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GHG Phase 2 Leading to More Sophisticated Medium-Duty Transmissions
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

Spec'ing Regional Trucks

Spec'ing Regional Trucks

A regional spec is a pretty broad term. How do you optimize efficiency and cost when a truck might be doing completely different work from one day to the next?

April 15, 2020

Keep Your Trailers From Being Eaten Alive
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

Keeping Converter Dollies in Top Condition
Don’t Overlook Trailer Anchor Points

Don’t Overlook Trailer Anchor Points

Open-deck trailers are actually part of a cargo securement system, so anchor points and permanent tie-down assemblies need to be inspected.

May 14, 2019

Choose the Right Brake Linings for Your Truck Fleet
Can Shorter Truck Lifecycles Save Fleets Money?
Wide-Single Tires Need a Little More Care

Wide-Single Tires Need a Little More Care

Wide-base single tires have saved truck fleets millions of gallons of fuel over the 20-plus years they have been in service and facilitated the transport of thousands of additional tons of payload. Good maintenance improves the value proposition with wide-base singles.

September 26, 2016

3 Ways to Save on Tires

3 Ways to Save on Tires

Everybody knows tires can eat up a big chunk of a fleet’s operating budget. Keeping costs in line isn’t impossible, but you have to work at it. Here are three suggestions that can help you get a handle on tire costs and keep them under control.

March 29, 2016

How to Reduce the Burden of Tire Maintenance
What’s Going on with my Brakes?

What’s Going on with my Brakes?

When we started looking at wheel-end issues for this month's Tires & Wheels story, we discovered that reduced stopping distance rules have had some unintended consequences.

September 8, 2014