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FMCSA Proposes New Under-21 Commercial Driver Pilot Program
Seating Matters More than You Think

Seating Matters More than You Think

Of all the points of contact a fleet has with a driver, it's seating that is a constant reminder of how much the company appreciates its workers.

March 21, 2019

Can LEDs Clean Your Truck?

Can LEDs Clean Your Truck?

Optronics International has developed a new LED technology that it claims can sanitize the air and material surfaces in vehicle interiors wherever the light shines.

January 22, 2019

Trucker Who Saved Motorist After Crash Named Goodyear Highway Hero
Is a Video Safety Strategy in Your Future?

Is a Video Safety Strategy in Your Future?

Fleets are becoming very curious about on board video recording devices. There are dozens of very good reason to get get serious about acquiring such systems, but there's a downside to the systems as well. Mike Nalepka, CEO of VideoProtects.com, shared his thoughts on truck cams at Bobit Business Media's Fleet technology Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.

October 19, 2016

Can Big Trucks be Hacked?

Can Big Trucks be Hacked?

Recent research proves it is possible to take partial control of some truck systems via direct connection to a truck's on-board diagnostic port, or data port. Whether or not remote control is possible remains to be proven.

August 8, 2016

Can Tire Balancing Save Fuel?

Can Tire Balancing Save Fuel?

Industry statistics suggest only about 30% of fleets do wheel balancing, and even those fleets usually balance only the steer axle wheels. IMI Products says if fleets balanced wheels at every position. they could see fuel savings and gains in tire life that would return their investment in balancing compounds tenfold in the just the first year.

May 11, 2016

First-timer Travis Graham Cleans Up at Rush Tech Skills Rodeo
NACFE Shows Downspeeding Good for 2-3% Fuel Savings

NACFE Shows Downspeeding Good for 2-3% Fuel Savings

A new report delves into the use of downspeeding, which is becoming a popular fuel saving strategy for fleets. The concept makes use of numerically lower rear-axle ratios to lower engine rpm at vehicle cruise speed.

October 29, 2015

Truckstop.com and FTR Launch Advanced Trans4Cast

Truckstop.com and FTR Launch Advanced Trans4Cast

The reinvented Trans4Cast provides a deeper dive into the spot marketplace. Freight professionals are now able to see information that’s more relevant to their business, viewing spot market data by freight equipment type and region.

September 16, 2015

Video: The Autonomous Truck Comes to Life

Video: The Autonomous Truck Comes to Life

HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park gets a right-hand-seat view of Daimler Truck's Inspiration Truck and the Highway Pilot autonomous control system in action.

May 11, 2015

Navistar Takes ProStar ES to 110,000 GVW

Navistar Takes ProStar ES to 110,000 GVW

Downspeeding isn't a good approach to fuel savings in high GVW applications, so Navistar is offering Canadians a ProStar ES spec designed for 110,000 GVW. It features Eaton's 16-speed UltraShift and engines from Cummins and Navistar optimized for higher weights.

April 19, 2015

Eaton Stirs up Medium-Duty Market with Dual-Clutch Transmission

Eaton Stirs up Medium-Duty Market with Dual-Clutch Transmission

A new medium-duty, dual-clutch transmission from Eaton, called Procision, promises automatic-like driver feel and interface with the performance attributes of a manual transmission, plus fuel and maintenance savings. Equipment Editor Jim Park has the story.

September 5, 2014

The Return of the Truck that Never Went Away

The Return of the Truck that Never Went Away

Many thought the Argosy COE went out of production in 2006, but it's still available in NAFTA markets as a glider kit. DTNA says interest in the truck is growing as more customers become aware of its continued availability.

January 13, 2014

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