Heavy Duty Trucking

OCT 2014

The Fleet Business Authority

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4 HDT • OCTOBER 2014 www.truckinginfo.com departments Follow us on Features How to Evaluate Performance of Improved Tire Designs www.truckinginfo.com/tire-design 7 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Driver Simulator Program www.truckinginfo.com/simulator-tips Discussing DME with Oberon Fuels Co-Founder Elliot Hicks www.truckinginfo.com/DME-Hicks Volume 93, Number 10 • OCTOBER 2014 contents 6 Masthead 8 Deborah Lockridge Unintended consequences 10 Letters 12 Washington Report • Transport interests attack conservatives' highway bill • FMCSA will study driver pay impact on safety 18 Hotline • 5 key takeaways from FTR conference • Truck of the future? • Te growth of third-party maintenance 28 Fuel Smarts Electric trucks have benefts, but still struggle against economics 32 Safety & Compliance Preparing for a crash 36 Test Drive Kenworth T880 heavy-haul 42 Quick Spin LED headlights: Night & day 46 Once Around the Yard Full-length skirts add fuel savings for Nussbaum 78 Tires & Wheels Top tools for the tire shop 84 Tech Bytes Schilli Transportation saves time with automated map lookups 88 Equipment Report New equipment and products 98 Locking It In Automation is taking over View these and more at www.truckinginfo.com/news More at All That's Trucking By Deborah Lockridge Goodyear Picks New Truck Mooring System for its Blimp Trailer Talk By Tom Berg Rotting Chicken Brings Atten- tion to Abandoned Trailer On the Road By Jim Park The Little Engine That Did What We're Blogging About truckinginfo.com/blog Truckinginfo Web-Only Some of September's hottest stories: 1 Western Star Breaks the Mold with the 5700XE 2 Driver Shortage Moves Beyond Truckload; Worst Yet to Come 3 Big Judgement Against Carrier Over Deadly 2011 Nevada Train Crash 4 Listening Session Draws Ideas for New-Entrant Requirements 5 SmartTruck Says UnderTray System Provides SmartWay Elite Level Savings

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