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Daredevil Shatters Record with 166-foot Truck Jump
Daredevil Shatters Record with 166-foot Truck Jump

July 28, 2015
Equipment Editor Jim Park, can think of a lot of things he'd like to do in a big truck, but jumping over a 160-foot abyss isn't one of them. In his 'On the...

Are Your Wheel Bearings Adjusted Properly?
Are Your Wheel Bearings Adjusted Properly?

December 19, 2011
Good and bad in the wheel-bearing world is divided by a very fine line - about the width of two human hairs, in fact. That's not much of a margin...

What Owner-Operators and Small Fleets Need to Know about ELDs
What Owner-Operators and Small Fleets Need to Know about ELDs

August 15, 2017
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device mandate is causing a lot of confusion and concern among the smallest fleets and...

Busted! How I Got Caught Littering -- Or So it Appeared
Busted! How I Got Caught Littering -- Or So it Appeared

January 15, 2015
Sometimes things aren't exactly as they appear. Was Equipment Editor Jim Park really caught throwing something out the window on an Ultimate Test Drive...

Dana Launches Spicer S172 Series Single & Tandem Drive Axles
Dana Launches Spicer S172 Series Single & Tandem Drive Axles

March 4, 2018
Dana introduced its new Spicer S172 series single drive axle for Class 7 and 8 vehicles during a press conference at the Technology & Maintenance Council...

The Driver Shortage: Make it Someone Else's Problem
The Driver Shortage: Make it Someone Else's Problem

November 11, 2014
Don't hold your breath waiting for someone or some group to come along with a way of solving trucking's labor crisis. It won't happen that way. The only...

Sometimes it's Driver Error; Sometimes it's an Optical Illusion
Sometimes it's Driver Error; Sometimes it's an Optical Illusion

May 4, 2015
We all know some freeway off-ramp bends are too tight, but we sort of expect that. When the mainline of the highway has too tight a turn it can be shocking....

New HOS Rules for Pilots Humanize the Job and Make Flying Safer Too
New HOS Rules for Pilots Humanize the Job and Make Flying Safer Too

January 10, 2014
Nobody likes being told when to go to sleep and when to wake up, especially when you're not naturally inclined to do one or the other. HDT Equipment Editor...

Are Airless Tires the Way of the Future?
Are Airless Tires the Way of the Future?

March 5, 2013
Imagine a hybrid tire that can change tread patterns to suit the application, from a deep block lug for traction to a smooth rib for fuel efficiency, or a...

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.