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Test Drive: Paccar MX-11 Pulls Stronger Than Expected
Test Drive: Paccar MX-11 Pulls Stronger Than Expected

November 30, 2015
The new diesel from Kenworth and Peterbilt’s parent makes impressive power and torque, and saves 400 pounds over larger diesels.

4 Suspension Maintenance Items You Might Overlook
4 Suspension Maintenance Items You Might Overlook

November 25, 2015
These complex mechanisms cushion the truck, load and driver, but too often are victims of neglect.

Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control Looks Ahead to Save Fuel
Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control Looks Ahead to Save Fuel

November 25, 2015
Predictive cruise control uses terrain mapping and GPS satellite locating to manage the engine and transmission for efficient operation on up- and downgrades.

12 Ideas For Lightweighting Your Trucks
12 Ideas For Lightweighting Your Trucks

November 1, 2015
Over the years, manufacturers have designed vehicles and components to reduce weight, and fleets have tried many of them. From their wisdom, we offer a...

Six Axles and 91,000 Pounds: Will It Fly?
Six Axles and 91,000 Pounds: Will It Fly?

October 29, 2015
The latest congressional proposal authorizing a 91,000-pound weight limit adds productivity, but doesn’t always make operational or economic sense.

Cargo Vans: Prosperity as a Problem
Cargo Vans: Prosperity as a Problem

October 16, 2015
‘We’re selling everything we can build,’ manufacturers say as they boost production, and they see no letup.

Aerodynamic Designs Help Cut Water Spray
Aerodynamic Designs Help Cut Water Spray

October 12, 2015
Good vehicle aerodynamics not only increase fuel economy, but also can reduce splash and spray, a safety bonus that also mitigates wear and tear on vehicles.

QuickSpin: Driving ProStars with Different Engines
QuickSpin: Driving ProStars with Different Engines

October 6, 2015
With almost identical engine ratings, does bigger displacement really make a difference?

Careful Trailer Spec'ing Yields Higher Payloads
Careful Trailer Spec'ing Yields Higher Payloads

September 22, 2015
Lighter-weight equipment is a quest for Jim Burg, president and CEO of James Burg Trucking Co. in Warren, Mich.

Test Drive: Ford Transit Van
Test Drive: Ford Transit Van

August 27, 2015
A dual-turbo V-6 makes Ford’s new Euro-style cargo van fast, while the large unibody provides a lot of cargo space.