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Medium-Duty Update: Winners, Losers and Overall Steady Growth
Medium-Duty Update: Winners, Losers and Overall Steady Growth

August 6, 2013
Depending on who you are in the medium-duty truck business, things are going great, or well, or not so good but looking up. A few builders have picked up...

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...

Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again
Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again

July 30, 2013
Coming up: another “non-event” for brakes? That’s what Phase Two of new federal stopping-distance requirements will be for truck operators, according to...

Test Drive: Cat CT-660 at Work
Test Drive: Cat CT-660 at Work

February 12, 2013
When reviewing a product like the Caterpillar CT-660, there is no replacement for getting the opinion of the people who have been using it day in and day...

Volvo Thinks the Fuel of the Future is DME – and It’s Almost Here
Volvo Thinks the Fuel of the Future is DME – and It’s Almost Here

June 7, 2013
Think “alternative fuel” and what comes to mind – natural gas, or maybe propane? Volvo Trucks North America believes it has one better: dimethyl ether, or...

Not Your Father's Air Filter
Not Your Father's Air Filter

April 2, 2013
There was a time when fleet managers and owner-operators specified many components on their new trucks and tractors, but that's been seriously curtailed by...

Jaltest ‘All-Brands’ Diagnostic Tool from Spain Covers Many Trucks, Components
Jaltest ‘All-Brands’ Diagnostic Tool from Spain Covers Many Trucks, Components

September 30, 2013
The “all-brands” diagnostic system adopted by the WheelTime Network of service shops comes from a Spanish company whose leaders saw the need for a versatile...

Test Drive: WorkStar 7600
Test Drive: WorkStar 7600

February 3, 2013
The sloped hood on International's WorkStar 7600 was first shown off at the World of Concrete show in 2010, but with vocational-truck business seriously...

Hiring Veterans
Hiring Veterans

November 26, 2013
“Veterans make excellent employees,” says Boyd Stephenson, who heads the American Trucking Associations’ driver licensing efforts. “They’re conscientious,...

Add Exhaust-Emissions Gear to a Used-Truck Inspection
Add Exhaust-Emissions Gear to a Used-Truck Inspection

March 27, 2013
Is it time to replace your old truck or tractor? Is it old enough that its engine has none of the exhaust-emissions equipment that’s been giving people fits...

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