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The Joy of Finding the Right Truck

The Joy of Finding the Right Truck

The young fleet operator of Texas-based Nuñez Trucking is so happy with his first new truck, he’s getting four more.

February 22, 2019

Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

Trailer aerodynamics and glider kits might get a reprieve from the fuel-efficiency rules, but backing away from national rules would turn California loose, some warn.

October 27, 2017

What's New in Dump Trailers?

What's New in Dump Trailers?

Think you’re seeing a lot of aluminum end-dump trailers in recent years? You are. Aluminum’s in, but steel still has a place.

October 2, 2017

Drop Deck Decisions

Drop Deck Decisions

Special cargos require specialized trailers, and one is the drop deck, whether made of steel, aluminum, or a combination of the two.

May 25, 2017

KW’s New T880S Has Traditional Looks, Surprising Turnability

KW’s New T880S Has Traditional Looks, Surprising Turnability

A forward-set steer axle is usually a way to stretch truck’s wheelbase to meet weight-distribution laws in so-called bridge states, but the styling of Kenworth’s new vocational T880S has sparked interest from non-vocational users.

April 7, 2017

Trailers are Smarter Than Ever

Trailers are Smarter Than Ever

Reefer temperature sensing, remote tracking, and tire pressure management are now in use. Coming soon: monitoring more mechanical conditions.

January 23, 2017

Chassis Recycling Among Nikola Motor's Plans

Chassis Recycling Among Nikola Motor's Plans

A "cab replacement program" will enable Nikola fuel cell-electric chassis to be reused "over and over again," the company's founder said, answering one of many questions answered at the launch event last month.

December 30, 2016

Trailers the European Way

Trailers the European Way

European designs are often more elegant (or complex, depending on how you look at it), but these features add functionality to products.

December 22, 2016

Quick Spin: International LT625

Quick Spin: International LT625

Quietness and driver-inspired interior amenities are the prime virtues of International’s recently introduced LT series tractor.

December 21, 2016

The Future of Refrigerated Trailers

The Future of Refrigerated Trailers

What will the refrigerated trailer of the future be made of? Strong, lightweight and corrosion-proof composites? Very possibly. Economical, efficient aluminum sheet-and-post design, like now? Yes, for a number of years yet.

November 21, 2016

Medium-Duty Update: Growing Sales, Diesel Developments, Vertical Integration
Class 8 Update: Downturn, But Far From Bad Times
Spec'ing Trailers for Safe and Quick Entry and Exit

Spec'ing Trailers for Safe and Quick Entry and Exit

Slips and falls constitute a major cause of injuries and worker’s compensation claims for drivers, and while that usually applies to trucks and tractors, it also includes trailers. Many trailers are bought with no clear way to climb aboard, so drivers do the best they can.

October 10, 2016

SmartValve's a Back-Saver at Meijer Logistics
Hill Climbing's Easy for mDrive and 'Downsped' MP8 Diesel

Hill Climbing's Easy for mDrive and 'Downsped' MP8 Diesel

The Pinnacle-pulled rig weighed close to 80,000 pounds. So how did it pull the hills at such low engine speeds? With 1,860 lb-ft of torque, and with no more speed loss than one would find with higher revving engines.

September 7, 2016

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