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Volvo’s New VNX Series Volvo Trucks has debuted its rugged, yet refined new VNX series, built specifically for the needs of heavy-haul trucking operations. Available with up to 605 horsepower and 2,050 lb.-ft. of torque, the VNX provides the power and performance demanded for heavy-haul applications such as logging, heavy equipment transport, and long combination…

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Fleet Management Tools By Marek Krasuski Fleet Management systems have been in place for a number of years. As with any development, widespread acceptance was not always forthcoming. Initially companies wrestled with affordability, thinking that management hardware and software costs exceeded their financial reach. Affordability aside, users – mainly drivers – bemoaned the intrusion into…

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Rubber vs Coiled Nylon Brake Hoses By Peter Conn, Director of Marketing, Fairview Fittings Will It Be Rubber Air Brake or Coiled Nylon Hoses Between Your Truck and Trailer? All over North America 12ft, 15ft and 20ft SAE J1402 rubber air brake assemblies are quickly becoming as common a sight as red and blue SAE…

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Driver Shortage Solution? By Al Tucker The simple solution is Intelligent Shifting. I’ve been away from shifting gears in heavy duty trucks for over 25 years. I admit that I was never really good at it. Driving cars, light duty trucks and vans with MT’s was easier. I switched to AMT’s for my automobile needs…

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