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What's the Best Thing Ever to Happen to Cargo Securement?

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Navigating A Natural Gas Shop Conversion

Navigating A Natural Gas Shop Conversion

If you’re planning to add natural gas trucks to your fleet, you will likely have to make some modifications to your shop. That exercise could go smoothly or...

Test Drive: Daimler's Detroit Assurance Safety System

Test Drive: Daimler's Detroit Assurance Safety System

Detroit Assurance is the name of a new safety system from Daimler Trucks North America that could save your hide in a crash while saving fuel in less dire...

Busted! How I Got Caught Littering -- Or So it Appeared

Busted! How I Got Caught Littering -- Or So it Appeared

Sometimes things aren't exactly as they appear. Was Equipment Editor Jim Park really caught throwing something out the window on an Ultimate Test Drive...

What You Can Learn From Tires When You're Ready to Scrap Them

What You Can Learn From Tires When You're Ready to Scrap Them

Scrap piles call tell a lot about how fleets are using their tires and help reduce tire costs and improve miles to removal.

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