There are plenty of ways drivers can get hurt with tank trailers. Industry is taking steps to make them safer to work on and around. Photo: Jim Park


Making Tank Trailers Safer

Statistically, cargo tanks, both liquid and dry bulk, are statistically among the safest vehicles on the road today. But the tank sector does face certain challenges that are inherent with the job.

Photo: Jim Park


10 Most Watched Videos of 2017

2017 was a big year for new equipment with major manufacturers introducing brand new flagship trucks, concept vehicles, and even a few electric vehicles and HDT was there to test drive and report on these trucks with in-depth videos. Here are 10 of the most watched videos from 2017.

The new International HX’s exterior bears more than a passing resemblance to the older PayStar it replaces. But inside the truck is completely different story. Photos: Jack Roberts


Quick Spin: HX Series - International's Refined Linebacker

The new International HX Series severe-duty tractor resembles the PayStar it replaces but it has a tough, no-nonsense stance and a quiet and ergonomic interior - much like International's other new trucks, the LT and RH.

We drove the A26 engine in a 2018 International LT chassis. Photos: Jim Park


Test Drive: International's A26 Engine

With the industry’s appetite for smaller-displacement engines on the rise, International’s new A26 is nicely sized, and well positioned to pick up a good chunk of the company’s truckload carrier business.

Wabco's Jon Morrison at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show earlier this fall. Photo: Deborah Lockridge


Jon Morrison on Wabco's Technology Strategy

Wabco is increasing its presence in the North American market and working to push the implementation of advanced driver assistance systems. HDT's Deborah Lockridge recently sat down with Wabco chief Jon Morrison to discuss the changes.

Berend Bracht. Photo courtesy Bendix.


Q&A: Bendix's Bracht on the Changing Truck Industry

We recently caught up with Berend Bracht, president and CEO of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, at an industry event to talk about his first two years on the job in a rapidly changing industry, from electrification to connectivity to automation.

Enviro Recyclers Inc. uses East Genesis smooth-sided aluminum refuse trailers like this one to haul trash and recycling. Photo: East Manufacturing


Refuse Fleet Depends on Aluminum Trailers

A variety of trailers serve a growing Georgia business, but the light weight and strength of aluminum trailers allow for higher payloads for the refuse hauler.

There will be no mistaking an Anthem when you see one coming down the road. Mack has dumped the conservative Pinnacle set-back axle model in favor of this show-stopper. Photos: Jim Park


Test Drive: Bold New Look for an Old Dog

There will be no mistaking an Anthem when you see one coming down the road. Mack has dumped the conservative Pinnacle set-back axle model in favor of this show-stopper, writes Jim Park in this Test Drive.


New Tech, New Challenges for Axles & Suspensions

As the trucking industry moves into the future, even the most basic components can be subject to new operational demands. Here’s how heavy-duty axle manufacturers are responding.

Paccar’s new, fully integrated powertrain featuring the all-new Paccar Automated Transmission offers customers 399 lbs. of total vehicle weight savings and 7% total fuel economy savings on the Model 579 Epiq model.


HDT's 2018 Class 8 Truck Preview

A host of new models and features show that 2018 will be a game-changer in terms of Class 8 truck productivity and technology.

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