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Ford: Moisture in Cooler Causing Loss of Power in F-150 EcoBoost Engines

May 29, 2013
Customer complaints about loss of power with Ford’s EcoBoost V-6 engine in its F-150 pickups, reported by the general news media over the Memorial Day...

Driving With the Wingman Collision Avoidance System
Driving With the Wingman Collision Avoidance System

June 16, 2010
Think of any rear-end accident you've ever seen or heard of, where a truck slams into a stopped or slower-moving vehicle. What was its cost in injuries,...

Brake Trends: Drums vs. Discs
Brake Trends: Drums vs. Discs

July 17, 2014
While drum brakes have been enlarged and strengthened to meet stricter federal stopping distance requirements and are currently used on 90% of heavy trucks,...

Safety Board Calls for Action on Collision Avoidance Systems
Safety Board Calls for Action on Collision Avoidance Systems

June 9, 2015
Collision avoidance systems reduce accidents and save lives and injuries, and should be standard on all new passenger and commercial vehicles, says the...

Building Safer Trucks
Building Safer Trucks

May 16, 2012
A driver grabs an exit and heads into the curve of the ramp too fast. He steers hard to try to make the sharpening turn, but his trailer can't follow. Its...

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.

White Trailer Proved Invisible to Tesla's Autonomous System
White Trailer Proved Invisible to Tesla's Autonomous System

July 1, 2016
A white semitrailer on a bright day proved invisible to the self-driving system of a Tesla S sedan, which failed to brake and ran under the trailer as it...

Cargo Securement: What You Need to Know
Cargo Securement: What You Need to Know

February 21, 2017
Securing loads is a matter of safety and good business. If a piece of cargo is damaged because it shifts or falls off a trailer, the carrier and driver...

Spec'ing Trailers for Safe and Quick Entry and Exit
Spec'ing Trailers for Safe and Quick Entry and Exit

October 10, 2016
Slips and falls constitute a major cause of injuries and worker’s compensation claims for drivers, and while that usually applies to trucks and tractors, it...

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...

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