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Western Star Debuts Extreme Duty Off-Road 'Transformer'

Western Star Debuts Extreme Duty Off-Road 'Transformer'

Western Star Trucks has just unveiled an extreme heavy-duty off-road chassis that could make owning multiple single-purpose trucks obsolete. The MBT-40 Transformer can pick up an drop truck bodies the way trash trucks pickup and drop roll-off containers.

May 12, 2016

Can Tire Balancing Save Fuel?

Can Tire Balancing Save Fuel?

Industry statistics suggest only about 30% of fleets do wheel balancing, and even those fleets usually balance only the steer axle wheels. IMI Products says if fleets balanced wheels at every position. they could see fuel savings and gains in tire life that would return their investment in balancing compounds tenfold in the just the first year.

May 11, 2016

Choosing Tires for 6x2s

Choosing Tires for 6x2s

6x2 axle configurations offer undisputable weight and fuel savings, but they take their toll on tires. Does it have to be that way?

April 29, 2016

Quick Spin: Sneak Peak of the Cummins 2017 X15
Living With ELDs: Getting Ahead of the Electronic Logs Mandate
FlowBelow Brings Aerokit to Canada

FlowBelow Brings Aerokit to Canada

FlowBelow it's its first major deal with a Canadian carrier; says snow and ice proved not to be a problem when using the devices in winter.

April 14, 2016

5 Things You Need to Know About ELDs

5 Things You Need to Know About ELDs

Electronic logging devices to track driver hours of service become mandatory in December 2017. Everything you need to know about compliance is spelled out in the final rule, but here's a quick look at some of the more common sources of confusion – and a few things you'll need to consider that are not spelled out in the text of the rule.

April 6, 2016

Pirelli Bringing Truck Tires to North America

Pirelli Bringing Truck Tires to North America

Trading on its global presence in the commercial tire market and the tremendous success of its consumer brand in the NAFTA market over the past decade, Pirelli plans to bring several popular sizes and types of truck tires to North America later this year.

March 31, 2016

3 Ways to Save on Tires

3 Ways to Save on Tires

Everybody knows tires can eat up a big chunk of a fleet’s operating budget. Keeping costs in line isn’t impossible, but you have to work at it. Here are three suggestions that can help you get a handle on tire costs and keep them under control.

March 29, 2016

Exploring the World of 6x2 Drive Axles

Exploring the World of 6x2 Drive Axles

Fleets are slowly adopting 6x2 drive axle configurations as manufacturers continue to improve the technology. Here's an overview of the latest offerings.

March 21, 2016

How to Reduce the Burden of Tire Maintenance
Leaky Roofs, Plugged DPFs and a Rainbow of Coolants: TMC Tackles them All
Michelin's Auto Tire Inflation Tech Maintains Pressure
Cummins, Eaton Strengthen Integration, Add New Torque Options

Cummins, Eaton Strengthen Integration, Add New Torque Options

Expanded torque offering mean customer can not get get the low-end performance they want without have to go to a high-horsepower bracket. Integrated call centers and better cross-training of customer service agents means it's easier for customer to get answers to their questions with just one phone call.

February 29, 2016

Haldex Re-enters North American ADB market

Haldex Re-enters North American ADB market

The first member of the ModulT family to be introduced in North America is the 22.5-inch optimized trailer brake, weighing 70 pounds including pads. It will soon be followed with 19.5-inch and 22.5-inch air disc brake sizes for trucks and buses

February 28, 2016