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Test Drive: Daimler's Detroit Assurance Safety System
Test Drive: Daimler's Detroit Assurance Safety System

January 19, 2015
Detroit Assurance is the name of a new safety system from Daimler Trucks North America that could save your hide in a crash while saving fuel in less dire...

Detroit Assurance: Collision Mitigation, Assisted Braking, Better MPG
Detroit Assurance: Collision Mitigation, Assisted Braking, Better MPG

November 16, 2014
The new Detroit Assurance from Daimler Trucks North America is an active vehicle safety system that complements fuel efficiency while adding a huge measure...

QuickSpin: LED Headlights vs. Halogen
QuickSpin: LED Headlights vs. Halogen

October 23, 2014
A comparison between a set of standard halogen headlamps and LED headlamps reveals, well, there is no comparison.

Enforcement Hot Zones Affect National CSA Scores
Enforcement Hot Zones Affect National CSA Scores

October 7, 2014
Exposure to enforcement hot-spots can skew your CSA scores. There may not be much you can do to influence local enforcement priorities, but you can take...

Daimler Trucks Shares its Vision of the Future
Daimler Trucks Shares its Vision of the Future

September 22, 2014
When Daimler Trucks revealed to the world the first truly autonomous on-highway truck, it was digitally camouflaged to prevent anyone, including...

What’s Going on with my Brakes?
What’s Going on with my Brakes?

September 8, 2014
When we started looking at wheel-end issues for this month's Tires & Wheels story, we discovered that reduced stopping distance rules have had some...

Former FMCSA Head Supports Restart Amendment, Slams Critics for 'Political Opportunism'
Former FMCSA Head Supports Restart Amendment, Slams Critics for 'Political Opportunism'

June 23, 2014
Former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg supports the trucking industry's push for a study on the impact of the current restart provision while rolling...

ATA asks FMCSA to Eliminate Tire Underinflation Violation
ATA asks FMCSA to Eliminate Tire Underinflation Violation

May 21, 2014
There is no official definition of underinflated against which to write citations, so the cops have historically been sort of making it up as they go along...

Are We Sacrificing Traction for Fuel Economy?
Are We Sacrificing Traction for Fuel Economy?

November 25, 2013
As more fleets embrace their fuel savings potential, a large portion of the driver population remains uneasy about low-rolling-resistance, fuel-efficient...

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.