HeavyDuty Trucking – Issue

February 2008

Cover Story By Deborah Lockridge
Risky Business: The Pitfalls of Not Managing the Dangers in the Shop

OSHA Fines, Worker's Comp Claims, Lost Productivity, Lawsuits, Higher Insurance Costs, Equipment Downtime. The Pitfalls of Not Managing the Dangers in the Shop

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Features

The Time Is Right For Reman

By Deborah Lockridge

in the last several years, we've seen increased interest in remanufacturing in the world of heavy-duty trucks.

Getting 'Em Back On The Road - Fast

By Steve Mitchell, Managing Editor

Used to be, when a driver's rig stopped dead in its tracks, that driver was in for some serious downtime. He had to put out the cones, lock up the cab, then walk or hitch a ride to the nearest pay phone. Once there, he'd fumble through a heavy phone book looking for a roadside service that he knew absolutely nothing about. Hanging up the phone, he'd hike back to his tractor and wait for help to arrive.

Test Drives

Sterling 360 Scoots Through Circles

By Tom Berg

The nomenclature suggests a circle, and this truck will turn them with alacrity. Also Ford redesigns its ever-popular F-150 for 2009.

International TranStar

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

The star of this show was the MaxxForce 13-liter, 1,700 pounds-foot engine destined for a high mileage fleet.

Kenworth Hybrid: This Blue Truck Is Really Green

By Tom Berg

If you can't pass the higher costs on in surcharges, it's time to reduce fuel usage. And hybrid-drive trucks are capable of some serious savings.

Ford Redesigns Its popular F-150 For ' 09

By Tom Berg

Ford's F-150, America's perennial best-selling vehicle and part of a truck line that has claimed sales leadership for 31 years, may well keep that distinction, thanks to an extensive redesign for the 2009 model year.

Editorials

Additives For Fuel Economy

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Perhaps this fuel crisis will propel skeptical users to take a look at fuel economy enhancers.

THUD: Still Pretty Porky

By Doug Condra

Citizens Against Government Waste www.ccagw.org provides insights into the pork system, and a platform to participate in the movement to change it.

Student Driver Scam

By Deborah Whistler, editor

Swindlers are using carrier data to steal from trainees.

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