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Spec'ing Trailer Doors and Floors
Spec'ing Trailer Doors and Floors

July 27, 2015
Freight goes through and on these components, and are among the details to carefully consider when spec’ing dry-van truck bodies and trailers.

EPA Sues Navistar, Says Some Engines Were Illegal
EPA Sues Navistar, Says Some Engines Were Illegal

July 17, 2015
Because 7,750 engines were not fully assembled in 2009 but in 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency says Navistar should have obtained an exemption in...

Glider Kit Amendment Stalls with House Bill
Glider Kit Amendment Stalls with House Bill

July 16, 2015
The amendment's underlying bill was pulled from further consideration when it became snarled in an unrelated controversy over the Confederate flag.

Thermo King Offers Low-Emissions Reefers
Thermo King Offers Low-Emissions Reefers

July 15, 2015
The new units use R-452A, but TK will continue to offer and support its current line of transport refrigeration products with R-404A until customers are...

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

July 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...

Trailers Meeting Phase 2 Fuel-GHG Regs Already Out There
Trailers Meeting Phase 2 Fuel-GHG Regs Already Out There

June 30, 2015
Aerodynamic fairings, low-rolling-resistance tires and automatic tire-inflation systems will allow manufacturers to meet the regulations,

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

June 22, 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.

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.