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Test Drive: Kenworth T800 Dump Truck with Latest Powertrain

The "viper yellow" paint on this Kenworth T800 grabs your attention, but there was much more to this dump truck I drove last summer
Categories: Equipment
New Tech, New Challenges for Axles & Suspensions

As the trucking industry moves into the future, even the most basic components can be subject to new operational demands. Here’s how heavy-duty axle...
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
Ounces of Prevention Means Miles of Cure For Your Tires

Unlike their human counterparts, dead tires do tell tales. And aside from underinflation and road strikes, the tales most commonly told of tires robbing...
Categories: Equipment, Telematics
Off-Road Telematics Systems Offer Increased Value to Fleets

Geo-fences and curfews are becoming more standard, but telematics systems on off-road equipment now show detail on what needs to be done before a technician...
Categories: Electric, Electric Vehicles, Equipment, Fuel Smarts, Green Fleet, Vehicle Research
Q&A: Meritor's T.J. Reed on TransPower and the Future of Electric Trucks

Meritor's T.J. Reed, global vice president of electrification, talks to HDT about the company's recent acquisition of TransPower and the state of electric...
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Vehicle and Equipment Inventory

This section delves into average fleet age and replacement cycles, as well as total units for various agencies.
Categories: Equipment
The Return of the Glider

Glider kits — new trucks and tractors that get rebuilt or remanufactured powertrain components — make up a small percentage of total new-truck purchases,...
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Driving Volvo's I-Shift with Crawler Gears

Volvo’s new Crawler Gears option for the I-Shift automated manual transmission puts one or two extra-low ratios at the driver’s fingertips – or thumb tip,...
Categories: Equipment, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Products
Webinar Exploring Five Ways To Increase Profit and Cut Costs

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine is hosting a free webinar on Nov. 7 examining the increasing business challenges fleet managers are tasked with to maintain...
Categories: Equipment
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...
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts
Delving Into the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck: Part 1

By the time the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck made its public debut in February boasting 10.7 mpg, some contemporary trucks were achieving better than 8 mpg,...
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Vehicle Research
Daimler Unveils New Oregon Proving Grounds

Daimler Trucks North America has officially opened its High Desert Proving Grounds, representing a $18.7-million investment that will put the company’s...
Categories: Equipment, Fleet Management, Operations, Upfitting, Vehicle Research
Vans Update: Surging Sales, Growing Choices

Sales of commercial vans may set a record this year and helping drive that traffic is a wider array of offerings in three distinct size categories.
Categories: Equipment, Operations, Products, Vehicle Research
Driving Impressions: Volvo's Tough Tech Truck

Volvo blends real-world work demands and cutting edge technology together seamlessly in its new VNR vocational daycab tractors. HDT Senior Editor Jack...
Categories: Equipment

Severe Duty version of Freightliner's FLD proves a joy to drive, but get one while you can, because production stops in late 2009.
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance, Operations, Vehicle Research
Street Sweepers: 10 Mistakes Fleets Make When Spec’ing – And How to Avoid Them

A wide variety of options can make spec’ing a street sweeper a daunting task. Failing to identify a fleet’s individual needs and neglecting to research...
Categories: Equipment
The Right Tires for Spread- and Multi-Axle Trailers

Spread-axle and multi-axle trailers are really hard on tires. There are tire designs and retreads that are tailored specifically for these applications.
Categories: Equipment
Club Car's Utility Vehicles Fit Specific Tasks

Club Car’s Carryall Fit-to-Task series includes task-specific utility vehicles for applications such as skilled mechanic transport, ambulance, and refuse...
Categories: Equipment, Fuel Smarts
Trading Diesel for Kilowatts

In California, electric vehicles’ zero tailpipe emissions are golden, that’s why Transportation Power Inc. has been designing and testing battery-electric...
Categories: Equipment, Maintenance
Retreads May Soon Be On SmartWay's Green List

Have a look at the list of U.S. EPA SmartWay approved low-rolling-resistance, fuel-efficient tires and you'll notice there are no retreads on the list.

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