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How many drivers do we really need?
How many drivers do we really need?

August 1, 2012
Do we really have a shortage of truck drivers in this country or are we simply adding up the empty seats across the land and calling that under-utilized...

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...

Which Drivers Make Good Lease-Purchase Candidates?

July 9, 2013
While capacity is important, the DOT's new CSA enforcement regime and ever-nosier agencies like the IRS make it clear that you simply can't take people that...

Test Drive: Bold New Look for an Old Dog
Test Drive: Bold New Look for an Old Dog

November 27, 2017
There will be no mistaking an Anthem when you see one coming down the road. Mack has dumped the conservative Pinnacle set-back axle model in favor of this...

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,...

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)...

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...

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...

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...