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Quick Spin: Volvo FL Electric Truck

Quick Spin: Volvo FL Electric Truck

HDT's Jack Roberts gets behind the wheel of one of Volvo's new electric trucks in Sweden, as Volvo shows that electric truck technology is ready to go to work in some real-world fleet operations.

June 21, 2018

CNG Trucks Offer ROI on Multiple Fronts

CNG Trucks Offer ROI on Multiple Fronts

Almost a decade ago, Sheehy Mail Contractors looked to save money by switching to CNG-powered trucks. Today, the benefits of that move affect far more than its bottom line.

June 12, 2018

Truck Platoons on the Horizon?

Truck Platoons on the Horizon?

Real-world deployment of truck platooning systems appears close, but developers aren’t keen to offer many details on their efforts.

June 12, 2018

Cutting Edge and Conventional: Shell’s Starship Concept Truck Arrives
Real-World Fuel-Economy Lessons From NACFE Run on Less

Real-World Fuel-Economy Lessons From NACFE Run on Less

A fuel-sipping tractor-trailer is a sum of its parts, and every little tenth of a mile can eventually help pay big dividends over the long haul. Check out these strategies used by fleets in the Run on Less fuel-economy run put on by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency to surpass an average of 10 mpg.

June 4, 2018

Building a Culture of Fuel Economy
Get Your Brakes Ready for Roadcheck

Get Your Brakes Ready for Roadcheck

CVSA's National Roadcheck June 5-7 may be focusing on hours of service, but you can bet that lots of trucks will be put out of service for brakes. To help you out, here’s a refresher course on inspecting your truck’s air brakes and what to do if you discover you’re not in compliance.

May 31, 2018

3 Proven Fuel-Saving Strategies for Truck Fleets
Thor COO: Electric Trucks a 'Fantastic' Fit for Regional, Local Class 8 Applications
Help for Tire Management Headaches

Help for Tire Management Headaches

Constantly evolving outsourced maintenance programs are helping fleets bring an unprecedented level of detail and expertise to total tire management.

May 10, 2018

Commentary: How Fuel-Efficient is That Electric Truck?

Commentary: How Fuel-Efficient is That Electric Truck?

No standard means of demonstrating the efficiency of electric vehicles has taken root in trucking yet. But the EPA’s MPGe rating gives fleet managers a useful means of comparing new vehicles with conventional ones.

May 9, 2018

Driving Mack’s Low-Ride Refuse Hauler
The Tales Trailers Tell: High-Tech Communications

The Tales Trailers Tell: High-Tech Communications

A growing number of OEMs and suppliers are starting to take a hard look at how to improve the flow of information about the function, health or cargo in a trailer as the latest step toward total logistics transparency.

March 27, 2018

Q&A: FR8Star CEO Matt Kropp on Using the Data from ELDs and More
Q&A: TMC Chairman Jeff Harris to Focus on Technicians