Working With Your Tire Provider
Anybody can change a tire, but does your dealer make yard calls and bring some inventory along so the necessary tires can be changed on site without delay?
Optimizing Engines To Improve Fuel Efficiency
The engine is an often underused fuel-saving device. Optimizing the engine parameters of new trucks could improve fuel efficiency by 5 to 8%.
The Slippery Slope of Aerodynamic Testing
Is SmartWay verification enough to calculate the return on investing in add-on aerodynamic devices?
TMC Survey Reveals Misinformed View of Fuel-Efficient Tires
Do the fuel savings of low-rolling-resistance tires outweigh the assumed shorter miles-to-removal? A TMC survey found a disturbing lack of knowledge among...
What's the Best Thing Ever to Happen to Cargo Securement?
Of all the rules truckers must abide by, the cargo securement rules are likely the most often misinterpreted. In many cases, citations result not from...
Test Drive: Kenworth T680 Advantage
A new powertrain, enhanced aerodynamics and light-weighting make the T680 Advantage the most fuel-efficient Kenworth ever.
Strategies For Staying On Top of CSA
A very large percentage of all CSA violations are almost entirely and
easily preventable. Others may require more diligence and oversight,
but they are...
Square Pegs, Round Holes: Trucking & Demographics
As far back as 1996, it was abundantly clear that the driver shortage as we knew it then was nothing compared to what we face today. The driver shortage...
Coming Soon: Inflation Systems for Drive Axles
Drive axle inflation systems might not be the Holy Grail of truck maintenance, but they are in a position to cure a vexing problem. Tire pressure...
Powertrain Specs: More Science Than Art
Torque is both an enabler of downspeeding and a source of concern about
delivering peak torque at very low engine speed.