The AMT Revolution is Real
May 25, 2015
After 20 years on the fringes, the switch from sticks to semiconductors may be reaching the tipping point.
Tire Maintenance with Ryder's Scott Perry
May 12, 2015
Ryder Systems has one of the most diverse fleets in the country, and one of the largest. Management of that fleet's tire assets falls to Scott Perry, vice...
Hands-off on the Highway
May 7, 2015
There are still a few misconceptions about autonomous commercial vehicles. They are not driverless trucks, but trucks that help make drivers' lives a little...
Sometimes it's Driver Error; Sometimes it's an Optical Illusion
May 4, 2015
We all know some freeway off-ramp bends are too tight, but we sort of expect that. When the mainline of the highway has too tight a turn it can be shocking....
Figuring Out Wide-Base Single Tires
April 29, 2015
Wide-based single tires have proven weight- and fuel-saving properties, but not every fleet can make them work. Yet there may still be options.
How Corrosion Causes Electrical Problems
April 21, 2015
Almost every electrical or electronic problem with trucks today can be traced back to one single source: corrosion-induced voltage irregularities.
Too Fast for Your Tires?
April 8, 2015
Are higher highway speed limits a real threat to tire safety? A recent Associated Press story suggests that trucks running north of 75 mph could be at...
5 Ways to Extend Tire Life and Improve Fuel Economy
April 7, 2015
Fuel efficiency and tread mileage go hand in hand. Here's one of those rare opportunities to whack two birds with one stone. By following these five easy...
Working With Your Tire Provider
March 23, 2015
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
March 19, 2015
The engine is an often underused fuel-saving device. Optimizing the engine parameters of new trucks could improve fuel efficiency by 5 to 8%.