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Troy A. Clarke. Photo: Navistar
Q&A: Navistar's Troy Clarke
By Deborah Lockridge
Navistar recently reached a near-breakeven point in its efforts to stage a comeback following its rocky road through trying to meet EPA 2010 emissions requirements. We talked to CEO Troy Clarke about the company's progress following its third-quarter earnings conference call.
Photo courtesy of Clark Public Utilities.
Acing Your Bucket Truck Inspection
By Shelley Mika
Bucket and crane trucks pose greater safety risks than some other fleet equipment. Because employees’ lives may be at risk, careful inspection and maintenance of these vehicles are essential.
Decker Truckline will install Orbcomm’s RT6000+ refrigerated two-way monitoring/tracking devices to its fleet of refrigerated trailers.
Tech Bytes: Decker Uses Two-Way Refrigerated Monitoring from Orbcomm
By Jim Beach
Decker Truckline, Fort Dodge, Iowa, is installing Orbcomm’s RT6000+ trailer telematics devices on 500 of its 800 refrigerated trailers.
An OP can be configured and packaged to fit the vehicle it’s intended for. For trucks, the cylinders are likely to be vertical or slanted. Photo: Achates Power
Fuel Smarts: Opposed-Piston Diesels About Five Years Away
By Tom Berg
Truck users can look forward to 30% better fuel economy at 10% lower production cost, says Achates Power
How to Evaluate Performance of Improved Tire Designs
By Pressure Systems International
Tire companies continue to make improvements to existing products on an ongoing basis. New materials in combination with new and improved design construction may significantly help tire performance.

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The Orbcomm chassis tracking system combines the company’s GT 1100 tracking device with its PS 100 proximity sensor to provide operators with chassis location, load status and other information. (Photo courtesy of Orbcomm.) Orbcomm Introduces Chassis Tracking Product A new chassis tracking system was introduced by Orbcomm, Rochelle Park, N.J., this week during the American Trucking Associations' annual conference in San Diego.
Photo by Evan Lockridge Meritor Adds Drivelines for Heavy Service Fleets SAN DIEGO -- Meritor is adding the RPL35 and RPL35SD drivelines to its Permalube RPL family of truck drivelines designed for heavy service applications.
TRW’s New Steering Systems Improve Control and Efficiency TRW’s new steering technologies, ReAX and ActivMode, are designed to improve control and stability in power steering and reduce power consumption in commercial vehicles.
New TRW Torsion Rod Design 30% Lighter TRW’s new lightweight radius torsion rod for trucks is up to 30% lighter and has been optimized for vehicle manufacturers.
Skygo Dual Fuel System Approved By EPA The Skygo duel fuel conversion system for Cummins ISX engines has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection agency.

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