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What’s the right axle ratio for vocational trucks?

Carrying your vocational load means balancing the right axle ratio with the right axle weight rating. Just as advanced engine technology and deeper integration have enabled faster axle ratios on-highway, so too have those engine efficiencies translated to the vocational world. “Today’s engines are more advanced and efficient than ever,” said Kelly Gedert, director of

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What vocational truck weight class is your axle working in?

Are you a heavy-haul roller or do you cube out before you weigh out? The load that’s riding on your axles shoulders will greatly determine the equipment you spec for your vocational truck application. “Selecting the proper weight rating for steer and drive axles allows the truck to haul the right amount of payload for

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Combating cold weather electrical issues

Proper preventive maintenance can go a long way toward eliminating battery and other electrical issues.

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Executive Interview: Cooper Tire is sticking to the plan for its truck tires

When you set out to accomplish a goal, the most daunting part is the beginning. It’s looking at the blank piece of paper, the immaculately clear whiteboard, or the empty, recently rented office space, and realizing that it’s time to start building something—as soon as you figure out where to start. Once something’s in motion,

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Inside the Volvo Trucks electric VNR

Volvo Trucks North America offered a first look at its Class 8 battery-electric project trucks during an event at TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana, Calif. The Volvo VNR Electric project trucks will be put into real-world commercial operations with two of California’s leading freight companies, Dependable Supply Chain Services and NFI. Volvo Trucks engineers and

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Addressing electric truck charging infrastructure challenges

Electric truck charging infrastructure can be confusing, especially when fleets that have talked diesel MPG need to talk electric Kwh. At the Volvo LIGHTS Project event that highlighted a collaborative approach to truck electrification, a panel of speakers took to the TEC Equipment shop floor next to newly-installed ABB chargers to tell fleets: You’re not

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Volvo Trucks turns on the electric LIGHTS project

Two years, $44.8 million and 16 partners came together in the Volvo Trucks North America LIGHTS project to bring not just the Volvo electric VNR to market, but a holistic electric truck strategy—from charging infrastructure to electric truck maintenance. Several presenters took the stage during the opening remarks, including: Martin Lundstedt, president and chief executive

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Electrifying the right trucking applications

The New York Department of Sanitation is putting Mack’s LR Electric to work.

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Trucking data as currency: What is your data worth?

An exploration of data’s value.

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What goes into truck tire performance validation?

Cooper Tires pulls back the tire development curtain for a behind-the-scenes look.

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Fleet Profile: Hardy Brothers is dedicated to professionalism

The emphasis on safety at Hardy Brothers is supported by investing heavily in technology.

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Executive interview outtakes: Kent Jones, SAF-Holland

Editing means that a lot of great info gets left on the cutting room floor. Maybe the story is too long. Maybe it doesn’t fit the narrative pace. Maybe there’s no good place to insert a cool factoid. That doesn’t mean that it’s not insightful. It just means that after writing a story I get

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