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Class 6 & 7 Roundup

June 8, 2009
It's a transition time for Class 6 and 7 trucks as American and imported commercial vehicles move into model-year 2009-10 with only minor changes from the...

Intermodal Issues

June 8, 2009
'Revolutionary" is an apt description for freight containers, those now ubiquitous steel boxes that carry the cargoes of commerce around the world

Fuel-Saving Reefers

June 8, 2009
Diesel fuel is getting almost too dear in price to burn, so users are looking at ways to conserve it and to avoid consuming it altogether

Class 1-2 Roundup

June 8, 2009
The mighty have finally fallen. Full-size pickup trucks, for many years the best-selling vehicles in the U.S., have tumbled in popularity since the steep...

Trailers: Lock 'Em Up

June 8, 2009
Perhaps you've heard of "MS-13," labeled "the most dangerous gang in America" by Newsweek magazine and chronicled in recent months by newspapers and...

Class 2-5 Roundup: Industry Marking Time

June 8, 2009
Our lists of commercial truck models in their various weight classes continue to shrink as corporations restructure and contract. This has been a fixture of...

Leasing Lessons

June 8, 2009
CARB is a four-letter word to most truckers, who cringe every time the people who run California's Air Resources Board dictate another set of rules

Driving The '09 Ram 1500s

June 8, 2009
Almost since pickup trucks began outselling automobiles in the 1980s, the domestic Big Three auto makers - who still dominate light-truck sales with their...

Test Drive: Sterling LNG Tractor

June 8, 2009
T. Boone Pickens, the billionaire investor and big-time oilman, is hawking his "Pickens Plan" in TV commercials, personal appearances and a web site...

Playing by the Numbers: Spec'ing Tires For Fuel Economy

June 3, 2009
Sooner or later the economy will heat up again and so will demand for fuel - and prices for it. So it's still wise to buy the most fuel-efficient vehicles...