Winter

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April 7, 2014

Bendix: Strong Friction, Protective Coating Help Combat Rust Jacking in Brakes

As winter winds down across North America, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake reminds fleets and drivers readying for springtime brake maintenance to fight rust jacking on two fronts.

February 25, 2014

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence Slips

A measure of how consumers feel about the economy fell this month after increasing in January, according to the data from the private research group The Conference Board.

February 5, 2014

Snow and Social Media

Twitter and Facebook are a valuable way of sharing information that becomes especially apparent in the hazardous winter weather we've been facing, says Deborah Lockridge in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

February 4, 2014

Video: Winter Driving Tips for Medium-Duty Trucks

Tips from Pro-Tread on driving in slick winter conditions and doing a pre-trip exhaust check for drivers of medium-duty trucks.

December 12, 2013

HOS Exemptions Issued for North Dakota and Minnesota

An emergency order has been issued in North Dakota for truckers delivering diesel fuel. The move by Gov. Jack Dalrymple is in response to colder-than-normal temperatures leading to extremely low supplies of diesel.

December 12, 2013

The perils of winter driving, or, self-inflicted wounds

Equipment Editor Jim Park, has seen his share of calamity on snow-covered highways. He got through his 20 years of driving unscathed, but the point of view from the driver's seat is a little different that that of a traffic camera mounted dozens of feet in the air. Park says this ringside-seat video provides a new perspective on winter driving.

November 26, 2013

Snow on the Roof? Knock It Off with Compressed Air, Driver Says

Snow is spreading across much of the country, and maybe everyone’s biggest worry is just getting there. But if you’re motoring down the highway and a trailer ahead of you starts shedding sheets of snow and ice, that’ll make your trip even more interesting.

April 3, 2013

Test Drive: Meritor's 6x2 SmarTandem

The 6x2 concept isn't new, but it's not popular on our side of the Atlantic Ocean. Meritor aims to change that with its new SmarTandem single-drive-axle tandem configuration. Equipment Editor Jim Park reports on his driving impressions.

February 26, 2013

Winter Storm Heads East

The winter storm that’s pummeled the nation’s mid-section and the Plains, that the National Weather Service is calling a “crippling, historic blizzard,” continues in the Midwest and is moving toward the Great Lakes Northeast while bringing dangerous rain storms to the Southeast.

February 25, 2013

Another Winter Storm Blasts Across Plains States

Big delays are expected in several Midwest and Great Plains states as a result of Winter Storm Rocky, just days after another storm pounded the region.

January 6, 2013

Seven Steps to Make Sure Your Diesel Fuel and More are Ready for Winter

Weather forecasters are predicting not only one of the coldest, but the snowiest winters in the last five years. Here are a few simple tips to help maintain your equipment and fuel tanks

December 18, 2012

8 Ways to Make Sure Your Diesel Fuel and More are Ready for Winter

Weather forecasters are predicting not only one of the coldest, but the snowiest winters in the last five years. Here are a few simple tips to help maintain your equipment and fuel tanks

November 29, 2012

Getting Your Work Truck Ready for Winter

Winter weather and the harsh driving conditions that come with it can be hard on trucks, but Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America suggests that downtime can be minimized with proper maintenance procedures.

June 1, 2007

New Fuels, New Problems

Ultra low sulfur diesel is causing unique problems in both cold weather operation and maintenance. issues with biodiesel could be even worse.

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