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Don't Let Poor Brake Adjustment Catch You Unawares
Don't Let Poor Brake Adjustment Catch You Unawares

April 8, 2013
While equipment defects are a cause in only a small percentage of truck crashes, brake defects account for a large percentage of the trucks taken out of...

Test Drive: Meritor's 6x2 SmarTandem
Test Drive: Meritor's 6x2 SmarTandem

April 3, 2013
The 6x2 concept isn't new, but it's not popular on our side of the Atlantic Ocean. Meritor aims to change that with its new SmarTandem single-drive-axle...

What You Need to Know About Operating in Canada
What You Need to Know About Operating in Canada

April 2, 2013
FMCSA and the U.S. DOT have no influence over what happens in Canada, but Canada has plenty of its own regulatory agencies and ministries whose rules will...

Kenworth Launches T880 Vocational Truck, Adds Regional T680
Kenworth Launches T880 Vocational Truck, Adds Regional T680

March 20, 2013
Kenworth today unveiled its latest vocational model, the T880. Numerically, the T880 is the next generation of the venerable T800, but Kenworth has no...

Cummins Showcases 2013 Engines, New Features
Cummins Showcases 2013 Engines, New Features

March 20, 2013
Cummins will have its new 2013 engine line up at this year's Mid-America Trucking show, boasting 2% better fuel economy, along with some new gearing...

Getting By With a Little Help From your Friends

March 13, 2013
Single truck owner-operators can get into a pile of trouble quickly if that don't have the resources to overcome all the day-to-day challenges. But help is...

Why You Should Consider Wheel Balancing
Why You Should Consider Wheel Balancing

March 11, 2013
People will tell you that wheel balancing isn't necessary these days. Going back 10 or 20 years, new tires often needed a small amount of weight to balance...

And the Envelope Please
And the Envelope Please

February 15, 2013
How do you compare a luxurious Ford F-650 with an Isuzu Reach cargo van? Two completely different trucks with different purposes in life. Such was the...

Tires & Wheels: 5 Ways to Stretch Your Tire Budget
Tires & Wheels: 5 Ways to Stretch Your Tire Budget

January 29, 2013
If stretching your tire budget means buying cheaper tires, you may be cheating yourself. You'll get more tires for less money — and that looks good up front...