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Tried and True Tire Repairs

Tried and True Tire Repairs

Smart fleet managers understand that wringing every possible mile from a truck tire saves money. Which means that getting tires fixed properly after failures do occur is vital for both vehicle productivity and fleet profitability.

February 17, 2017

A New Frontier in Driver Health

A New Frontier in Driver Health

Very soon, integrated and automated vehicle systems will work together to keep drivers alert and healthy. But that technology will come at a cost.

February 16, 2017

The Future Looks Familiar for Volvo's SuperTruck

The Future Looks Familiar for Volvo's SuperTruck

Volvo's SuperTruck features some amazing, cutting-edge technology. And yet 70% of its components are running the roads on VNL tractors today. Equipment Editor Jim Park and Senior Editor Jack Roberts were the first non-Volvo drivers to climb behind the wheel. Roberts shares the experience in his Truck Tech blog.

February 15, 2017

Controlling Creeping Fleet Costs

Controlling Creeping Fleet Costs

Running a successful fleet means keeping an eye on both your front office costs, as well as what’s happening in your shop and in the yard.

February 13, 2017

Five Years to Autonomous?

Five Years to Autonomous?

Traffic safety expert Dr. Jim Helund thinks autonomous vehicles will be on the road in five years. And their introduction will have far-reaching consequences for all of us.

February 10, 2017

The Future in Your Pocket

The Future in Your Pocket

In the Truck Tech blog, senior editor Jack Roberts explains that smartphones are poised to become the foundational building blocks that will take trucking into a new world of integrated operations and efficiency.

February 1, 2017

Real-World Electric Highway Tests Start in Sweden

Real-World Electric Highway Tests Start in Sweden

The 2-kilometer stretch of road features a dedicated hybrid truck lane with a Siemens conductive system with overhead electrical wires, very much like the systems commonly used on mass-transit street cars, buses and trains today.

January 31, 2017

Will Trump's Take on Trade Be Boost or Bust for Fleets?

Will Trump's Take on Trade Be Boost or Bust for Fleets?

Last summer, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that cross-border trade generated by NAFTA alone was worth $89 billion to the trucking industry. So are President Trump’s recent free trade actions a positive move for trucking? Or should American fleet executives be concerned?

January 27, 2017

Trump and Trade

Trump and Trade

President Trump is already making good on campaign promises to end or seriously alter U.S. free trade agreements. But what are the pros and cons of these moves?

January 24, 2017

Test Drive: Detroit's 5-Liter Street Fighter

Test Drive: Detroit's 5-Liter Street Fighter

Even in an age of ‘rightsizing,’ many fleets have been reluctant to give a 4-cylinder engine a chance. Detroit’s new DD5 diesel is about to challenge that point of view.

January 23, 2017

Volvo, Mack, to Discontinue 16-liter Diesel Immediately
A Not-So-Gentle Reminder

A Not-So-Gentle Reminder

It's never been easier to get distracted behind the wheel -- age and experience notwithstanding. Jack Roberts got an up close and personal reminder of that recently, as he shares in his Truck Tech blog.

January 10, 2017

Groups Want Behind-the-Wheel Time Restored to Entry-Level Driver Rule
The Future Revealed

The Future Revealed

2016 was the year the crystal ball cleared and offered anyone brave enough to look a clear vision of the future of logistics. Jack Roberts shares his end-of-year thoughts in his Truck Tech blog.

December 28, 2016

21st Century Truck Wheels

21st Century Truck Wheels

In practice, wheels function quite well with only limited attention and maintenance. But that’s no excuse not to pay attention to them at regular intervals.

December 22, 2016