Other stories by Paul Abelson

  • Drive Wise

    Seventeen ways to minimize fuel use from the American Trucking Association.

  • Smooth Ride

  • Best in Class

    Truck manufacturers' newest wares come of age.

  • Going Green? Go Electric

    The Work Truck Show introduces futuristic vehicles and accessories.

  • Power to the Pickup

    To this writer's eyes, the biggest news to come out of this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit was that two major light-duty truck manufacturers introduced new models.

  • Clamp down on fastener failures

    Counterfeits notwithstanding, fasteners fail from misuse, improper storage, or reuse.

  • The Price of Pollution

    2007 engines are meeting standards, but accessories can't take the heat.

  • Out of the Darkness

    Emergencies occur at the least opportune times. Sink holes appear. Utility lines snap. Storms wash out rights of way. When these things happen, it's absolutely essential that your vehicles and crews be seen, especially if it's at night or in the midst of severe weather.

  • Heavy Hitters

    With improvements in hybrid technology and higher-than-average gas prices, the greatest potential for fuel savings may be in Class 3 through 5 vehicles. As is any vehicle using a power take-off (PTO), they're well suited for hybrid technology.

  • A great American show