The most significant trucking products for 2018 as chosen by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine's editors.


HDT's Top 20 Products of 2018

The most significant trucking products for 2018 as chosen by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine's editors.

Rolf Lockwood


Commentary: Is There an Electric Truck In Your Near Future?

With all the talk about trucking's electric future, it's important to remember that trucks will be drinking diesel for a long time to come, says Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

You need to understand your application and how it affects liftgate specs for your truck or trailer. Photo: Anthony Liftgates


4 Keys to Spec'ing the Right Liftgate for your Truck or Trailer

While the right liftgate can reduce operator fatigue and injuries, shorten delivery times and improve productivity, the wrong liftgate can open the door to a host of new problems.

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. Photo: Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week


Distributor, Dealer and Service Provider Panel On Handling Disruption

When asked to name one disrupting force in the truck parts aftermarket all members of a panel of aftermarket executives said technology whether on the vehicle, in the shop or in back office.

It is important to make sure the trucks you purchase are designed for their intended purposes. Photo: International Truck


The Role of GVWR and GCWR in Spec'ing Work Trucks

Make sure the trucks you buy are designed for their intended purposes with properly specified GVWR and GCWR.

The original name of the company was H.W. Phillips Co. Photo: Phillips Industries


Q&A: Phillips Industries, From Signal Arms to Autonomous Trucks

Phillips Industries is celebrating 90 years in business. We talk to its third- and fourth-generation leadership to learn more about the history of the company and how it's looking ahead to wireless technology, autonomous trucks and more.

New composite materials show great promise in lightening trailer designs. But their use must be tempered by cost and maintenance concerns. Photo: East Manufacturing


The Quest for Lighter Trailers

Semi truck trailers need to be as light, strong, cheap and durable as possible, creating a never-ending race for an always-lighter design.

National tire management programs initially began as roadside assistance services, but now include complete tire life cycle management and data analysis options as well. Photo: Goodyear


How Fleets Can Get the Most From a National Tire Account

New options and greatly expanded services mean more choices for trucking fleets. Here’s how to fine-tune your fleet's tire management services.

The Chanje V8070 boasts a 580-cubic-foot cargo space on a 26-foot-long chassis that will haul up to 6,000 pounds of payload – and happens to be electrically powered. Photos: Jim Park


Test Drive: Chanje Electric Cargo Van

Chanje's electric cargo van will certainly have great appeal among delivery fleets concerned with their carbon footprint, but at the end of the day it's a big, nicely setup delivery van that just happens to be electric.

Alternators like this one will probably disappear from the front of engines, replaced by a starter generator built into the transmission. Photo: Jim Park


The Future of Electrical Systems on Heavy Duty Trucks

Within a decade’s time we will probably have very different electrical systems on trucks than those in use today. The trucking industry is on the cusp of major changes to electrical systems for heavy duty trucks. Do we go to 24-volt or 48-volt systems — and what will it take to get there?

Falsely Accused and Not in the Wrong? Predict, Prepare, Protect
AAA recommends that all large trucks get equipped with technologies that improve safety for everyone on the road. And, many fleets are heeding the call. Learn why top fleets are choosing video to make their fleet safer. Download Now.
6 Things to Consider When Selecting a Weigh Station Bypass System
Weigh station bypass technology saves you time, fuel and money. But which type of bypass technology is right for your fleet? How do you compare different solutions? Download the free whitepaper to make sure you are saving as much as possible.

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