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Spec’ing a Low-Maintenance Trailer

Knowing when and where to save money when spec'ing a trailer can prevent headaches in the long run.

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Volvo Trucks Rolls out Online Spec’ing Tool

Volvo Trucks has released a new online configurator tool for building and customizing new Volvo VNR and VNL models.

Avoid Headaches by Spec'ing the Right Truck

With maintenance and repair costs running at a dollar a minute and half that again for parts, does it make any sense to scrimp on your truck spec?

Are Your Trucks Ready for Last-Mile Logistics?

A liftgate is key for deliveries. Consider construction, power supply, and safety when readying a fleet for the last mile.

4 Keys to Spec'ing the Right Liftgate for your Truck or Trailer

While the right liftgate can reduce operator fatigue and injuries, shorten delivery times and improve productivity, the wrong liftgate can open the door to a host of new problems.

The Role of GVWR and GCWR in Spec'ing Work Trucks

Make sure the trucks you buy are designed for their intended purposes with properly specified GVWR and GCWR.

Fleets Talk ELDs, Specs, Self-Driving Trucks on FTR Equipment Panel

How fleets think about equipment, electronic logging devices and even the future of autonomous vehicles were in the spotlight Wednesday afternoon at the annual FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis, as three trucking fleet people spoke on a panel about the challenges they face in today’s uncertain trucking environment.

To Outset, or Not to Outset

Fleets spec’ing wide single tires need to decide upfront whether to trade the vehicle as is or to spec axles and wheels for a later conversion to duals.

Trends in Trailer Suspensions

While suspension producers are constantly upgrading and improving their products and adding new models, overall trends in suspension uptake by fleets remain fairly constant.

What Smart Tanker Fleets Are Spec'ing

Owners of tank trailers keep them a long time. All the more reason to make sure when you buy a new one, you’re getting the best possible trailer for your operations for the price.