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21st Century Truck Wheels

21st Century Truck Wheels

In practice, wheels function quite well with only limited attention and maintenance. But that’s no excuse not to pay attention to them at regular intervals.

December 22, 2016

TMC's New Chairman on Trucking's Race to the Future

TMC's New Chairman on Trucking's Race to the Future

“I’m really thinking a lot about the ‘TMC of Tomorrow,'" says Glen McDonald, for whom assuming the chairmanship of the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council is a pinnacle moment in his long career in trucking.

March 20, 2017

Commentary: Get Ready for Trucking's Future

Commentary: Get Ready for Trucking's Future

The only certain thing about the future is that some companies will figure out how to make money using emerging transportation technology. Will your fleet be one of them? Commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

May 19, 2017

Driving Impressions: Volvo's Tough Tech Truck

Driving Impressions: Volvo's Tough Tech Truck

Volvo blends real-world work demands and cutting edge technology together seamlessly in its new VNR vocational daycab tractors. HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts files this report from North Carolina with his first driving impressions of the new regional truck.

June 1, 2017

Commentary: Will Electric Trucks Charge Ahead?

Commentary: Will Electric Trucks Charge Ahead?

They are already here in small numbers, and several P&D fleets...are aggressively evaluating their performance today. So what does the future hold for electric trucks? Senior Editor Jack Roberts writes in his June column.

June 26, 2017

A New Frontier in Diagnostics

A New Frontier in Diagnostics

Diagnostic devices on the shop floor are powerful maintenance tools. But as with any new technology, fleets are still learning how to uses them in a cost-effective manner.

November 17, 2017

Scuttling of Sleep Apnea Screening Proposal Draws Heated Reactions
Fleets Share Best Practices on Implementing New Technologies
Quick Spin: ZF’s Reax Electronic Steering System

Quick Spin: ZF’s Reax Electronic Steering System

ZF's Reax is a smart, electronic control system that takes input data from various sensors around the vehicle, including the driver, and either loosens, or tightens steering response based on what the truck is doing and what the driver needs in terms of steering inputs to do it safely.

August 29, 2017

Q&A: TMC Chairman Jeff Harris to Focus on Technicians
Euro-Style Cargo Vans Break the Mold

Euro-Style Cargo Vans Break the Mold

A new breed of commercial van is sweeping the country with capabilities and features unheard of just a few years ago. Here’s why many experts think these vans will soon dominate in light- and medium-duty fleets.

December 19, 2016

Cautiously Optimistic, Rusty Rush Looks Ahead
The Quest for Lighter Trailers

The Quest for Lighter Trailers

Trailers need to be as light, strong, cheap and durable as possible, creating a never-ending race for an always-lighter design.

January 19, 2018

Test Drive: Mack’s Low-Ride Refuse Hauler

Test Drive: Mack’s Low-Ride Refuse Hauler

Mack’s LR model features high-powered, smart hydraulics and finely-tuned details to help refuse fleets move trash fast. Jack Roberts takes it for a test drive.

February 21, 2018

Thor COO: Electric Trucks a 'Fantastic' Fit for Regional, Local Class 8 Applications