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Electric Trucks Still Generate a Spark of Interest

Electric Trucks Still Generate a Spark of Interest

Senior Editor Tom Berg looks at the state of the electric truck market as fleets struggle to balance benefits with economics.

High-Cube Vans Bolster Fast Carriage of Big, Bulky Items

High-Cube Vans Bolster Fast Carriage of Big, Bulky Items

It's "back to the future" in van trailers for one carrier, explains Tom Berg in his "Trailer Talk" blog. The freight is big, bulky and light, with gross combina...

‘Lightweighting’ the F-150 Brings More Performance, Economy, Payload

‘Lightweighting’ the F-150 Brings More Performance, Economy, Payload

Aluminum body and bed, redesigned steel frame, and a small but lively V-6 are the new truck’s highpoints.

Solar Panels Can Avoid Run-Down Batteries from Telematic Signaling

Solar Panels Can Avoid Run-Down Batteries from Telematic Signaling

Recent announcements by Carrier Transicold and Thermo King, that they’re offering solar panels as options on many reefer units, jibed nicely with discussions du...

Fuel Smarts: Opposed-Piston Diesels About Five Years Away

Fuel Smarts: Opposed-Piston Diesels About Five Years Away

Truck users can look forward to 30% better fuel economy at 10% lower production cost, says Achates Power

Rotting Chicken Brings Attention to Abandoned Trailer

What does rotten chicken have to do with missing household goods? Abandoned trailers, says Senior Editor Tom Berg in his latest installment of the Trailer Talk ...

Test Drive: Oshkosh S-Series Mixer

Test Drive: Oshkosh S-Series Mixer

Precise concrete placement is a traditional feature for this front-discharge mixer, but relatively new is natural gas power.

Using Archimedes’ Lever Principle to Help Propel a Tractor-Trailer

Using Archimedes’ Lever Principle to Help Propel a Tractor-Trailer

Archimedes, the scholar and mathematician of antiquity, was quoted as saying, “Give me a place to stand and a large enough lever, and I will move the earth.” Th...

Vocational Sales Climb as Construction, Energy Grow

Vocational Sales Climb as Construction, Energy Grow

Demand for vocational trucks and trailers continues to be pushed by oil and gas producers, road building and municipal business, according to truck manufacturer...

Propane Remains Popular Alternative Fuel in the U.S.

Propane Remains Popular Alternative Fuel in the U.S.

The country’s third most popular vehicle fuel powers everything from gas grills to medium-duty trucks.

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