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SmartValve's a Back-Saver at Meijer Logistics
SmartValve's a Back-Saver at Meijer Logistics

September 29, 2016
The Hadley device adds suspension adjustment capability and reduces cranking work for drivers.

Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control Looks Ahead to Save Fuel
Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control Looks Ahead to Save Fuel

November 25, 2015
Predictive cruise control uses terrain mapping and GPS satellite locating to manage the engine and transmission for efficient operation on up- and downgrades.

Transmission Trends
Transmission Trends

April 18, 2014
The swing continues toward heavy automated products, but manuals still dominate. Light and medium trucks are almost all ‘shiftless.’

Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again
Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again

July 30, 2013
Coming up: another “non-event” for brakes? That’s what Phase Two of new federal stopping-distance requirements will be for truck operators, according to...

Is a Fuel- and Weight-Saving 6x2 for You?
Is a Fuel- and Weight-Saving 6x2 for You?

May 7, 2013
It’s still an oddball spec in road tractors and you’re not likely to consider it, but the 6x2 – a single drive axle with two powered wheels among six total...

Co-op-owned container chassis coming
Co-op-owned container chassis coming

May 2, 2013
Drayage operators will soon obtain more container chassis from trucker-owned pools than from ship lines and railroads, which signals part of a transition...

What's New in Used Trucks?
What's New in Used Trucks?

April 30, 2013
Every day, thousands of used trucks change hands. Last year, 190,000 were sold, and though this year's tally might be lower, it's still a healthy business...

Not Your Father's Air Filter
Not Your Father's Air Filter

April 2, 2013
There was a time when fleet managers and owner-operators specified many components on their new trucks and tractors, but that's been seriously curtailed by...

Add Exhaust-Emissions Gear to a Used-Truck Inspection
Add Exhaust-Emissions Gear to a Used-Truck Inspection

March 27, 2013
Is it time to replace your old truck or tractor? Is it old enough that its engine has none of the exhaust-emissions equipment that’s been giving people fits...

Test Drive: WorkStar 7600
Test Drive: WorkStar 7600

February 3, 2013
The sloped hood on International's WorkStar 7600 was first shown off at the World of Concrete show in 2010, but with vocational-truck business seriously...

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