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Designing, Testing Tires for Drop-Deck Trailers Challenging
Designing, Testing Tires for Drop-Deck Trailers Challenging

July 2, 2015
Dropdeck trailers with spread-axle tandems are torture on tires. Tom Berg explores one tire maker's quest to design a product to stand up to the beating in...

Looking for Durable Trailer Skirts
Looking for Durable Trailer Skirts

June 25, 2015
Skirts have become common on van and refrigerated trailers, with more than half of all such trailers leaving factories with skirts installed. But how...

Test Drive: Volvo's VHD Tractor for On- or Off-Road
Test Drive: Volvo's VHD Tractor for On- or Off-Road

June 23, 2015
Volvo Heavy Duty model has its own styling and extra-strong specs, but retains most of the comfort of better-known VN road tractors.

Samsung System Tells Motorists When It's Safe to Pass
Samsung System Tells Motorists When It's Safe to Pass

June 22, 2015
Many traffic accidents in Argentina happen when motorists try to pass slower vehicles on two-lane roads.Here's a fix.

High-mpg Model Round-Up
High-mpg Model Round-Up

June 22, 2015
The best fuel economy starts with a truck model specifically designed to squeeze the most possible miles from a gallon of diesel fuel and all major builders...

QuickSpin: Peterbilt 567 SFFA
QuickSpin: Peterbilt 567 SFFA

June 19, 2015
The Peterbilt 567 SFFA's set-forward front axle adds payload in bridge-formula states, but doesn’t seem to come with the usual penalty in maneuverability.

Wrightspeed's Tantalizing Turbine-Electric Drivetrain
Wrightspeed's Tantalizing Turbine-Electric Drivetrain

June 17, 2015
California trash fleet hopes ‘out of the box’ heavy-duty series hybrid will save big money in fuel.

A Fruehauf Lowboy Carried Palomar Observatory's Mirror
A Fruehauf Lowboy Carried Palomar Observatory's Mirror

June 17, 2015
What transpired was a meticulously planned two-day journey involving Belyea Truck Co. and Pacific Crane & Rigging, plus support vehicles, California Highway...

How Bendix’s Wingman Fusion Can Stop a Truck [Video]
How Bendix’s Wingman Fusion Can Stop a Truck [Video]

June 12, 2015
As the government contemplates making collision avoidance systems mandatory, HDT's Tom Berg takes you behind the wheel of one of the systems currently...

ULX40 Follows Trend Toward Mechanical Suspensions on Vans
ULX40 Follows Trend Toward Mechanical Suspensions on Vans

June 5, 2015
Air-ride's more complex and requires more maintenance, so some fleets that watch costs very closely never got on the air-ride band wagon.

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