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The Latest Fuel-Sipping Engines
The Latest Fuel-Sipping Engines

June 19, 2017
How engine makers have met the EPA GHG Phase 1 2017 emissions requirements head-on, with a lineup promising better fuel efficiency and greater reliability.

Super Trucks: Pie in the Sky, or Pathway to Super Fuel Savings?
Super Trucks: Pie in the Sky, or Pathway to Super Fuel Savings?

June 14, 2017
The DOE SuperTruck projects have demonstrated what’s possible. The next challenge is to turn the possible into the practical.

Retreading to Maximize Casing Value
Retreading to Maximize Casing Value

June 2, 2017
Retreading extends the life of the most expensive part of the tire, which lowers cost per mile significantly. This is part five in a five-part series for...

What You Should Know About Tire and Wheel Balancing
What You Should Know About Tire and Wheel Balancing

June 1, 2017
Balanced tires and wheels have been shown to save fuel, but balancing can also save tires -- and money. Part four in Jim Park's five-part series for...

Align the Truck Before the Need Arises
Align the Truck Before the Need Arises

May 31, 2017
Your tires will tell you if your vehicle is running straight and true. Don't wait 'till it's too late.

Keep up the Pressure
Keep up the Pressure

May 30, 2017
Under-inflation is the leading cause of blowouts while contributing to poor fuel economy and premature wear. This is the second in a special five-part...

Regular Tire Inspections Save Time in the Long Run
Regular Tire Inspections Save Time in the Long Run

May 29, 2017
National Tire Safety Week is more for consumers and passenger car drivers, but given tires' third-place ranking in trucking fleets' operating costs, we...

What's Ahead for Wide-Base Single Tires?
What's Ahead for Wide-Base Single Tires?

May 23, 2017
Could the next round of greenhouse gas reduction rules push more fleets over to wide-base single tires? It seems likely, given not only their relatively low...

Are Your Brakes up to Snuff?
Are Your Brakes up to Snuff?

May 18, 2017
With all the advantages provided by today’s advanced safety systems, what a shame it would be if they couldn’t live up to their potential because of poorly...

New Refrigerants on the Way
New Refrigerants on the Way

May 2, 2017
Transport refrigeration units will soon be subject to tighter regulations on the use of hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants.