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Coming Soon: Inflation Systems for Drive Axles

Coming Soon: Inflation Systems for Drive Axles

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

Powertrain Specs: More Science Than Art
Navigating A Natural Gas Shop Conversion

Navigating A Natural Gas Shop Conversion

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

Test Drive: Daimler's Detroit Assurance Safety System
What You Can Learn From Tires When You're Ready to Scrap Them
Are You Putting Enough Air  In Your Steer Tires?
Q&A: Al Cohn on Fuel-Efficient Tires, Footprints and Inflation

Q&A: Al Cohn on Fuel-Efficient Tires, Footprints and Inflation

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

Getting the Most Out of Your Tire Program
QuickSpin: Using Eaton's Procision Dual-Clutch Transmission
Test Drive: Western Star 5700XE

Test Drive: Western Star 5700XE

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

Top Tools for the Tire Shop
QuickSpin: LED Headlights vs. Halogen
Get the Most from Your Tire Pressure Sensors

Get the Most from Your Tire Pressure Sensors

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

Quick Spin: Peterbilt Model 220
Natural Gas Technology Improvements Changing Attitudes