Opinion: Page 2
Clean diesel should turn out strong at ACT Expo
The Advanced Clean Transportation Expo is a haven for all-electric, fuel cell, natural gas and propane--so why not clean diesel?
April 20, 2022
Do you have a training problem?
Balancing online, classroom, yard practice and on-road coaching can be tricky, but getting it right can have a huge impact on safety and driver efficiency.
February 21, 2022
Adjust existing regs to improve driver pay and supply chain crisis
The author doesn't advocate for making more laws and regulations—just tweaking some that could make driver pay more appealing and help alleviate the supply chain crisis.
January 19, 2022
Rivian R1T takes a hit on range
Rivian's first EV, the all-electric R1T pickup, proved to be a media darling and a heck of a stock pumper before anyone really got to know the truck. Is the honeymoon over?
January 12, 2022
More thorough remote diagnostics needed
Greater performance monitoring is needed beyond remote engine diagnostics according to a longtime industry expert.
December 1, 2021
Nuclear power may be the answer for energy hungry EVs
As the push for commercial electric vehicles continues to grow, nuclear power may be the answer for increased power demands.
November 24, 2021
Can't blame fleets for hesitating on EVs when real-world data is scarce
Ford Pro is concerned about a lack of fleet interest in commercial EVs. The cure for that? Get these vehicles out to trade journalists who can load them down and put them to work to see how they hold up.
November 10, 2021
The heavy-haul case for electric trucks
Intermodal work is one of the strongest business cases for electric since it's low-mileage and consistently near a terminal. But over 100 feet long and 140,000 pounds? Can't say I saw that coming.
October 31, 2021
Strike two for Florida man's toll dismissal
I got another toll invoice for a truck I do not own that blew past a toll booth I've never seen.
October 19, 2021
Working around supply chain constraints
The shortage of microchips is all over the news, but there are also issues with steel, lumber, tires and other components that have made it increasingly difficult for vehicle manufactures to complete building both trucks and trailers.
October 4, 2021
Internet aghast as Tundra loses V8 roar—sound about right?
Will Toyota be piping in the sounds of a roaring V8 when you stomp the pedal in their new V6-equipped 2022 Tundra? Does anyone really care--yet?
September 22, 2021
Toll road blunder demonstrates fallibility of unchecked computer systems
The picture on the toll invoice looked like my truck and there was no mistaking the license plate but a closer look showed Florida got it wrong--way wrong.
September 15, 2021
Adding FM to CB may be too little, too late
The FCC recently approved of adding FM to CB radios but I'm not so sure it'll mean a return to CB's glory days of the 1970s.
September 8, 2021
NACFE has estimated that if every Class 8 vehicle produced today was magically a ZEV, it would still take 15 to 20 years to migrate them into 100% replacement of the existing vehicles.
September 7, 2021
OEMs want government to "build consumer demand" for an onslaught of electric vehicles
Lopsided laissez-faire. Automakers have pledged to have half of their vehicles all-electric by 2030 and now they want government to create demand.
August 11, 2021
Lack of tire inflation education is alarming
A recent survey revealed that 48% of drivers don’t know how often to check tire pressure and that 53% don’t know how to check tread wear to determine if tires show signs of damage.
July 4, 2021
Ford points out 'battery friendly' AC charging
DC fast-charging sounds good, but it costs much more than AC charging, takes up more space and leads to faster battery degradation.
June 9, 2021
While it's fine if you're the one pointing the camera, what happens when someone else is doing the pointing from 100 feet up buzzing around like a paparazzi mosquito?
June 2, 2021
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Construction fleet beats supply chain woes, inflation with rebuilt trucks
Doud BTS in Golden, Colorado is choosing to have their pickups rebuilt which saves them 30 to 40% over buying new and keeps them from having to deal with long delivery delays at dealers.
Over 250,000 Ram diesel pickups recalled over fire concerns
2023 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel scores 'Green Truck of the Year'
2023 Ford Super Duty hits historic 40K max towing
Selecting the right wet kit for a heavy truck