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Quick Spin: TRW's Smart Power Steering

Quick Spin: TRW's Smart Power Steering

TRW’s new ReAX electric/hydraulic power steering senses vehicle speed and proportionately assists the steering effort, which is great in tight spots.

May 28, 2015

The Challenge of Standardizing Aerodynamic Testing
It's National Tire Safety Week

It's National Tire Safety Week

Tire maintenance plays a big role in fleet safety and efficiency. Now is a good time to remind drivers and technicians about the importance of proper tire care.

May 26, 2015

The Automated Revolution is Real

The Automated Revolution is Real

After 20 years on the fringes of the heavy-duty transmission world, the switch from sticks to semiconductors may be reaching the tipping point.

May 25, 2015

Tire Maintenance with Ryder's Scott Perry

Tire Maintenance with Ryder's Scott Perry

Ryder Systems has one of the most diverse fleets in the country, and one of the largest. Management of that fleet's tire assets falls to Scott Perry, vice president of supply management. You may not find him out in the yard gauging tires, but he certainly responsible for getting every last penny in value from his tires.

May 12, 2015

Hands-off on the Highway

Hands-off on the Highway

There are still a few misconceptions about autonomous commercial vehicles. They are not driverless trucks, but trucks that help make drivers' lives a little easier and roadways safer through the use of advanced technology. Jim Park takes a ride in Daimler's Inspiration Truck.

May 7, 2015

Figuring Out Wide-Base Single Tires

Figuring Out Wide-Base Single Tires

Wide-based single tires have proven weight- and fuel-saving properties, but not every fleet can make them work. Yet there may still be options.

April 29, 2015

How Corrosion Causes Electrical Problems

How Corrosion Causes Electrical Problems

Almost every electrical or electronic problem with trucks today can be traced back to one single source: corrosion-induced voltage irregularities.

April 21, 2015

5 Ways to Extend Tire Life and Improve Fuel Economy

5 Ways to Extend Tire Life and Improve Fuel Economy

Fuel efficiency and tread mileage go hand in hand. Here's one of those rare opportunities to whack two birds with one stone. By following these five easy steps, you can improve your tread life as well as your fuel economy.

April 7, 2015

Working With Your Tire Provider

Working With Your Tire Provider

Anybody can change a tire, but does your dealer make yard calls and bring some inventory along so the necessary tires can be changed on site without delay?

March 23, 2015

Optimizing Engines To Improve Fuel Efficiency
The Slippery Slope of Aerodynamic Testing
TMC Survey Reveals Misinformed View of Fuel-Efficient Tires
Test Drive: Kenworth T680 Advantage

Test Drive: Kenworth T680 Advantage

A new powertrain, enhanced aerodynamics and light-weighting make the T680 Advantage the most fuel-efficient Kenworth ever.

February 23, 2015

Strategies For Staying On Top of CSA

Strategies For Staying On Top of CSA

A very large percentage of all CSA violations are almost entirely and easily preventable. Others may require more diligence and oversight, but they are still manageable.

February 17, 2015