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Test Drive: Fuso FG 4x4 Goes Almost Anywhere
Test Drive: Fuso FG 4x4 Goes Almost Anywhere

February 13, 2012
Unique to North America, this all-wheel-drive cabover is strong, maneuverable and fun to drive. Driving this Canter FG was like seeing an old friend who's...

The Return of the Glider
The Return of the Glider

April 30, 2013
Glider kits — new trucks and tractors that get rebuilt or remanufactured powertrain components — make up a small percentage of total new-truck purchases,...

Lift Axle Considerations
Lift Axle Considerations

April 20, 2010
State laws are the biggest factor governing use or non-use of auxiliary lift axles on trucks and trailers

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: MX-13 in a Peterbilt 365
Test Drive: MX-13 in a Peterbilt 365

April 16, 2010
Paccar, the corporate parent of Kenworth Truck and Peterbilt Motors, should print up some new stickers that say, "Low Revs 'R' Us," then smack 'em on the...

Trailer Report: Running Reefers Right
Trailer Report: Running Reefers Right

December 29, 2010
People who operate refrigerated trailers know a lot about their businesses, but even the most experienced would tell you that they don't know it all.

Walmart Shows Off Futuristic Tractor-Trailer
Walmart Shows Off Futuristic Tractor-Trailer

February 19, 2014
Turbine-electric powertrain and carbon-fiber trailer sides are not yet used in commercial motor trucks, but a concept Walmart tractor's COE layout and...

Cat to Split with Navistar, Build Own Vocational Trucks
Cat to Split with Navistar, Build Own Vocational Trucks

November 8, 2015
Navistar says it will "leverage joint technology" to produce its own premium vocational trucks.

12 Ideas For Lightweighting Your Trucks
12 Ideas For Lightweighting Your Trucks

November 1, 2015
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...

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback
Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback

May 23, 2016
A hybrid electric-drive trailer tandem being developed by a group of engineers at Hyliion Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa. The device, which for now has no official...

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