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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

TMC Panel Educates Fleets on Real-World Electric Truck Operation
Q&A: FR8Star CEO Matt Kropp on Using the Data from ELDs and More
Tire Telematics: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Western Star Celebrates Half Century Mark

Western Star Celebrates Half Century Mark

Western Star, the truck OEM that President Kelley Platt likes to tout as "the last of the custom truck builders" has hit the half-century mark. It also unveiled a new, 25-ton, off-highway truck designed to work in construction, mining and quarry applications to reporters in Phoenix.

April 27, 2017

Freightliner Aims to Stay on Top in Mexico

Freightliner Aims to Stay on Top in Mexico

Freightliner is maintaining an impressive 39% share of the Mexican commercial truck market as 2017 draws to a close — and is looking to build on that standing in 2018. HDT's Jack Roberts reports from Puerto Vallarta.

November 29, 2017

Coolant Confusion Crisis

Coolant Confusion Crisis

Many fleet managers today have no idea what coolants are in their trucks — or even what coolants are supposed to be in them. Here’s how suppliers are working to correct that problem.

April 21, 2017

Starsky Robotics Goes All-In On Driverless Trucks

Starsky Robotics Goes All-In On Driverless Trucks

Another start-up tech company is aggressively staking its claim as an autonomous trucking technology leader. San Francisco-based Starsky Robotics recently touted a 7-mile test run with no human interaction as well as a $16.5 million Series A investment in the company.

March 23, 2018

HDT's 2018 Class 8 Truck Preview

HDT's 2018 Class 8 Truck Preview

A host of new models and features show that 2018 will be a game-changer in terms of Class 8 truck productivity and technology.

November 22, 2017

What's Hot in Medium-Duty for 2018

What's Hot in Medium-Duty for 2018

Big rigs are grabbing all the technology headlines today. But medium-duty truck and van models continue to see improved safety and productivity. Check out HDT's annual round-up of what's new in medium-duty.

October 18, 2017

How to Get a Fast 1 MPG Fuel Economy Boost

How to Get a Fast 1 MPG Fuel Economy Boost

Joel Morrow, technology officer for Ploger Transportation and recognized fuel economy guru, shares a quick and easy way to get an immediate 1 mpg fuel economy bump from new trucks.

June 15, 2018

The Hyperloop Scoop

The Hyperloop Scoop

A whole new means of moving people and freight is quickly moving from concept to reality all around the globe.

July 20, 2018

Navistar Rising: A26 Engine Signals New Chapter

Navistar Rising: A26 Engine Signals New Chapter

International's all-new A26 diesel engine is the product of a radically new engineering philosophy designed to return the company to its position as a technology leader in the trucking industry, says the company.

February 27, 2017

Get Your Brakes Ready for Roadcheck

Get Your Brakes Ready for Roadcheck

CVSA's National Roadcheck June 5-7 may be focusing on hours of service, but you can bet that lots of trucks will be put out of service for brakes. To help you out, here’s a refresher course on inspecting your truck’s air brakes and what to do if you discover you’re not in compliance.

May 31, 2018