October 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Tom Berg
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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