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Quick Spin: Paccar’s New Powertrain
Quick Spin: Paccar’s New Powertrain

December 20, 2016
With two of the three major components in place, Paccar touts the advantages of an integrated powertrain.

Rush Truck Centers Opens Denver Locations
Rush Truck Centers Opens Denver Locations

June 26, 2017
Rush Truck Centers' new Denver facilities expand the network to 108 stores in 21 states. Jim Park has the story.

Steer Axle Weights Have Increased: Are Your Steer Tires up to the Challenge?
Steer Axle Weights Have Increased: Are Your Steer Tires up to the Challenge?

September 10, 2013
It’s not uncommon to find highway trucks with front axles and suspensions rated for 13,200 pounds. While 12,000-pound axles were the industry norm for many...

Electric Semi: More Sizzle than Steak?
Electric Semi: More Sizzle than Steak?

May 2, 2017
The first image of Tesla's Electric Semi seem to show exactly the wrong type of electric truck. Is this for the benefit of investors or the trucking...

Quick Spin: Orange EV's All-Electric Terminal Tractor
Quick Spin: Orange EV's All-Electric Terminal Tractor

February 14, 2017
It has all the performance attributes of a diesel without the maintenance and fuel costs. And it’s emissions-free, which will keep your neighbors happy.

Could New Administration, Congress Scuttle GHG Phase 2 Rule?
Could New Administration, Congress Scuttle GHG Phase 2 Rule?

January 6, 2017
Could the incoming administration or Congress deep-six the Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas rule? ATA's Glen Kedzie says it's entirely possible, but he cautions to...

How Corrosion Causes Electrical Problems
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.

The Tesla Semi: Lots More Sizzle, Still No Steak
The Tesla Semi: Lots More Sizzle, Still No Steak

November 20, 2017
Seven months after we were teased with a ghostly image of Tesla's ersatz electric semi, we still don't know anything substantive about it. Maybe that's all...

Retreading to Maximize Casing Value
Retreading to Maximize Casing Value

June 2, 2017
Retreading extends the life of the most expensive part of the tire, which lowers cost per mile significantly. This is part five in a five-part series for...

Kenworth: Vocational Truck Market to Stay Strong Through End of 2017
Kenworth: Vocational Truck Market to Stay Strong Through End of 2017

July 24, 2017
The first half of 2017 has been good to the trucking industry, and to the vocational market in particular, according to Kenworth. And going into the second...