April 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Tom Berg
The swing continues toward heavy automated products, but manuals still dominate. Light and medium trucks are almost all ‘shiftless.’
Tags: Volvo, Cummins, Eaton, Mack, Transmissions, Allison Transmission, Daimler Trucks North America, Automated Manual Transmissions
February 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
“Proprietary” is a magic word among truck builders. It describes components of the company’s own manufacture or design that are installed on the company’s own trucks. For truck users, this can be a good thing, because they’re designed to work specifically with a company’s other components.
Tags: Detroit Diesel, Mack, Freightliner Cascadia, Test Drive, Daimler Trucks North America, Transmissions, Engines, Automated Manual Transmissions, Detroit DT12
January 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
Is this a case of win-win? Do the new regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions help both the environment and truck operators’ bottom lines? So it seems.
Tags: Volvo, Kenworth, Eaton, Navistar, Freightliner, Peterbilt, SCR, EPA, Mack, GHG emissions, API, GHG14
December 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Is trucking in for a transformation? Many believe that long-haul trucking will become less important as regional operations grow and intermodal takes over more long-haul freight, and that will change the type of heavy-duty tractor bought by many trucking companies.
Tags: Volvo, Kenworth, Cummins, International, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Peterbilt, Class 8, Western Star, Caterpillar, Mack
October 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Is this single-rear-axle truck the type of medium-heavy-duty model that Mack should have brought out first? I asked that question two years ago when I saw the initial offering, the tandem-axle Granite MHD. I figured other than the tandem, it was just right for municipal fleets and others who don’t need high carrying capacity.
Tags: Cummins, Mack, Test Drive
June 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Park
Traditional thinking on automated manual transmissions has it that AMTs are the great equalizers – bridgers of skill gaps between the best and the worst drivers in the fleet. While that’s still true, AMTs now bring even more to the fuel-economy table, offering fuel savings in their own right beyond what even the most professionally driven manual transmission could accomplish.
Tags: Fuel Savings, Cummins, DTNA, Eaton, Volvo Trucks, Mack, Transmissions, Automatic Manual Transmissions, Volvo I-shift, SuperEconodyne, Allison Transmission
October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives
By Tom Berg, Senior Editor
Cruising down the Interstate, you glance at the tachometer and gasp as you see the needle hovering at under 1,200 rpm. Yet the engine isn't vibrating or straining, and the rig continues to move steadily forward
Tags: Test Drive, Mack, Diesel
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