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Western Star Breaks the Mold with the 5700XE (Video)
Western Star Breaks the Mold with the 5700XE (Video)

September 12, 2014
Western Star has broken the aerodynamic truck mold with a new angular, edgy and very slippery version of its classic configuration. The 5700XE boasts a very...

A Look at the California-Compliant Trailer
A Look at the California-Compliant Trailer

January 26, 2016
There’s a California-compliant trailer in your future, whether you want it or not. But what’s not to want?

Breaking the 10 MPG Barrier
Breaking the 10 MPG Barrier

June 15, 2016
10 miles per gallon is more of a line in the sand than the barrier it was once thought to be. Can 11 mpg be far off?

SAE Fuel Economy Tests Reveal Aero Device Performance
SAE Fuel Economy Tests Reveal Aero Device Performance

September 19, 2013
User-paid and impartial SAE Type II tests reveal the trailer side skirts tested are more effective at reducing fuel consumption than undercarriage...

Fuel Savings vs. Shorter Tire Life
Fuel Savings vs. Shorter Tire Life

June 8, 2015
Are low-rolling-resistance tires a cost-effective proposition? It’s not an easy question to answer. Chances are your low-rolling resistance tires are...

Inflate your Tires, Not Your Fuel Bill
Inflate your Tires, Not Your Fuel Bill

June 9, 2014
For as hard as fleets work for a 1% gain in fuel efficiency, it's hard to imagine giving up something like 2-4% in fuel efficiency to something as simple as...

The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck, Part 2: More Secrets Revealed
The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck, Part 2: More Secrets Revealed

July 7, 2014
The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck project achieved almost-unheard-of gains of 68% in freight efficiency over a 24-hour duty-cycle, a 50% improvement in...

Say Goodbye to Booster Cables
Say Goodbye to Booster Cables

June 5, 2013
Next to the clang of your cell door slamming shut, there are few sounds more disheartening than the "click, click, click" of a starter that's not getting...

Test Drive: Paccar's New Automated Transmission
Test Drive: Paccar's New Automated Transmission

August 22, 2017
Paccar is the latest North American truck manufacturer to bring a proprietary automated transmission to market. HDT's Jim Park got a sneak preview of the...

Mesilla Valley Transportation Swears by Its B20 Biodiesel Blend
Mesilla Valley Transportation Swears by Its B20 Biodiesel Blend

September 22, 2015
While biodiesel mandates have probably done more to build resistance to its use than win over its skeptics, some fleets, like Mesilla Valley Transportation,...

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