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What's Ahead for Wide-Base Single Tires?

Wide-base single tires could start showing up on vocational trucks such as refuse haulers under...

Could the next round of greenhouse gas reduction rules push more fleets over to wide-base single tires? It seems likely, given not only their relatively low rolling resistance but weight savings as well.

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Daimler Unveils New Oregon Proving Grounds

Trucks under development, like this camouflaged rig, will be put through their paces at the new...

Daimler Trucks North America has officially opened its High Desert Proving Grounds, representing a $18.7-million investment that will put the company’s trucks through their paces – including connected, platooning and autonomous vehicles of the future.

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Are Your Brakes up to Snuff?

Stability control and collision mitigation systems depend on a fully functioning brake system...

With all the advantages provided by today’s advanced safety systems, what a shame it would be if they couldn’t live up to their potential because of poorly maintained foundation brakes or inadequate friction material.

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Vehicle Wraps: Eye Candy for Your Brand

Mosquitoes B-Gone’s Ford Transit Connect went from solid white to a bright and bold wrap...

Providing thousands of visual impressions — and thumbs-up at stoplights — vehicle wraps are one of the most cost-effective marketing mediums for fleets. But proper design is essential to grab a potential client’s attention in 4 to 6 seconds.

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Chevrolet Traverse: Three-Row Midsize

2018 Chevrolet Traverse

Billed upon its 2009 launch as a replacement for the Uplander minivan and TrailBlazer SUV, the Chevrolet Traverse maintains ties to both segments as it enters its second generation. General Motors describes it as a midsize crossover SUV.

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Volvo XC60: Coming of Age

2018 Volvo XC60

The demand for a full redesign has become increasingly urgent as new editions of the XC90, the S60 sedan, and the V60 and V60 Cross County wagons have turned heads in recent years. In 2018, the XC60 will join those vehicles and share their lineup of four-cylinder engines.

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Ford EcoSport: Welcome Home

2018 Ford EcoSport

The 2018 Ford EcoSport is a brand-new, five-door, subcompact crossover SUV. It will compete in the burgeoning field of mini-utilities already staffed by competitors such as the Chevrolet Trax, Fiat 500X/Jeep Renegade, Kia Soul, Mazda CX-3, and Nissan Juke.

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Roadcheck: How Secure Are Your Drivers?

Photo via fourbyfourblazer/Flickr.

This year’s International Roadcheck — a 72-hour enforcement blitz — is scheduled June 6 to 8. If last year’s event is any indication, motor carriers and their drivers can expect to see almost 63,000 inspections over the course of these three days, or about 15 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspections on average every minute.

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Optimizing Truck and Van Specs

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Without fully understanding the fleet application requirements and operating parameters of truck and van assets, it is impossible to spec the best powertrain, chassis, and body needed to optimize productivity and total cost of ownership.

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Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect

Director of Product Marketing, Verizon Connect

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Bernie Kanavagh from WEX

Senior Vice President and General Manager

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Ed Dubens

Executive Vice President of eDriving

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