Are Drivers Sitting Ducks?
Excessive sitting has been implicated in increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, disability, depression, weight gain and even some ...
Do We Worry Too Much About Inflation Pressure?
Tire pressure monitoring systems have allowed us a peek into the secret life of tires, and revealed some astonishing details.
FMCSA's Ferro Ponders Distraction Potential of On-board Displays
Ann Ferro's curiosity over in-cab distraction is well-founded, but who will decide how much is too much? Equipment Editor Jim Park muses on the topic in his lat...
Switching to Wide-Base Singles: Keys to Success
Everything you need to know about switching from dual wheels to wide-base singles you can learn at a playground. What you need to know about wide-base tires, ax...
HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park had a few breakdowns during his driving career, but never with a brand new truck. A lesson learned with a brand new computer shows...
Top 3 Ways to Preserve Tire Life (And Value)
Still waiting for the million-mile tire? Don’t hold your breath, but we’ll probably see such a tire in our lifetime. For now, you’ll have to settle for half a m...
Making the Case for Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires
How do you explain to the boss that the tires you want to buy are going to cost more up front but run fewer miles? You can explain they will save money on fuel,...
Are High Fuel Prices Killing Drivers?
If it's not bad enough that drivers seldom have the time to eat properly and exercise, escalating fuel costs are driving fleets to buy fuel where it's cheapest,...
Stay Ahead of Trouble on EGR Engines
While most of the early problems have been engineered out of the exhaust gas recirculation systems on today’s clean diesel engines, corroded coolers, stuck valv...
Are Retreaded Tires Gaining Market Share over Replacements?
The last time retread tires outsold replacement truck tires was 2009. Before that, it was 2004. Tire market data from 2013, published by our sister publication,...