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Spec'ing Trailers for Safe and Quick Entry and Exit

Spec'ing Trailers for Safe and Quick Entry and Exit

Slips and falls constitute a major cause of injuries and worker’s compensation claims for drivers, and while that usually applies to trucks and tractors, it also includes trailers. Many trailers are bought with no clear way to climb aboard, so drivers do the best they can.

October 10, 2016

International LT Launched Loudly, Described Enthusiastically

International LT Launched Loudly, Described Enthusiastically

Navistar unveiled its new International LT series in Las Vegas on Sept. 30 with speeches, videos, hard rock music, and fire-and-smoke effects – a launch befitting a "Vegas" production and a vehicle range that will become the company’s flagship model and, executives hope, the most popular highway tractor on the market.

September 30, 2016

SuperDuty Pickups Ably Tow, and Back, Heavy Trailers
SmartValve's a Back-Saver at Meijer Logistics
NACFE Report: Truck Platooning Could Save 4% in Fuel
What's Available in Hybrid and Electric Drive Systems
Trailers an Important Part of 2016 SuperTech

Trailers an Important Part of 2016 SuperTech

Trailers get little enough attention in the real world, and this new focus gives them the respect they deserve. Trailers (and truck bodies) are where the payloads go, after all.

September 23, 2016

FedEx Technicians Again Sweep SuperTech Competition
TMC Looks at Special Trailer Repair Issues
Hyliion's Powered Trailer Axle Goes to Europe

Hyliion's Powered Trailer Axle Goes to Europe

The Intelligent Electric Axle axle replaces a “passive” axle on a standard trailer tandem or tridem, and promises big fuel savings – 10 to 20% from hybrid-powered operation alone, Hyliion claims.

September 18, 2016

Trailer Aerodynamics Not Overly Popular, Study Shows
Hill Climbing's Easy for mDrive and 'Downsped' MP8 Diesel

Hill Climbing's Easy for mDrive and 'Downsped' MP8 Diesel

The Pinnacle-pulled rig weighed close to 80,000 pounds. So how did it pull the hills at such low engine speeds? With 1,860 lb-ft of torque, and with no more speed loss than one would find with higher revving engines.

September 7, 2016

Phase 2 GHG Rules to Curtail Use of Glider Kits

Phase 2 GHG Rules to Curtail Use of Glider Kits

Starting in January of 2021, under the new greenhouse gas regulations, glider kits will be allowed mostly for their original purpose, which was reclaiming late-model powertrains from wrecked trucks.

August 30, 2016

Test Drive: Is International's HX620 the Driver's Vocational Truck?
Phase 2 GHG Regs for Trailers Both Simple and Complex