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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,...

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

Diesel Particulate Filters: Blessing and Curse
Diesel Particulate Filters: Blessing and Curse

January 23, 2015
Diesel particulate filters help cleanse exhaust and give us cleaner air to breathe, but they cause frequent grief and expense.

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,...

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.

Maintaining and Servicing Diesel Particulate Filters

August 15, 2011
Diesel particulate filters trap soot from the exhaust and ash from motor oil. Most soot is burned off in the course of a truck's operations, but ash stays...

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...

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