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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.

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.

Volvo Refines 2017 Engines, Adds Crawler-Gear Option for I-Shift
Volvo Refines 2017 Engines, Adds Crawler-Gear Option for I-Shift

March 22, 2016
Engines will include refined D11 and D13 diesels and a previously improved D16. A turbo compounded D13 TC will have a second turbocharger linked to the...

Trailers Meeting Phase 2 Fuel-GHG Regs Already Out There
Trailers Meeting Phase 2 Fuel-GHG Regs Already Out There

June 30, 2015
Aerodynamic fairings, low-rolling-resistance tires and automatic tire-inflation systems will allow manufacturers to meet the regulations,

EPA Sues Navistar, Says Some Engines Were Illegal
EPA Sues Navistar, Says Some Engines Were Illegal

July 17, 2015
Because 7,750 engines were not fully assembled in 2009 but in 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency says Navistar should have obtained an exemption in...

Kenworth T680 Shows off Lightweight Specs
Kenworth T680 Shows off Lightweight Specs

August 1, 2016
Even with a roomy sleeper, this T680 scales at just 14,200 pounds, making heavy payloads possible.

CNG: Monarch Beverage Spends $16.5 Million to Convert Fleet
CNG: Monarch Beverage Spends $16.5 Million to Convert Fleet

September 12, 2013
Monarch Beverage Co. of Indianapolis is spending $16.5 million to convert its truck fleet to natural gas.

Spec'ing Trailers for Safe and Quick Entry and Exit
Spec'ing Trailers for Safe and Quick Entry and Exit

October 10, 2016
Slips and falls constitute a major cause of injuries and worker’s compensation claims for drivers, and while that usually applies to trucks and tractors, it...

DME: An Alternative Fuel that is Coming Soon
DME: An Alternative Fuel that is Coming Soon

October 3, 2013
Volvo Trucks North America believes dimethyl ether, or DME, is the real fuel of the future, and the company intends to get it to market as a motor fuel by...

Test Drive: Ford/Eaton Plug-In Hybrid
Test Drive: Ford/Eaton Plug-In Hybrid

February 9, 2010
Eaton's electric-drive system is the one usually used by truck manufacturers who offer a medium-duty hybrid, including Freightliner, Freightliner Custom...