HeavyDuty Trucking – Issue

August 2006

Cover Story By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor
Interstate System Celebrates 50 Years

Greatest public works project in history and key to the U.S. economy faces Herculean problems in the future

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Lightweight Specs

By LCT Staff

Payload's important, but the longer an operator plans to keep his trucks, the more it will probably weigh.

Memory Lanes

By Steve Mitchell, Managing Editor

A look back at the rough and tumble history of America's remarkable Interstate System.

In Texas, A Super-Sized Toll Project

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

The solution is a supercorridor owned by the state but built and operated by a private company.

Indiana Tolls: Bad Policy Or Quick Cash?

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

The toll road has operated at a loss for five of the past seven years.

Test Drives

Accubuilt F-550 Pickup

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

It's a big toy for well-heeled enthusiasts, but it's capable of some serious hauling and towing work.

New Class 8 Engines Hit The Road

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Government regulations are one of the major influences in truck design, and for 2007 the regs are almost everything.


New Oils For '07 Engines

By Jim Winsor, Executive Editor

'07 diesels are almost here. Is your fleet going to stock two oil specs – one for older engines?

Faster Border Crossings

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Government programs help speed clearance at ports.

What Has ATA Done For Us Lately? Plenty.

By Doug Condra, President

ATA may not be perfect, but it's better than some people think.


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