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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

A New Cab Corrosion Threat: Keep it at Bay

A New Cab Corrosion Threat: Keep it at Bay

Cab corrosion of the penetrating kind is almost a thing of the past, but deicing chemicals can lodge in obscure places and cause structural damage year-round.

November 22, 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

Battery-Electric Trucks: Maintenance 101

Battery-Electric Trucks: Maintenance 101

Dropping diesel powertrains for battery-electric means there will be fewer parts to worry about, but procedures will change and new maintenance intervals will be needed.

September 27, 2021

Q&A: WiTricity CMO Amy Barzdukas on Wireless Charging for MD Trucks
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

CVSA Ponders Driverless-Truck Enforcement

CVSA Ponders Driverless-Truck Enforcement

It will be impractical to have autonomous trucks pull into inspections stations, so CVSA and the industry are examining alternatives to traditional vehicle inspections.

July 26, 2021

How to Reduce Splash and Spray From Your Trucks
How CDA Works to Cut Emissions, Improve Efficiency
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

Q&A: Volvo Sees Hydrogen as Key Player in Green Trucking
How to Maximize Trailer Space
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