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Straight talk on trucking from a driver turned award-winning journalist.

Is Downspeeding Bad for Brakes?

Drivelines have changed to match engine torque profiles, chopping engine cruise speed nearly 500...

Is there a connection between downsped drivetrains and increased brake wear? There shouldn’t be. Downsped fleets seeing increased brake wear are probably not letting the technology do its job, explains HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park.

Ditching Mirrors for Monitors is Easy – If You Want To

The left-hand monitor is much closer to the driver and rather “in your face,” but it is less...

Convincing drivers that camera/monitor systems are at least as good as, if not better than, traditional mirrors will probably take no more than a few hours of driving with them. That was Equipment Editor Jim Park's experience with MirrorEye. But he's still not convinced there’s any real need to abandon silvered glass.

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