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Refiners Buy Tankers to Ensure Supplies of Better Crude Oil

Refiners Buy Tankers to Ensure Supplies of Better Crude Oil

Refiners are buying trucks to fetch more desirable crude oil than what they’re getting through pipelines.

12 Ideas For Lightweighting Your Trucks

12 Ideas For Lightweighting Your Trucks

Over the years, manufacturers have designed vehicles and components to reduce weight, and fleets have tried many of them. From their wisdom, we offer a...

Test Drive: Western Star 4900SB

Test Drive: Western Star 4900SB

The tough, burly tractor and its 600-hp diesel work hard to pull a heavy “train” trailer in frozen conditions.

Why Safe Coupling Procedures Matter

Why Safe Coupling Procedures Matter

It could've been driver error, mechanical failure or both, and we won't know for a while. But it sure matters.

SmartWay Elite Level Even More Efficient, Says EPA

SmartWay Elite Level Even More Efficient, Says EPA

What does the new "Elite" level of fuel-saving devices offered by the EPA SmartWay program mean? Senior Editor Tom Berg explores the topic in his Trailer...

Edge Fairings Gain SmartWay Elite Status

Edge Fairings Gain SmartWay Elite Status

The Tail resembles the Trailer Tail from ATDynamics, but seems unique in that its panels automatically deploy when the rig reaches about 45 mph, then fold...

Work-Truck Body or Upfitted Cargo Van?

Work-Truck Body or Upfitted Cargo Van?

Large Eurovans are taking over some work-truck roles, but there’s still a big place for service bodies.

Blinding Snow Turns a Trailer into a Tow Truck

Blinding Snow Turns a Trailer into a Tow Truck

A minivan plowed into the rear of a semi on I-75 in northern Michigan, and got dragged along for miles by the rig because its driver was totally unaware...

Combating Corrosion at Wheel-Ends

Combating Corrosion at Wheel-Ends

Careful cleaning extends lives of components, while proper spec’ing heads off rust in the first place.

Near High Street in Hicksville, Ohio, is a Really LOW Overpass

Near High Street in Hicksville, Ohio, is a Really LOW Overpass

Sometimes, following the truck route is the only way to stay safe, as Senior Editor Tom Berg finds when he travels through a small town in Ohio.

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