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Nothing is more important to your fleet’s success than properly spec’d trucks. But there are thousands of options out there, so determining which specs are best for your needs can be a challenge. Here's some advice from a longtime spec'ing authority.

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A Lot of Thought Went Into This Tanker

On the road last month, Senior Editor Tom Berg spotted a pneumatic tanker trailer with some non-traditional features. He shares some insight from the driver in his latest Trailer Talk blog.

Exploring the World of 6x2 Drive Axles

Fleets are slowly adopting 6x2 drive axle configurations as manufacturers continue to improve the technology. Here's an overview of the latest offerings.

Volvo's Unique 6x2 Tractor Platform

Sometimes called a "pusher" or "dead axle," Adaptive Loading allows the axle to be lifted completely off the ground when it's not needed, providing additional fuel savings over the straight 6x2 setup.

Reyco Granning Debuts Auxiliary Lift-Axle Suspensions

Reyco Granning introduced its new LiftMaster family of auxiliary lift-axle suspensions at the NTEA Work Truck Show— the ALAP-13 (PS) steerable and ALAP-13 (NS) non-steerable-- for heavy-duty Class 7/8 trucks.

Polar's MyLift Automates Lift Axle Control

Polar Tank Trailer's new myLift automatic lift axle control system automatically deploys and lifts up to two axles by reading pressure in the fixed-axle air suspension.