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Tire rolling resistance: It's real
Tire rolling resistance: It's real

June 6, 2012
I love it when someone comes up with a simple way of illustrating a point. Rolling resistance in tires is real and it's a problem for trucks. But how do you...

The 1.6 mpg epiphany
The 1.6 mpg epiphany

May 31, 2012
Here's a tale that, if it were from any other industry, might inspire a feel-good feature film. It's about a struggling rookie lease-operator who, as he is...

A Revolutionary Development in Powertrain Technology
A Revolutionary Development in Powertrain Technology

September 21, 2011
Humped torque curves were the norm in North American heavy-duty on-road diesel engine power maps for decades. Today's torque curves are much flatter, but...

Save the Planet, Save Money Too
Save the Planet, Save Money Too

August 18, 2011
Hard-wired five-minute idle timers will probably begin appearing on trucks in 2014. You'll have two choices come winter: freeze your hiney off, or get an...

17 easy steps to 9.5 mpg
17 easy steps to 9.5 mpg

August 1, 2011
Owner-operator Henry Albert was at the Shell SuperRigs event in Kenly, N.C. in June, but he wasn't showing his truck in the conventional sense. He was...