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What's Available in Hybrid and Electric Drive Systems
What's Available in Hybrid and Electric Drive Systems

September 23, 2016
Interest has waned in the face of low fuel prices, but ‘price points’ are lower and the business remains active.

Trailers an Important Part of 2016 SuperTech
Trailers an Important Part of 2016 SuperTech

September 23, 2016
Trailers get little enough attention in the real world, and this new focus gives them the respect they deserve. Trailers (and truck bodies) are where the...

FedEx Technicians Again Sweep SuperTech Competition
FedEx Technicians Again Sweep SuperTech Competition

September 21, 2016
Eric Vos, Mark McLean and Steven Weaver share top accolades at the conclusion of the event that included hundreds of technicians from around the USA.

TMC Looks at Special Trailer Repair Issues
TMC Looks at Special Trailer Repair Issues

September 21, 2016
How do you repair a lowboy trailer whose deck structure has lost its arc? That might deserve some scrutiny, the organization figures.

Hyliion's Powered Trailer Axle Goes to Europe
Hyliion's Powered Trailer Axle Goes to Europe

September 18, 2016
The Intelligent Electric Axle axle replaces a “passive” axle on a standard trailer tandem or tridem, and promises big fuel savings – 10 to 20% from...

Trailer Aerodynamics Not Overly Popular, Study Shows
Trailer Aerodynamics Not Overly Popular, Study Shows

September 12, 2016
It appears that it took a government decree to push operators into it, and it will take another set of rules to force further adoption of drag-reduction...

Hill Climbing's Easy for mDrive and 'Downsped' MP8 Diesel
Hill Climbing's Easy for mDrive and 'Downsped' MP8 Diesel

September 7, 2016
The Pinnacle-pulled rig weighed close to 80,000 pounds. So how did it pull the hills at such low engine speeds? With 1,860 lb-ft of torque, and with no more...

Phase 2 GHG Rules to Curtail Use of Glider Kits
Phase 2 GHG Rules to Curtail Use of Glider Kits

August 30, 2016
Starting in January of 2021, under the new greenhouse gas regulations, glider kits will be allowed mostly for their original purpose, which was reclaiming...

Test Drive: Is International's HX620 the Driver's Vocational Truck?
Test Drive: Is International's HX620 the Driver's Vocational Truck?

August 24, 2016
Navistar has declared that it wants to build trucks that drivers want to drive. That includes the new HX vocational series, unveiled early this year at an...

Phase 2 GHG Regs for Trailers Both Simple and Complex
Phase 2 GHG Regs for Trailers Both Simple and Complex

August 24, 2016
Trailers have long been regulated for safety. But trailers’ contributions to fuel economy and reduced emissions are new matters for for federal authorities.

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