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2014 Trailer Update

2014 Trailer Update

A sampling of the products trailer manufacturers have newly developed and made modifications to, as well as recently announced partnerships and expanded production capabilities.

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Q&A: Environmental Defense Fund's Jason Mathers

Q&A: Environmental Defense Fund's Jason Mathers

Environmental groups working hand in hand with trucking? "One of the key priorities for our organization over the coming years is to advance strong fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards in the heavy-duty truck space," says Jason Mathers with the Environmental Defense Fund. But he says he wants to do it in a way that makes sense for trucking businesses.

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New Tuckunder Liftgate from Tommy Gate

New Tuckunder Liftgate from Tommy Gate

The new TKT model liftgates from Tommy Gate incorporate a state-of-the-art, wide-arm, dual-cylinder design along with numerous installation, operation, and service features to maximize both operator and upfitter convenience.

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The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck Revealed

A complete shot of the Cummins Peterbilt SuperTruck at a rest area on the test route near Bowie,...

This series of photos reveals most of the secrets behind the effectiveness of the SuperTruck, particularly its aerodynamic enhancements. No stone was left unturned by engineers who were looking for every possible aero advantage. Some of what you see here will soon make its way onto production vehicles, while other enhancement may still be a few years off. (Photos: Jim Park)

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CARB Video Touts Clean Trucks

CARB Video Touts Clean Trucks

This video from the California Air Resources Board sings the praises of the state's cleaner-burning trucks and presents a good image of truckers as environmental stewards.

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The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck, Part 2: More Secrets Revealed

Cummins ISX15 with waste heat recovery from the front-right side

The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck project achieved almost-unheard-of gains of 68% in freight efficiency over a 24-hour duty-cycle, a 50% improvement in freight efficiency on an 11-hour drive-cycle and a 20% improvement in the thermal efficiency of the engine. How did they do it, and what does that mean?

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Delving Into the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck: Part 1

Delving Into the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck: Part 1

By the time the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck made its public debut in February boasting 10.7 mpg, some contemporary trucks were achieving better than 8 mpg, and some super-fuel-conscious fleets boast even higher. While that may make the SuperTruck accomplishment seem slightly diminished, that 10.7-mpg milestone is only a small part of the story.

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Watson & Chalin Ships Axles Fast via New X-Trac

Watson & Chalin's new expedited shipping program allows customers to order up to three lift axles for shipping from a number of strategic locations throughout North America, with an expected delivery time of 48-72 hours.

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Got Questions? ELDs and Telematics

Scott Sutarik is the Business Development, OEM Sales Manager at Geotab Inc. He...

Business Development, OEM Sales Manager

Scott Sutarik from Geotab

Business Development, OEM Sales Manager

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Got Questions? Sleeper Cab Power Experts

Steve Carlson is the Xantrex OEM and fleet manager. Steve has over 20 years of...

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

Steve Carlson from Xantrex

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

http://hdtruck.xantrex.com/?utm_source=HDT&utm_medium=gotquestions&utm_campaign=onhwy

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Kenworth K370 Cabover

Kenworth's Class 6 Kenworth K270 cabover and Class 7 Kenworth K370 cabover (pictured) are...

Kenworth has updated its K370 Class 7 cabover truck with several new features including a fresh exterior, new dash and gauge cluster, front air disc brakes, electronic braking module, Allison six-speed transmission, push-button control shifter, and Dana rear axles. Read the full story here.

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Video: UPS Talks About Propane Adoption

Video: UPS Talks About Propane Adoption

In March, UPS announced plans to roll out 1,000 propane autogas vehicles and 50 on-site refueling dispensers in select locations beginning in 2015. This video from the Propane Education & Research Council features interviews with key personnel involved in the 20-car propane autogas pilot test they conducted in Gainesville, Ga., and answers why propane autogas is a fit for one the largest, most sustainable fleets in the nation.

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Morgan Offers Cold-Plate Trailer and Truck-Body System

Morgan Offers Cold-Plate Trailer and Truck-Body System

Morgan Corp. has released a cold plate refrigeration system for trailers and truck bodies. Cold plates are pre-chilled and keep commodities at proper temperatures without use of engine-driven reefer units or idling the truck’s main engine while a vehicle makes its rounds.