Drive axle inflation systems might not be the Holy Grail of truck maintenance, but they are in a position to cure a vexing problem. Tire pressure maintenance is time-consuming and costly, but there's no debating the savings from properly inflated tires. At least four manufacturers have systems in development. At least one is already available.
January 27, 2015
Torque is both an enabler of downspeeding and a source of concern about
delivering peak torque at very low engine speed.
January 26, 2015
If you’re planning to add natural gas trucks to your fleet, you will likely have to make some modifications to your shop. That exercise could go smoothly or not, depending on how much homework you do in advance.
January 26, 2015
Detroit Assurance is the name of a new safety system from Daimler Trucks North America that could save your hide in a crash while saving fuel in less dire circumstances.
January 19, 2015
Scrap piles call tell a lot about how fleets are using their tires and help reduce tire costs and improve miles to removal.
January 13, 2015
If you are not running at least 105 psi in your steer tires, you’re running underinflated. In some cases, those tires may be in run-flat condition.
December 9, 2014
We sat down with tire-industry expert Al Cohn to gain some insight into fuel-efficient tires. We asked about inflation pressure and how it relates to tire wear and fuel efficiency, and about the wisdom of paying more for a tire that doesn't last as long.
November 25, 2014
What to track in a tire program to make sure you’re getting the most out of every day they spend on the road.
November 20, 2014
Eaton’s Procision dual-clutch medium-duty automated transmission
promises automatic-like driver feel with manual performance attributes.
November 18, 2014
Western Star’s 5700XE might just be everything to everyone. It’s a big
classic-styled truck with second-to-one aerodynamics.
November 14, 2014
Moving tire care in-house can save time and money - if you have the right tools.
October 29, 2014
A comparison between a set of standard halogen headlamps and LED headlamps reveals, well, there is no comparison.
October 23, 2014
Fleets are increasingly looking to tire pressure and temperature monitoring systems to optimize tire life and performance -- but if the system is not installed right, you won't get the full benefit of your investment.
October 10, 2014
Peterbilt's new Class 6/7 COE is ideally suited for city P&D as well as landscaping applications.
September 18, 2014
While adoption is slower than expected, technology improvements are changing some traditional assumptions of compressed and liquified natural gas.
September 12, 2014