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Volvo Truck’s SuperTruck was revealed in September 2016. It achieved more than 12 mpg during the test run, and demonstrated an 88% improvement in freight efficiency and a 70% improvement in fuel efficiency over the baseline truck, a 2009 Volvo VNL 670. Photo: Jim Park

Articles

Super Trucks: Pie in the Sky, or Pathway to Super Fuel Savings?

The DOE SuperTruck projects have demonstrated what’s possible. The next challenge is to turn the possible into the practical.

Michelin's long-term Visionary concept can perhaps be best summed up as a "wheel with no air." Photo: Michelin

News

Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

Looking not unlike a lushly blue life form on James Cameron’s cinematic world of Pandora, the prototype of Michelin’s Visionary concept tire glowingly held center stage at the tire maker’s Movin’ On global conference on sustainable transportation.

About the tariff ruling, Toyo’s Mike Graber says, “It is too early to predict the impact. It is also a possibility that tariffs or duties on truck tires could be revisited by authorities at some point in the future.”

Articles

No Tariffs, No Certainty for Truck Tires

When it comes to medium truck tires, fuel efficiency and cost-per-mile considerations remain priorities, but there are other trends driving the segment as well.

The $18.8 million contract will go toward 115 International 7000-MV Medium Tactical Vehicles for Iraq. Photo: Navistar Defense

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Navistar Defense Lands $18.8M Contract for Medium Tactical Vehicles

The U.S. Army recently awarded Navistar Defense an $18.8 million foreign military sales contract to provide 115 International 7000-MV Medium Tactical Vehicles to Iraq.

Photo: International Trucks

News

International LT to Come Standard with Truck-Lite Mirrors, Lights

Truck-Lite announced that three of its components will be standard equipment on International Truck’s 2018 LT Series heavy-duty truck.

Products

Pirelli Launches Pentathlon D Long Haul Drive Tire

Pirelli has launched Pentathlon D, its first tire in the Pentathlon product line dedicated to long haul drive applications in North America.

Great Dane's new Atlanta facility. Photo: Great Dane

News

Great Dane Relocates Atlanta Branch

Great Dane’s Atlanta, Georgia, branch has moved to a new, significantly larger location, with an expanded parts showroom and bigger stock yard.

The 40,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich., on June 8, 2017. (Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America)

News

Isuzu Produces 40,000th Gasoline N-Series

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, announced that the 40,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich.

Videos

On the Spot: Volvo's VNR as a Daycab and Sleeper [Video]

In this video, Equipment Editor Jim Park took two versions of Volvo's new regional haul tractor out for a test drive - a VNR 300 daycab and the VNR 640 with a sleeper and adaptive loading. 

Articles

Solving Medium-Duty Upfitting Challenges

The number of available options, combined with getting exactly what is needed for your fleet, can be daunting at best. But, with some homework and research doing the upfitting job right can be easier than it appears.

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