HeavyDuty Trucking – Issue

March 2007

Cover Story By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editor
Honoring Trucking's Elite leaders

Five outstanding trucking executives are recognized with Heavy Duty Trucking's annual Truck Fleet Innovators awards.

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Features

Saving Drivers' Backs

By Tom Berg

A brand new custom seat can go a long way toward comfort in the cab. But showing drivers how to adjust their existing seat can really help.

The Large Car Mystique

By Tom Berg

While aerodynamics might be easier on the wallet, many still prefer the look of a large car.

Has Predictive Maintenance Become a Dinosaur?

By Tom Berg

Vertical integration, underhood heat and cheaper parts have replaced experience and data bases in anticipating component failures.

2007 Truck Market: Buy, Lease or Wait?

By Patricia Smith & Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editors

New emissions technology will most likely hurt sales, but full-service leasing could do well.

Test Drives

Test Drive: Kenworth W900L

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Kenworth W900L wears the Western look with the new Pendleton interior option

Fun in the Mud

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Ice storm disrupts Ford's SuperDuty event, but the redesigned '08 pickups came out looking good.

Test Drive: Kenworth W900L

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Kenworth W900L wears the Western look with the new Pendleton interior option

Class 8 Hybrids

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Diesel-electric trucks for the Air Force save big on fuel, and they're also easy to drive.

Editorials

Taking a Walkabout at TMC

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Wandering around the exhibits and demonstrations at TMC is like participating in time travel.

Opening The Border

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

It's time for the 'free trade' in NAFTA to happen – enough already.

Gator-Hater Legislator Just Wanted A Dialogue

By Doug Condra, President

Senator proposed retread ban and six years of training to drive trucks in Florida.

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