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Regular Tire Inspections Save Time in the Long Run

Regular Tire Inspections Save Time in the Long Run

National Tire Safety Week is more for consumers and passenger car drivers, but given tires' third-place ranking in trucking fleets' operating costs, we figured a few timely reminders wouldn't hurt. This is part one in a five-part series for National Tire Safety Week.

May 29, 2017

What's Ahead for Wide-Base Single Tires?

What's Ahead for Wide-Base Single Tires?

Could the next round of greenhouse gas reduction rules push more fleets over to wide-base single tires? It seems likely, given not only their relatively low rolling resistance but weight savings as well.

May 23, 2017

Are Your Brakes up to Snuff?

Are Your Brakes up to Snuff?

With all the advantages provided by today’s advanced safety systems, what a shame it would be if they couldn’t live up to their potential because of poorly maintained foundation brakes or inadequate friction material.

May 18, 2017

New Refrigerants on the Way

New Refrigerants on the Way

Transport refrigeration units will soon be subject to tighter regulations on the use of hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants.

May 2, 2017

To Outset, or Not to Outset

To Outset, or Not to Outset

Fleets spec’ing wide single tires need to decide upfront whether to trade the vehicle as is or to spec axles and wheels for a later conversion to duals.

April 28, 2017

Driving Volvo’s SuperTruck

Driving Volvo’s SuperTruck

What you can see of Volvo’s SuperTruck vehicle is pretty spectacular, though fairly plain at heart. It’s what you can’t see that stirs the imagination. Equipment Editor Jim Park explains in this first-person Test Drive.

April 27, 2017

Trends in Trailer Suspensions

Trends in Trailer Suspensions

While suspension producers are constantly upgrading and improving their products and adding new models, overall trends in suspension uptake by fleets remain fairly constant.

March 27, 2017

The Case for Fuel Filtration

The Case for Fuel Filtration

Fuel filters are your engine’s first and last line of defense against expensive damage from water and particles of debris that are found in diesel fuel.

March 21, 2017

The Quest for Uptime

The Quest for Uptime

We’re doing a better job at keeping trucks out of the shop and out on the road earning money, but it’s been a long, steep learning curve. These fleets find the key to increasing uptime is to make the most of their downtime.

February 17, 2017

Quick Spin: Orange EV's All-Electric Terminal Tractor
Choosing Tires for On and Off the Road

Choosing Tires for On and Off the Road

There are still big differences in tire designs for on-highway and off-road tires, but newer designs make it possible to do a little of both.

January 24, 2017

Is Your Electrical Maintenance Doing the Job?
Nikola One: Disruptive Technology?

Nikola One: Disruptive Technology?

If its hydrogen fuel cell-electric powertrain proves workable and reliable, it could replace traditional diesel trucks

January 17, 2017

Quick Spin: Paccar’s New Powertrain
How Navistar’s SuperTruck Exceeded Goals