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
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
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
We get behind the wheel of the newest fuel-efficient version of the Cummins ISX and find there’s much to look forward to.
April 25, 2016
Fleets prepared to make the necessary changes to every facet of their operation will be more successful transitioning to e-logs.
April 18, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
Tire maintenance needn’t be a mind-numbing inconvenience. These tools can reduce the workload and improve efficiency.
March 9, 2016
What we learn from sessions like TMC's Fleet Forum is that you probably aren't the only truck owner having a particular problem. It puts the boots to the oft-heard comment from dealers, "Gee, I've never heard that one before."
March 3, 2016
Michelin Auto Inflate will use automatic tire inflation technology developed by Aperia Technologies called Halo to maintain the pressure on drive and trailer tires.
March 1, 2016
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
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