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Oct 26, 2010

Tools for the truck driver

“Drivers can visually preview their trip on-screen, get a mental image of where they’re going, and then use the audio directions to navigate them in....More
Oct 25, 2010

Improving the truck efficiency blueprint

“We believe we can avoid any major cost increases to meet the standards until 2017. But then we’re going to need new systems like waste heat recovery....More
Oct 22, 2010

Dealing with DEF

Truck makers relying on selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to get their vehicles into compliance with 2010 emission rules are finding out....More
Oct 21, 2010

The cost of emissions

I just recently listened to an interesting presentation by Tom Marangon, managing director of Baumot UK, which makes diesel particulate filters (DPF....More
Oct 20, 2010

A liquefied methane/diesel cocktail, anyone?

“We’ve chosen a route whereby we combine the diesel engine’s superior efficiency rating with the benefits of liquefied methane gas, resulting in a....More
Oct 19, 2010

Europe offers driver recognition lesson

“This competition puts the spotlight on drivers, celebrates their professional skills and highlights their contributions to society. In this way, we....More
Oct 18, 2010

Nothing to hide ...

“By integrating data from our company's SmartTrac and OnGuard active safety systems into Iteris' SafetyDirect and lane-departure warning systems, it'....More
Oct 15, 2010

Steady as she goes … for now

“Though freight volumes backed off from the torrid pace we saw in June, demand remained steady across all segments.” –Kirk Thompson, president and....More
Oct 14, 2010

Ford’s fuel numbers

“Performance and capability is the story today in this segment. No longer can you deliver one attribute versus another. Pickup owners expect you to....More
Oct 13, 2010

Virtual road testing

"Just like a photo scanner, we can scan the surface of a road to create a three-dimensional digital representation.” –Mine Tasci, Buick engineer Here....More
Oct 12, 2010

AFV choices = confusion?

“More adults claim to be knowledgeable or very knowledgeable about the causes of the global financial crisis, the difference between good and bad....More
Oct 11, 2010

Competing to drive innovation

“The Shell Eco-marathon challenges students from across the globe to design and build energy efficient vehicles with the ultimate goal to see which....More
Oct 08, 2010

Building better driver behavior

“Inattention, poor awareness of traffic conditions and unsafe maneuvers by drivers are leading causes of fatal crashes between passenger cars and....More
Oct 04, 2010

Fear the deer!

“While the number of miles driven by U.S. motorists over the past five years has increased just 2%, the number of deer-vehicle collisions during that....More
Oct 01, 2010

Life on the asphalt

“Work-life balance is more important than ever to today's professional truck driver.” –Mike Hinz, vice president of recruiting for Schneider National....More
What's Trucks at Work?

Trucks at Work: Sean Kilcarr comments on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry.

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