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Retractable Tarping Mechanisms Quick, Safe
Retractable Tarping Mechanisms Quick, Safe

April 24, 2015
Throwing a tarpaulin over a big load on a flatbed trailer, especially on a cold, snowy windy day might be the most difficult job in trucking but there are...

Trading Diesel for Kilowatts
Trading Diesel for Kilowatts

April 20, 2015
In California, electric vehicles’ zero tailpipe emissions are golden, that’s why Transportation Power Inc. has been designing and testing battery-electric...

Test Drive: CNG F-650 Dump Truck
Test Drive: CNG F-650 Dump Truck

April 17, 2015
Ford’s big V-10 is strong and fairly quiet as it revs to make horses that feed on natural gas.

Spec'ing Electrical Parts for A 12-Year Life
Spec'ing Electrical Parts for A 12-Year Life

March 31, 2015
Thee Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations has a recommended practice to help trailer buyers spec electrical systems.

Dana Preparing ‘Dual Range Disconnect’ 6x4-6x2 Tandem
Dana Preparing ‘Dual Range Disconnect’ 6x4-6x2 Tandem

March 26, 2015
Dana engineers are working on a Spicer Dual Range Disconnect tandem rear axle that combines the traction advantages of a dual-drive 6x4 configuration with...

Test Drive: Western Star 4900SB
Test Drive: Western Star 4900SB

March 18, 2015
The tough, burly tractor and its 600-hp diesel work hard to pull a heavy “train” trailer in frozen conditions.

Work-Truck Body or Upfitted Cargo Van?
Work-Truck Body or Upfitted Cargo Van?

February 25, 2015
Large Eurovans are taking over some work-truck roles, but there’s still a big place for service bodies.

Combating Corrosion at Wheel-Ends
Combating Corrosion at Wheel-Ends

February 17, 2015
Careful cleaning extends lives of components, while proper spec’ing heads off rust in the first place.

Pumper Truck Market Revival Evident at World of Concrete
Pumper Truck Market Revival Evident at World of Concrete

February 5, 2015
The economic recovery has revived construction activity, which was obvious at the World of Concrete show which took place from Feb. 2-6 in Las Vegas.

Why Kenworth’s T880 Won the ATD Truck of the Year
Why Kenworth’s T880 Won the ATD Truck of the Year

January 27, 2015
Senior Editor Tom Berg explains how he and the other judges picked Kenworth's T880 vocational truck as the ATD's 2015 Commercial Truck of the Year.