Trailer electrical system maintenance is about more than lights alone
TORONTO, Ont. -- As trailers become more complex – thanks to onboard telematics and diagnostics systems, more auxiliary equipment, and more-sensitive electronics – maintenance demands will become more complex as well. Is your wiring in good shape?
Airless tires, autonomous tech, and future of mobility at Movin’On
MONTREAL, Que. – The annual Movin’On Summit is a free-flowing think tank of sorts, sharing ideas about sustainable transportation against a backdrop that looks something like the setting for a post-apocalyptic movie. Maybe the exhibit at a modern art museum.
In-shop diagnostic tools a vital link for lasting repairs
TORONTO, Ont. -- Modern trucks are not known to keep problems to themselves. If temperatures or pressures stray beyond a particular range, the dash begins to light up like a Christmas tree. But full stories – the details needed for a lasting repair – largely remain the domain of in-shop diagnostic tools. Do you know what your shop needs?
Breaking 11 mpg on an ‘Epiq’ test drive
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- It's easy to get excited and stay excited about fuel economy when you can see positive change coming from your efforts. When I saw the numbers creeping up into the 10s on a recent test drive in a Peterbilt 579 EPIQ, I started pushing for 11. And it worked.
Tandet Logistics makes safety a priority, and a winning strategy
OAKVILLE, Ont. -- The drivers at Tandet Logistics face safety-related reminders at every turn, and not just in the form of hazardous material placards attached to the tankers. Stickers promoting a message of “safety starts here” adhere to trucks, toolboxes, and the front door to the head office itself.
Kenworth building for the future
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Kenworth is actively building its trucks and capabilities alike. Coming off a record year in which it produced 39,800 Class 8 trucks at its manufacturing facility in Chillicothe, Ohio, the OEM is now breaking ground on a new US $140-million paint facility that promises to deliver better finishes and higher productivity.