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Don't Scrub Away Tire Savings
Don't Scrub Away Tire Savings

May 27, 2014
You've heard the expression, 'It's like herding cats"? It's like that with tires when your alignment is out of whack. With all those wheels heading in...

Meritor Developing Fuel-Saving Drive Axle
Meritor Developing Fuel-Saving Drive Axle

May 23, 2014
CAMERI, ITALY -- Meritor is developing a new drive axle intended to save fuel by reducing parasitic power losses resulting from oil churn. The company...

Idle Smart's Battery Protect Ensures Engine Starts
Idle Smart's Battery Protect Ensures Engine Starts

March 9, 2014
TMC, NASHVILLE -- The new Battery Protect system from Idle Smart continuously monitors battery voltage levels, and will automatically start and run a...

Eaton, Cummins Westport Pair ISX12 G with UltraShift Plus
Eaton, Cummins Westport Pair  ISX12 G with UltraShift Plus

March 9, 2014
TMC, NASHVILLE -- To meet the demands of the emerging alternative fuel markets, Eaton and Cummins Westport now offer an integrated powertrain package...

Paccar Adds Spicer EconoTrek 6x2, AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axles
Paccar Adds Spicer EconoTrek 6x2, AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axles

March 9, 2014
TMC, NASHVILLE -- Spicer EconoTrek 6x2 tandem axle and the AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axle are now available on certain Kenworth and Peterbilt models

Making the Case for Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires
Making the Case for Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires

February 26, 2014
How do you explain to the boss that the tires you want to buy are going to cost more up front but run fewer miles? You can explain they will save money on...

PIT Puts a Number on Fuel Efficiency Ratings
PIT Puts a Number on Fuel Efficiency Ratings

February 19, 2014
FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) group now offers a technology certification program that allows consumers to identify the fuel...

Hydraulic Hybrid Drive Systems Can Save You Fuel
Hydraulic Hybrid Drive Systems Can Save You Fuel

October 7, 2013
Hybrid drive systems deliver value by reducing engine load, replacing or supplementing engine output through alternate means of powering the vehicle, or...

Test Drive: Natural Gas Freightliner Cascadia 113
Test Drive: Natural Gas Freightliner Cascadia 113

October 1, 2013
Freightliner’s Cascadia 113 and the ISX12 G from Cummins Westport aren’t exactly strangers. About 100 of the trucks have been in customer hands for some...

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...