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Western Star Celebrates Half Century Mark
Western Star Celebrates Half Century Mark

April 27, 2017
Western Star, the truck OEM that President Kelley Platt likes to tout as "the last of the custom truck builders" has hit the half-century mark. It also...

FMCSA Gets Earful on Autonomous Trucks at Atlanta Listening Session
FMCSA Gets Earful on Autonomous Trucks at Atlanta Listening Session

April 25, 2017
A listening session on autonomous vehicles drew public comment from law enforcement officers, truck drivers, fleet executives, OEM representatives and new...

Tesla Gets Set to Run with the Big Rigs with Electric Truck
Tesla Gets Set to Run with the Big Rigs with Electric Truck

April 13, 2017
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tease-tweets an all-new, electric, autonomous semi truck set to be unveiled this September.

Eaton, Cummins Announce Global Automated Manual Transmission Partnership
Eaton, Cummins Announce Global Automated Manual Transmission Partnership

April 10, 2017
A new joint venture, Eaton Cummins Automated Manual Transmission Technologies, includes current Eaton AMTs as well as a new, heavy-duty AMT slated for...

The Tales Trailer Tires Tell
The Tales Trailer Tires Tell

March 22, 2017
Say what you will about a tire, but it won’t lie to you. If there are problems with wheel alignment, suspensions, braking or chassis, your tires will be...

Navistar Rising: A26 Engine Signals New Chapter
Navistar Rising: A26 Engine Signals New Chapter

February 27, 2017
International's all-new A26 diesel engine is the product of a radically new engineering philosophy designed to return the company to its position as a...

Test Drive: Detroit's 5-Liter Street Fighter
Test Drive: Detroit's 5-Liter Street Fighter

January 23, 2017
Even in an age of ‘rightsizing,’ many fleets have been reluctant to give a 4-cylinder engine a chance. Detroit’s new DD5 diesel is about to challenge that...

Volvo, Mack, to Discontinue 16-liter Diesel Immediately
Volvo, Mack, to Discontinue 16-liter Diesel Immediately

January 23, 2017
Volvo says a general trend toward 13-liter diesel engines is a key factor in discontinuing D16 production.

21st Century Truck Wheels
21st Century Truck Wheels

December 22, 2016
In practice, wheels function quite well with only limited attention and maintenance. But that’s no excuse not to pay attention to them at regular intervals.

Why U.S. Xpress Uses Automated Manual Transmissions
Why U.S. Xpress Uses Automated Manual Transmissions

December 21, 2016
Automated manual transmissions rule the roost at U.S. Xpress today. Out of some 7,000 U.S. Xpress trucks running today, the fleet is down to just 16...