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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...

Trailer Report: Fuel-Saving Reefers

June 3, 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

Future is Green at NTEA

May 26, 2009
Some of the earliest freight-hauling trucks were electric-powered, but they disappeared in the 1920s when internal combustion engines proved less costly and...

Trailer Safety: Technology That's Working

May 26, 2009
Rollovers are one of the most serious types of accidents, because drivers and other truck occupants are usually tossed around and badly injured or killed....

Making the Connection -- Beyond the Fifth Wheel

May 26, 2009
Doubles and triples combinations are the primary over-the-road equipment for less-than-truckload fleets, truck-trailer rigs are common among specialty...

Test Drive: KW's T370 Hybrid Tractor

May 18, 2009
Until recently, hybrid-drive commercial trucks have been, almost by definition, straight trucks. These are often the ones used in urban stop-and-go...

FLD-SD: Aging But Rugged

May 18, 2009
Severe Duty version of Freightliner's FLD proves a joy to drive, but get one while you can, because production stops in late 2009.

Navistar V-8s Gone from Ford Vans, Pickups by January '10

May 18, 2009
The once-popular Navistar-built Power Stroke V-8 diesel will be gone as an option from Ford SuperDuty pickups and E-series vans by the end of this year, as...