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Chassis Recycling Among Nikola Motor's Plans
Chassis Recycling Among Nikola Motor's Plans

December 30, 2016
A "cab replacement program" will enable Nikola fuel cell-electric chassis to be reused "over and over again," the company's founder said, answering one of...

Baby It's Cold Inside: Spec'ing Reefer Trailers
Baby It's Cold Inside: Spec'ing Reefer Trailers

May 3, 2011
Transport refrigeration units - TRUs - are the main thing separating temperature-controlled trailers from dry freight vans. But insulation is just as...

Trailers are Smarter Than Ever
Trailers are Smarter Than Ever

January 23, 2017
Reefer temperature sensing, remote tracking, and tire pressure management are now in use. Coming soon: monitoring more mechanical conditions.

Kenworth T170's just right if 19,500 pounds is enough

June 8, 2009
This Kenworth T170 is an example. Its chassis and powertrain are engineered for Class 5 hauling jobs, but its big-rig-style cab makes you feel like you got...

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...

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.

QuickSpin: Peterbilt 567 SFFA
QuickSpin: Peterbilt 567 SFFA

June 19, 2015
The Peterbilt 567 SFFA's set-forward front axle adds payload in bridge-formula states, but doesn’t seem to come with the usual penalty in maneuverability.

How Bendix’s Wingman Fusion Can Stop a Truck [Video]
How Bendix’s Wingman Fusion Can Stop a Truck [Video]

July 12, 2015
As the government contemplates making collision avoidance systems mandatory, HDT's Tom Berg takes you behind the wheel of one of the systems currently...

Spec'ing Trailer Doors and Floors
Spec'ing Trailer Doors and Floors

July 27, 2015
Freight goes through and on these components, and are among the details to carefully consider when spec’ing dry-van truck bodies and trailers.

QuickSpin: Mack's mDrive HD
QuickSpin: Mack's mDrive HD

August 21, 2015
What’s better than an mDrive automated manual transmission if you’re running Mack dump or mixer trucks? An mDrive HD, for (extra) heavy duty, the company...