iron hub available for 25,000-pound-rated TN trailer axles.
<p><em><strong><br /></strong></em></p> DuraClass Introduces HPT Tub Dump Truck Bodies DuraClass brings out its fifth line of heavy-duty dump bodies, the HPT-B1 and B2.
New Tuckunder Liftgate from Tommy Gate The new TKT model liftgates from Tommy Gate incorporate a state-of-the-art, wide-arm, dual-cylinder design along with numerous installation, operation, and service features to maximize both operator and upfitter convenience.
Supreme FiberPanel HC Walls Use Honeycomb Structure A lightweight honeycomb sidewall design on straight truck bodies allows increased payload and promises long life and low maintenance, Supreme Industries says.

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