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Playing Chicken with Big Trucks

Playing Chicken with Big Trucks

Car drivers take their lives in their hands when they misbehave around big trucks. Now we have technology that will help keep them safe. But what about the truck and the truck driver?

August 2, 2021

How Optimizing Cylinder Deactivation Cut NOx Emissions 74% in Cummins-Tula Test
Building an Autonomous Truck Driver

Building an Autonomous Truck Driver

Autonomous trucks learn and think and adapt to situations just like human drivers, but they do it faster, and they never tire or become distracted. At least that’s the promise. Learn more about the technology behind autonomous trucks.

March 19, 2021

Cummins Discontinues ReCon DPF Program
Hino, Toyota Developing Class 8 Fuel Cell Electric Truck for North America
Autonomous Convoy Developer Locomation Completes Initial Phase of Fleet Testing
Nikola Could Roll Electric Trucks Off the Line by Late 2021

Nikola Could Roll Electric Trucks Off the Line by Late 2021

Electric heavy-duty trucks – including a Euro-style high cabover for the North American market – could begin driving off the assembly line at Nikola's new Coolidge, Arizona, manufacturing facility in as little as 12-14 months, albeit in hand-built, very limited numbers.

August 3, 2020

Engine Spec'ing 101

Engine Spec'ing 101

Spec'ing your first truck can be a daunting experience, here are some of the basics; your dealer can help with the rest.

April 15, 2020

How to Rebuild Tank Trailers

How to Rebuild Tank Trailers

What's a fleet to do with a worn-out tank trailer with a perfectly good barrel? Rebuild the thing, of course. Refurbishing gives owners the benefit of the latest lighting, brake, and suspension innovations on a virtually new chassis for about half the cost of a whole new tank trailer – and you don't have to pay the federal excise tax.

December 31, 2019

Test Drive: Hino's XL 8 Class 8 Straight Truck

Test Drive: Hino's XL 8 Class 8 Straight Truck

Hino's new forray into the Class 8 truck market is the XL 8 straight truck. Equipment Editor Jim Park was able to take it for a spin recently and found that this "Baby 8" will go head to head with any competitor and come out ahead in several ways.

September 5, 2019

A Trailer Suspension That Drivers Love

A Trailer Suspension That Drivers Love

Hendrickson's Zero Maintenance Damping system was designed to save fleets a few hundred dollars in trailer lifecycle costs. It's also proving to be a great driver recruiting and retention tool.

August 1, 2019

What American Carriers Need to Know About Canada's ELD Rule

What American Carriers Need to Know About Canada's ELD Rule

Canada is bringing its own ELD regulations into force in June 2021. American carriers operating there will need to use ELDs that comply with the Canadian rules. There are only a few differences, but some are substantial.

July 8, 2019

How to Stay Ahead of Suspension and Steering Defects

How to Stay Ahead of Suspension and Steering Defects

CVSA is planning to pay close attention to suspensions and steering systems in this year's 72-hour Roadcheck inspection blitz. Will your maintenance procedures keep your trucks off the sidelines this year?

May 29, 2019

How Alaska DOT Uses GPS for Precision Plowing

How Alaska DOT Uses GPS for Precision Plowing

If snow plow drivers who work Alaska's Thompson Pass worried about driving in white-out conditions, the road would never get cleared. But thanks to an ultra-precise GPS system, these snow plow crews are able to get the work done.

April 18, 2019

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