HeavyDuty Trucking – Issue

August 2015

Cover Story By HDT Staff
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Features

A Closer Look at Proposed Phase 2 GHG Rules Photo: Jim Park

By David Cullen

We take a close look at the proposed 'Phase 2' greenhouse gas/ fuel economy rules.

Departments

Starship Rig Shooting for Top MPG Artist’s rendering of what the StarShip fuel-econnomy vehicle may look like.

By Tom Berg

By the early ’80s some fleets were using roof-mounted air fairings on their road tractors to reduce drag. That got the attention of owner-operator Bob Sliwa, who figured a lot more could be done.

Test Drives

Test Drive: Ford Transit Van The black grille and lower body trim nicely complement the silver paint, and smooth lines suggest speed. The van had plenty of it, thanks to a double-turbo V-6. Photos: Tom Berg

By Tom Berg

A dual-turbo V-6 makes Ford’s new Euro-style cargo van fast, while the large unibody provides a lot of cargo space.

QuickSpin: Mack's mDrive HD The new mDrive HD automated manual transmission will be standard on Mack Granites. It has toughened gears and synchros, and a more effective fluid cooler. Photo: Tom Berg

By Tom Berg

What’s better than an mDrive automated manual transmission if you’re running Mack dump or mixer trucks? An mDrive HD, for (extra) heavy duty, the company says. Senior Editor Tom Berg's driving impressions.

Editorials

Commentary: New Life For Old Parts Denise Rondini

By Denise Rondini

For fleets that are trying to extend the life of their vehicles, recycled or reconditioned parts might be the answer.

Commentary: GHG - A Look Beyond the Machinery Rolf Lockwood, Executive Contributing Editor

By Rolf Lockwood

The problem with the proposed Phase 2 GHG regulations is that Washington never sees the whole picture with the trucking industry.

The Smart Road to Younger Drivers Editor in Chief, Deborah Lockridge

By Deborah Lockridge

While lowering the age of drivers may cause panic in the media, being smart about training young drivers can significantly reduce the risks.

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