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Otto to Test Autonomous Rig in Ohio
Otto to Test Autonomous Rig in Ohio

November 28, 2016
A demonstration on Monday, using a 35-mile stretch of U.S. 33 northwest of Columbus, was postponed, but may be rescheduled. Next week, the Otto truck will...

Clean Air Plan Encourages Cleaner Vehicles at SoCal Ports
Clean Air Plan Encourages Cleaner Vehicles at SoCal Ports

November 23, 2016
Operation of zero- and near-zero-emissions trucks, locomotives and container-handling equipment would expand beginning in 2019 and culminate with wide use...

Proper Inflation is Elementary
Proper Inflation is Elementary

November 22, 2016
Keeping tires properly inflated is elementary to good maintenance, and products that aid in that quest can be valuable.

The Future of Refrigerated Trailers
The Future of Refrigerated Trailers

November 21, 2016
What will the refrigerated trailer of the future be made of? Strong, lightweight and corrosion-proof composites? Very possibly. Economical, efficient...

Lights Help with Hooking Up, But Inspections Still Necessary
Lights Help with Hooking Up, But Inspections Still Necessary

November 14, 2016
There’s dropping trailers, as in hook-and-drop operations, and there’s dropping a trailer, as in whoops! In his Trailer Talk blog, Tom Berg looks at two...

Powered Trailer Axle Provides an Off-Road Boost
Powered Trailer Axle Provides an Off-Road Boost

November 4, 2016
“SAF Trak” axle is powered from the tractor’s hydraulic wet kit. On the trailer, two hydraulic motors, one at each axle end, turn the wheels to help get the...

Can You Remember Every Pre-Trip Item?
Can You Remember Every Pre-Trip Item?

October 26, 2016
Pre-trips are supposed to be done before the vehicle is pulled away from a parking place and heads for the highway. In this blog from Senior Editor Tom...

Volvo Demos Active Driver Assist, Available on VN Series
Volvo Demos Active Driver Assist, Available on VN Series

October 24, 2016
Called Wingman Fusion by Bendix, the system uses radar and a forward-facing camera to detect and identify obstacles ahead, then warn the driver and soon...

Engine Stop-Start System Saves Fuel for New York's Trash Trucks
Engine Stop-Start System Saves Fuel for New York's Trash Trucks

October 21, 2016
New York City’s Department of Sanitation has been testing an engine stop-start system with impressive fuel savings.

Medium-Duty Update: Growing Sales, Diesel Developments, Vertical Integration
Medium-Duty Update: Growing Sales, Diesel Developments, Vertical Integration

October 18, 2016
The Class 3-7 medium-duty truck market has been stable and healthy so far in 2016 and it is expected that all segments will show consistent growth going...