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Switching to Wide-Base Singles: Keys to Success
Switching to Wide-Base Singles: Keys to Success

March 25, 2014
Everything you need to know about switching from dual wheels to wide-base singles you can learn at a playground. What you need to know about wide-base...

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...

Why Balancing is Important
Why Balancing is Important

November 12, 2013
If you look at balancing from a life-cycle point of view, the value of extending tread life speaks for itself. There’s also casing integrity to consider,...

Test Drive: Kenworth's T880 Day-cab Tractor
Test Drive: Kenworth's T880 Day-cab Tractor

May 17, 2013
Equipment Editor Jim Park still recalls his first meeting with a T800. It was in the fall of'86, the year the truck was introduced and a little more than a...

How Nice Cabs Can Affect Driver Satisfaction
How Nice Cabs Can Affect Driver Satisfaction

July 23, 2015
Whatever the reason for their discontent, the driver turnover rate for 2014 wound up at over 95%. Perhaps a newer, better mattress would help them sleep...

Test Drive: Freightliner’s ‘New’ Cascadia
Test Drive: Freightliner’s ‘New’ Cascadia

November 21, 2016
From the November Issue of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, equipment editor Jim Park test drives the new Freightliner Cascadia. Daimler loaded up this truck...

Mismatching Dual Tires: A Sure-Fire Way to Kill Two Tires at Once
Mismatching Dual Tires: A Sure-Fire Way to Kill Two Tires at Once

January 14, 2014
As tire costs continue to rise, it will become harder to ignore even seemly insignificant problems, like mounting two tires of different diameter in the...

What Exactly Constitutes an Underinflated Truck Tire?
What Exactly Constitutes an Underinflated Truck Tire?

July 3, 2013
Why should we worry about defining underinflation? Because of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability)...

Kenworth's T680: A Home Run Waiting to Happen
Kenworth's T680: A Home Run Waiting to Happen

March 25, 2012
When I first saw the T680 on the show floor at the Mid-America Trucking Show, I thought, that's the same as the T700. That truck is only two years old, and...

Test Drive: Kenworth T680
Test Drive: Kenworth T680

May 16, 2012
When I first heard that Kenworth's new T680 was unveiled at the Mid-America Trucking Show, I wondered why Kenworth was already upgrading the two-year-old T700