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Will Electric Trucks Need New Suspensions?

Will Electric Trucks Need New Suspensions?

Electric trucks will redefine how we move freight, but will the addition of a few tons of batteries demand a redesign of the vehicle itself? Find out.

November 24, 2021

6 Steps to Longer Steer Tire Mileage
Where to Now for Diesels?

Where to Now for Diesels?

Despite all the attention being given to electric drivetrains, diesel engines still have a long future ahead of them. Engineering, design and innovation centers have never been busier.

September 28, 2021

Deep Dive: Western Star 47X

Deep Dive: Western Star 47X

Western Star’s newest vocational chassis, the 47X – introduced last week by Daimler Trucks North America – is more than a scaled down version of the 49X.

September 28, 2021

What Will Electrification Mean for Truck Tires?

What Will Electrification Mean for Truck Tires?

Tire designs for electric trucks will need to account for greater stresses from weight and torque — but they will need to remain interchangeable with existing tires and be retreadable.

September 9, 2021

Could You Pass This Brake Quiz?

Could You Pass This Brake Quiz?

Brakes are the most important safety feature on trucks, yet they may not be getting the respect attention they deserve from drivers and technicians.

August 27, 2021

Eaton: 48-volt Power Will Drive Cuts in Vehicle Emissions
Nearly 90% of Trucks Pass CVSA Brake Inspections

Nearly 90% of Trucks Pass CVSA Brake Inspections

Results from an unannounced brake inspection blitz by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance show an improvement over 2019, but reinforce the need for ongoing brake inspections and improved brake maintenance.

July 19, 2021

How to Reduce Splash and Spray From Your Trucks
Tweak Engine Settings To Save Fuel

Tweak Engine Settings To Save Fuel

Dialing in some basic fuel-economy parameters to your engine settings can easily save 5% in fuel. Dig a little deeper into the ECM and even more savings are possible.

June 14, 2021

How to Maximize Trailer Space
SAF-Holland Introduces Fixed Frame Air Suspension Series
Parts Shortage Hobbles New Truck Deliveries, Worsens Downtime
How Optimizing Cylinder Deactivation Cut NOx Emissions 74% in Cummins-Tula Test
Inside Waymo's Autonomous Truck [VIDEO]

Inside Waymo's Autonomous Truck [VIDEO]

Waymo offers a virtual ride-along in the cab of one of its autonomous fleet trucks. A 15-minute loop around the south side of Phoenix reveals how the AI recognizes and responds to traffic.

March 25, 2021

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