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
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
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
Transport refrigeration units will soon be subject to tighter regulations on the use of hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants.
May 2, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
It has all the performance attributes of a diesel without the maintenance and fuel costs. And it’s emissions-free, which will keep your neighbors happy.
February 14, 2017
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
Electrical problems will bring a truck to its knees, no matter how humble the source of the problem. Prevention begins with proper maintenance.
January 20, 2017
If its hydrogen fuel cell-electric powertrain proves workable and reliable, it could replace traditional diesel trucks
January 17, 2017
With two of the three major components in place, Paccar touts the advantages of an integrated powertrain.
December 20, 2016
Navistar's SuperTruck, the CatalIST, makes creative use of existing systems, relying less on advanced technology for its impressive gains.
December 20, 2016