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Wrightspeed's Tantalizing Turbine-Electric Drivetrain
Wrightspeed's Tantalizing Turbine-Electric Drivetrain

June 17, 2015
California trash fleet hopes ‘out of the box’ heavy-duty series hybrid will save big money in fuel.

Are You Ready for the New Food Safety Rules?
Are You Ready for the New Food Safety Rules?

May 29, 2015
Under FDA dictates, shippers must specify in writing the sanitary requirements for vehicles carrying perishable foods.

Supplementing Dump Trucks with 'Slingers'
Supplementing Dump Trucks with 'Slingers'

May 26, 2015
Dump trucks can do a lot of hauling and delivery work, but there’s a limit to how precisely certain loads can be placed. One alternative is the “slinger,”...

Bob Sliwa’s 3rd Aero Project Has Shell’s Backing
Bob Sliwa’s 3rd Aero Project Has Shell’s Backing

May 13, 2015
The StarShip tractor-trailer will get mpg that's "better than anyone else," but the former owner-operator, whose work with aerodynamics goes back to the...

Driving on Kilowatts
Driving on Kilowatts

May 12, 2015
From a distance, this green tractor looks pretty much like any other International ProStar daycab. But the powerplant is very different. Senior Editor Tom...

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.

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.