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What Exactly is Torque in a Truck Engine, Anyway?
In-Vehicle Communication Standards for Trucks: Where Do We Go With J1939?
Tech Breakthroughs Big and Small

Tech Breakthroughs Big and Small

Chevron's new diesel engine oil is a disruptive technological breakthrough in its own right. Blog commentary from HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts

November 27, 2019

Danger: A Cavalier Attitude at Work!

Danger: A Cavalier Attitude at Work!

As trucks and trailers become more complex, we need to deliberately apply real skills and not simply rely on "common sense" at the risk of our safety and the safety of those around us.

November 20, 2019

Meet Kenworth's First Female Certified Master Truck Technician
Management by Walking Around

Management by Walking Around

Why not close your email folder, put the phone down, and take a walk around your facility to find out what's really going on with your employees?

October 10, 2019

Imagine A Better World for Technicians

Imagine A Better World for Technicians

Even if we could find a way to fill every driver’s seat, our trucking industry and our nation would still be in dire straits. We need more technicians and we need them soon – but first some things have to change, says Paul Cupka with the Fairfax County Department of Vehicle Services in this Guest Voices blog.

August 7, 2019

5 Things Fleets are Concerned About in mid-2019

5 Things Fleets are Concerned About in mid-2019

We’re nearly halfway through 2019, so HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge asked HDT’s Editorial Advisory Board what current trends and issues are most on their minds.

June 21, 2019

How One Truck Fleet is Closing in on True Predictive Maintenance
Can Electric Trucks Ease the Technician Shortage?

Can Electric Trucks Ease the Technician Shortage?

Electric trucks have thousands fewer moving parts than vehicles with conventional powertrains. Does that mean near-future fleets could get by with fewer technicians? Senior Editor Jack Roberts takes a look in the Truck Tech blog.

April 8, 2019

Are We Paying Diesel Technicians Enough?

Are We Paying Diesel Technicians Enough?

The driver shortage finally got so bad that over the past year, fleets have raised pay by largely unprecedented levels. But what about technicians? Deborah Lockridge shares one technician's perspective in her All That's Trucking blog.

January 18, 2019

How to Get a Fast 1 MPG Fuel Economy Boost

How to Get a Fast 1 MPG Fuel Economy Boost

Joel Morrow, technology officer for Ploger Transportation and recognized fuel economy guru, shares a quick and easy way to get an immediate 1 mpg fuel economy bump from new trucks.

June 15, 2018

Vehicles in Floodwater? Bendix Offers Servicing Tips

Vehicles in Floodwater? Bendix Offers Servicing Tips

If heavy trucks and trailers have been in relatively shallow water and circuitry and on-board computers are not damaged, they might still be serviceable. Not right away, though. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor

September 13, 2017

Trailers an Important Part of 2016 SuperTech

Trailers an Important Part of 2016 SuperTech

Trailers get little enough attention in the real world, and this new focus gives them the respect they deserve. Trailers (and truck bodies) are where the payloads go, after all.

September 23, 2016

Leaky Roofs, Plugged DPFs and a Rainbow of Coolants: TMC Tackles them All