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Watch: Believe it or not, here are the true truck tire costs of fuel efficiency

Here’s the thing: Tire manufacturers could churn out heavy-duty truck tires that are far more efficient than what’s available today, but you probably wouldn’t want to equip the trucks in your fleet with them. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series.

Watch: The right axle choices for vocational trucks

Many applications – especially vocational trucks – have modified components based upon the specified intended service, and there’s no exception for axles. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Application is the alpha and the omega of equipment spec’ing. Consider the differences between a flatbed hauling materials to a construction

Watch: OEM or aftermarket scan tools?

The heavy-duty environment is very specialized, which requires fleet managers to be well-versed in the market and the need for a truly specialized tool to perform the repairs to grow the overall revenue of their shops. Fleets generally have two options for scan tools: original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and aftermarket. Click here to watch more

Watch: It’s all about the brakes – the future of trucking safety

Your truck’s brakes are arguably the most important safety system on the truck, and they’ve come a long way in the past 100 years. From how Clessie Cummins came up with the idea of the engine brake to advanced safety systems that employ radar- and camera-based technologies that allow for adaptive cruise control and even

Watch: What the trucking industry learned in 2020, pt. 2

It’s no secret that 2020 was a difficult year for so many people and businesses. You don’t need us to tell you that. But, there is always optimism to be found in times like these, and in that spirit, FE reached out to a wide variety of executives from OEMs, suppliers, technology providers and more,

Watch: Stave off winter’s effect on your truck’s wheel ends

Truck drivers have a lot to watch out for when they’re out on the roads in winter so the right wheel-end practices in the shop can help deliver peace of mind when it comes to their brakes. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series.

Watch: Truck electrification’s ‘messy middle’

2020 was a pivotal year for the emergence of electric trucks onto our roads, but for all the hype, electric trucks aren’t going to meet all application needs. It will take time for a nationwide infrastructure to be built and for battery life to be improved. This leads us to a period of time the

Jacobs Vehicle Systems produces 50,000th engine brake at new Brno plant

Jacobs Vehicle Systems recently shipped the 50,000th engine brake manufactured at its European facility, near Brno in the Czech Republic, to Daimler. Jacobs currently supplies all European Daimler orders from Brno. With headquarters in Bloomfield, Connecticut, and a manufacturing facility in Suzhou in Eastern China, Brno has become Jacobs’ third production location as the company

Diesel engine cylinder deactivation deep dive

How much more efficiency can suppliers pull out of new diesel engine development? It turns out a lot. Jacobs Vehicle Systems recently announced validation tests of its cylinder deactivation technology paired with developments from Tula Technology, a California based company that specializes in combustion control and software, that showed marked improvement in NOx reduction and

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Jacobs Vehicle Systems expresses support for CARB guidelines for heavy truck emissions

Officials at Jacobs Vehicle Systems have reviewed and support the recently-proposed emission reduction strategies by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to further limit smog-forming nitrogen oxide and particulate emissions from diesel-powered heavy trucks, the company says. The projected emission rule will require that new trucks still using fossil fuels have the most effective emission-control

Jacobs touts fuel efficiency through diesel engine Cylinder Deactivation Technology

Jacobs Vehicle Systems says the Cylinder Deactivation technology (CDA) has delivered a host of performance-enhancing benefits in recent independent validation tests carried out on next-generation diesel engines currently under development. These next-generation engines are being designed to meet the upcoming round of new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) standards

The 2019 Truck Equipment Trend of the Year: Suppliers step up

2019’s Fleet Equipment Trucking Trend of the Year is the new innovations and products being put forward by the trucking industry’s suppliers.