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New Oil Standard Won't Have Adhesive Wear Test
New Oil Standard Won't Have Adhesive Wear Test

June 30, 2014
A proposed test for adhesive wear, or scuffing, will not be a part of the upcoming new API oil standard, currently known as PC-11, and the new category is...

California Company Installs Electric Drive in Heavy-Duty Drayage Trucks
California Company Installs Electric Drive in Heavy-Duty Drayage Trucks

May 21, 2014
California-based TransPower has installed its ElecTruck battery-electric drive system into the second of eight trucks of this design that it plans to...

Shell Engine Teardown Compares Protection of Experimental Oil
Shell Engine Teardown Compares Protection of Experimental Oil

May 14, 2014
What do you get when you put a group of trucking journalists in a room with three tables of engine teardown parts and ask them to choose which one is from...

Natural Gas Fuel Loses Some of its Luster, But Not Going Away
Natural Gas Fuel Loses Some of its Luster, But Not Going Away

April 14, 2014
The enthusiasm for natural gas fueled vehicles seems to be stuttering a bit. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge offers insights from the Mid-America Trucking...

Daimler Execs Upbeat About Truck Sales, Concerned About CARB
Daimler Execs Upbeat About Truck Sales, Concerned About CARB

March 27, 2014
MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Truck orders at Daimler Trucks North America over the past four months are up 30% over the previous year, so the company has been...

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators Talk Specs, Engines at Mid-America Fleet Forum
HDT Truck Fleet Innovators Talk Specs, Engines at Mid-America Fleet Forum

March 26, 2014
MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- A panel discussion of innovative fleet leaders Wednesday illustrated why one size does not fit all is not an approach that works...

The Lowdown on the New Low-Viscosity Oils
The Lowdown on the New Low-Viscosity Oils

March 13, 2014
Exactly what is this "high-temp, high-shear" viscosity engine oil standard in the works for the next round of EPA emissions standards, and what are engine...

Performance With a Purpose
Performance With a Purpose

March 12, 2014
Frito-Lay’s Mike O’Connell leads a team that focuses on adapting the best leading-edge technologies for its specific needs.

2014 Truck Fleet Innovators: Transforming Trucking
2014 Truck Fleet Innovators: Transforming Trucking

March 12, 2014
Each year, Heavy Duty Trucking honors a handful of the country’s most forward-thinking fleet executives with the title of “HDT Truck Fleet Innovator.” Read...

Innovation In The Details
Innovation In The Details

March 12, 2014
When Bill Bliem became vice president of maintenance at NFI five years ago, his first priority was to get maintenance costs under control.