LNG sold as diesel-gallon equivalent? Weight, measures council pushing for it

| March 24, 2014

A committee for the National Council on Weights and Measures has recommended that liquified natural gas be sold in terms of a diesel gallon equivalent rather than in units of mass, as it is now.

Changing Gear: MATS previews from Dometic, Mack, Volvo, Utility, Yokohama, Reyco Granning, Kinedyne

| March 24, 2014

At this week’s Mid-America Trucking Shown at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., Dometic Group is unveiling its Split-System Blizzard 134a, a battery-operated air conditioning unit that provides 10 no-idle hours of cooling. Available ...

Running ‘free’: Another key to making turbo boost

Bruce Mallinson | March 21, 2014

The extra exhaust flow you'll get from a heavy-duty high-performance ceramic-coated exhaust manifold will allow the turbo to spool up quicker, and the ECM will see the turbo boost sooner and release the fuel earlier. And it'll save you fuel.

FMCSA updates definition of combination weight rating

| March 20, 2014

“Gross combination weight rating” has been redefined to clarify when CDL and other federal safety regulations apply to certain single-unit trucks towing trailers.

Grid power: How electric lane technology from Europe could transform U.S. trucking

| March 20, 2014

Now experiments in Germany and California with another type of electric truck could lead to a radically new way for trucks as heavy as Class 8 to move freight in the United States.

Video log: Walk-around, test drive of the Mack Titan

| March 20, 2014

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts was in Allentown, Pa., March 20 touring the Mack Titan and taking the truck for a test drive. Here are videos of Roberts' test drive and walk-around of the truck.

Cummins natural gas engine recall affects some Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner trucks

| March 18, 2014

As part of the 25,000-engine recall issued last month Cummins and Cummins-Westport earlier this month, more than 2,000 2014-2015 Kenworth and Peterbilt model trucks have been recalled, along with more than 3,200 2008-2015 Freightliner, Sterling and Thomas Built model trucks and buses.

Dump the thump: Measuring tire pressure precisely is worth more than the time it takes

| March 18, 2014

According to industry experts, thumping tires is a waste of time. Taking the time to ensure your tires are properly inflated will save fuel and extend your tire life.

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