Severe Service Tires: Give 'Em Your Best Shot

It's a long way between a downtown back alley and an oil field, but as a tire sees the world, there are more similarities than differences. On-highway tires live the life of Riley compared to the severe-service tires


Navistar V-8s Gone from Ford Vans, Pickups by January '10

The once-popular Navistar-built Power Stroke V-8 diesel will be gone as an option from Ford SuperDuty pickups and E-series vans by the end of this year, as part of the settlement of a two-year-old legal dispute between the two builders.


'T-Line' Trucks Offered by Pennsylvania Builder

An old-line heavy truck series is back. "T-Line" trucks, the most recent iteration of vehicles rooted in Diamond T and Reo trucks dating to the early 20th century, include three models offered by Diamond Vehicle Solutions LLC of Harrisburg, Pa.


It's A New Tire Bonanza

The number of truck tire announcements this spring was the most in recent memory. Most of these tires boast features such as improved fuel efficiency, longer life, better durability and retreadability.


Trailer Report: Tales From The Road

If ever there were a piece of equipment that made sense, it's a scale plumbed into a tractor and trailer's suspensions.


Ford Redesigns Its popular F-150 For ' 09

Ford's F-150, America's perennial best-selling vehicle and part of a truck line that has claimed sales leadership for 31 years, may well keep that distinction, thanks to an extensive redesign for the 2009 model year.


International TranStar

The test truck was the International TranStar in the new nomenclature - 8600 in the past. But the other new badges, high on the side of the hood, told the story: MaxxForce. This tractor was one of the International validation units for the new big-bore engines, destined for a high-mileage fleet to get fast results before the engine becomes commercially available around mid-year.


Tire Report: On/Off highway Tires Severe Service Stresses

One of the toughest conditions imaginable for a truck is oil field work. These trucks haul salty water back to the same drilling sites, where it is pumped into the drill shaft to mix with chemicals for cleaning and to help the drill grind deeper into the ground.


Trailer Report: Making Sense of Spread Tandems

There are good reasons to use 'em, and reasons not to. here's a way they'd work better or would they?


On the Paccar Twins' Engine

A year ago we predicted that the new Paccar 12.9-liter MX engine used in Europe would be seen here in North America. So it was hardly a big surprise to see the engine in a Peterbilt 389 and a Kenworth T660 at a Dallas truck show in the fall. The MX was incredibly quiet and had plenty of get up and go.

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