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Progressive Offers Deal on Trailer Skirts, But Ad's Included
Progressive Offers Deal on Trailer Skirts, But Ad's Included

March 1, 2013
Is your insurance company out to save you money? It is if it’s Progressive Commercial Auto Insurance, which has a special offer on trailer skirts.

TrailerTails’ Adoption in North America Drives European Union to Authorize Them
TrailerTails’ Adoption in North America Drives European Union to Authorize Them

March 11, 2013
Andy Smith is seeing more and more of his TrailerTails moving down American and Canadian highways, and soon he’ll see them in Europe. The founder and CEO...

On Slick Pavement, ‘The Sliding Wheel Wants to Lead’
On Slick Pavement, ‘The Sliding Wheel Wants to Lead’

February 24, 2017
When encountering a slick road, it’s a real good idea to test the brakes to see how the rig behaves. Then you'll know what to expect in a real application.

Jackknifes Happen Often on Dry Roads, Too
Jackknifes Happen Often on Dry Roads, Too

March 13, 2017
Anti-lock braking systems are supposed to keep brakes from locking, but this time didn’t. Why might that be?

Mack’s Poised to Win More Sales with Products and Support, New President Says
Mack’s Poised to Win More Sales with Products and Support, New President Says

February 22, 2014
Dealers are “fired up” to sell trucks, with new emphasis on highway applications. And executives will "relaunch the Mack brand" at the ConExpo-ConAgg show...

Cummins Announces ISV5.0 V-8 Diesel for Light and Midrange Trucks
Cummins Announces ISV5.0 V-8 Diesel for Light and Midrange Trucks

October 3, 2013
Cummins is going after more of the light- and medium-duty market with its new ISV5.0, a 5-liter (302-cubic-inch) V-8 diesel that promises high performance...

Cat Trucks to Get Cummins SCR, But What About Big-Block Diesel?
Cat Trucks to Get Cummins SCR, But What About Big-Block Diesel?

November 15, 2012
The idea of Cummins parts in a Caterpillar machine seems odd, but the shrinking world of industry consolidation will result in the use of Cummins-sourced...

Volvo Thinks the Fuel of the Future is DME – and It’s Almost Here
Volvo Thinks the Fuel of the Future is DME – and It’s Almost Here

June 7, 2013
Think “alternative fuel” and what comes to mind – natural gas, or maybe propane? Volvo Trucks North America believes it has one better: dimethyl ether, or...

Transmission Trends
Transmission Trends

April 18, 2014
The swing continues toward heavy automated products, but manuals still dominate. Light and medium trucks are almost all ‘shiftless.’

Automated Mechanical Transmissions Gaining Steadily in Class 8 Trucks
Automated Mechanical Transmissions Gaining Steadily in Class 8 Trucks

May 2, 2012
Talk about transmissions in commercial trucks, and you'll talk a lot about Eaton. The Michigan-based manufacturer continues to dominate the business in...