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Frequent Inspections Save Tires
Frequent Inspections Save Tires

April 22, 2014
It seems the best you can expect from many drivers is a quick visual check that the tire is where it should be. Whether or not it's capable of holding air...

The Return of the Truck that Never Went Away
The Return of the Truck that Never Went Away

January 13, 2014
Many thought the Argosy COE went out of production in 2006, but it's still available in NAFTA markets as a glider kit. DTNA says interest in the truck is...

Goodyear's Fleet Smart Program Levels the Tire-Buying Playing Field
Goodyear's Fleet Smart Program Levels the Tire-Buying Playing Field

November 1, 2013
Goodyear's Smart Fleet Program provides full access to many benefits enjoyed by larger fleets, including premium Goodyear tires, published pricing, 24/7...

Growing a Small Fleet
Growing a Small Fleet

October 8, 2013
To be a fleet of fewer than 100 trucks in America today is to be a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs: every move fraught with risk, perils at...

Why Do Wheels Come Off Trucks?
Why Do Wheels Come Off Trucks?

October 7, 2013
We don't hear many reports of wheel separations anymore, but that doesn't mean we have solved the problem. Reliable estimates suggest unplanned separations...

SAE Fuel Economy Tests Reveal Aero Device Performance
SAE Fuel Economy Tests Reveal Aero Device Performance

September 19, 2013
User-paid and impartial SAE Type II tests reveal the trailer side skirts tested are more effective at reducing fuel consumption than undercarriage...

Research Identifies Barriers to Fuel-saving Technology Uptake
Research Identifies Barriers to Fuel-saving Technology Uptake

September 5, 2013
Lack of credible ROI information and reliability concerns are cited as major hurdles to wide-scale adoption of fuel-saving technologies such as 6x2s, idle...

Bent Locking Mechanism Cited in Fatal Tractor-Trailer Separation

September 5, 2013
A tractor-trailer separation incident in the town of Truxton, N.Y., last May that claimed seven lives happened when the fifth wheel wasn't locked correctly.

Making Lease-Purchase Work
Making Lease-Purchase Work

July 31, 2013
Short of holding a square dance in a minefield, there can’t be many situations as fraught with risk as establishing a lease-purchase program to help build...

Meritor Projects Slow, Steady Growth for NAFTA-market Air Disc Brakes
Meritor Projects Slow, Steady Growth for NAFTA-market Air Disc Brakes

July 24, 2013
Fleet interest in air disc brakes is growing, Meritor says, but time-tested and trusted drum brakes will dominate the market for some time to come.