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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,...

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...

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

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.

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...

Rise of the 6x2
Rise of the 6x2

May 13, 2013
It's still an oddball spec in road tractors, but some believe the 6x2 — a single drive axle with two powered wheels among six total wheel positions — will...

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.

Cat Trucks to Get Cummins SCR, But What About Big-Block Diesel?
Cat Trucks to Get Cummins SCR, But What About Big-Block Diesel?

November 15, 2012
The idea of Cummins parts in a Caterpillar machine seems odd, but the shrinking world of industry consolidation will result in the use of Cummins-sourced...

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