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Tracking Lifetime Tire Costs
Tracking Lifetime Tire Costs

September 15, 2015
We offer two opposing views on tracking tire costs. One holds that life-cycle costing is a waste of money and effort, and that close enough is good enough...

SmartWay List Swells with Cheap Chinese Tires
SmartWay List Swells with Cheap Chinese Tires

August 24, 2015
A massive influx of Chinese tires, some costing $100 or less, has flooded the U.S. EPA's list of SmartWay verified tire in the past year. What does this...

Mercedes-Benz Updated 13-liter and the Next Detroit Diesel Generation
Mercedes-Benz Updated 13-liter and the Next Detroit Diesel Generation

August 21, 2015
For a sneak peek at the next generation of the DD13, look to the latest new engine from Mercedes-Benz in Europe.

Preventing Irregular Wear on Wide-Base Tires
Preventing Irregular Wear on Wide-Base Tires

July 24, 2015
Do wide-base single tires wear differently than standard tires in dual assemblies? We address that question and give tips on how proper care of your...

Quick Spin: Kenworth's Icon 900
Quick Spin: Kenworth's Icon 900

July 23, 2015
Kenworth’s bold and unapologetic limited-edition “large car” doesn’t disappoint.

How Nice Cabs Can Affect Driver Satisfaction
How Nice Cabs Can Affect Driver Satisfaction

July 23, 2015
Whatever the reason for their discontent, the driver turnover rate for 2014 wound up at over 95%. Perhaps a newer, better mattress would help them sleep...

When the Road Meets the Rubber
When the Road Meets the Rubber

June 29, 2015
Irregular or accelerated tire wear is annoying and expensive, but there's something else eating away at your expensive assets: the pavement itself.

QuickSpin: Freightliner 122SD 8x8 Extreme Heavy-Haul
QuickSpin: Freightliner 122SD 8x8  Extreme Heavy-Haul

June 24, 2015
Freightliner can build its 122SD heavy-haul vocational chassis into any number of extreme configurations, but this oil-field hauler is one to be reckoned...

Fleets Can Help Drivers Maximize Fuel Economy
Fleets Can Help Drivers Maximize Fuel Economy

June 18, 2015
The right equipment for the job improves the fleet’s and the driver’s chances for success. Part 6 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.

Fuel Savings vs. Shorter Tire Life
Fuel Savings vs. Shorter Tire Life

June 8, 2015
Are low-rolling-resistance tires a cost-effective proposition? It’s not an easy question to answer. Chances are your low-rolling resistance tires are...