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April 20, 2015

Big Con-way Truckload Order Features Automated Transmissions

Con-way Truckload is buying 635 new twin-screw tractors equipped with automated manual transmissions -- a move that will more than double the AMTs to nearly half its fleet.

February 6, 2015

Q&A: Fleet Advantage's John Flynn on Truck Leasing Past, Present and Future

What does Big Data have to do with the future of truck leasing? Everything, says John Flynn, CEO of Fleet Advantage, a truck leasing company that believes in using data analytics to determine "economic obsolescence" in making equipment life cycle decisions.

September 24, 2014

Engine 'Downspeeding' Can Cause Driveline Failures, TMC Attendees Told

Driveline damage from engine torque “spikes” is among the many nuts-and-bolts subjects discussed by fleet managers and supplier representatives this week at a maintenance conference in Florida.

August 7, 2014

Direct Drive or Overdrive?

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.

August 14, 2013

Achieve Maximum Productivity by Spec’ing the Right Truck

When looking to maximize the productivity of their fleets, executives should take advantage of the variety of resources available to them, both before and during the truck specification process. Industry experts can help them weigh and evaluate the hundreds of decisions awaiting them.

April 8, 2013

Hendrickson's Vocational Truck Suspension Selector

Hendrickson's new online Vocational Truck Suspension Selector Tool lets you get Hendrickson’s rear suspension recommendations for vocational and severe-service applications.

November 1, 2008

Maintenance Report: Trailers

Attention to detail in spec'ing and maintaining trailers pays off in longer life and lower maintenance costs.

June 1, 2008

Spec Economy

Spec a truck right, and you'll get top fuel economy. Do it wrong, and you could be doomed.

March 1, 2008

Preventing Trailer Corrosion: Spec'ing To Cope

Tips to consider about road-deicidng chemicals when ordering new trucks

February 1, 2006

Spec'ing For Low Maintenance

Certain equipment allows trucks to run longer without scheduled or unscheduled work. Here are some examples.



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