Equipment

Volvo's Magnus Koeck says a new industry emphasis on regional haul routes was a prime design driver for the OEM's new VNR tractor. Photo: Volvo

News

Last Legs for Long-Haul Trucking?

A move away from long-haul to regional and super-regional routes has been predicted for years. Volvo's Magnus Koeck says that shift may already be underway.

News

Class 8 Orders Hit 7-Month Low

Heavy- and medium-duty truck orders are projected at 38,100 units combined in May, dropping 11% from the previous month, according to ACT Research.

News

Federal Signal Completes $270 Million Acquisition of TBEI

Federal Signal has completed its acquisition of Truck Bodies and Equipment International, a manufacturer of dump bodies and trailers, for a purchase price of $270 million.

Photo: Pit Group

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Pit Group to Evaluate Fuel Efficiency of 5 Tire Brands

Pit Group's Spring Energotest in Blainville, Quebec, Canada, will focus on the fuel economy of tires, evaluating the efficiency of five brands.

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Safety Companies Offer Advice Ahead of Roadcheck 2017

With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck around the corner, several trucking safety brands are offering free training and advice to help fleets prepare for inspections.

A bold grill and striking swept-back fenders give the new Volvo VNR tractor a bold, big-truck vibe with real-world aerodynamic and visibility benefits. Photo: Jack Roberts

Articles

Driving Impressions: Volvo's Tough Tech Truck

Volvo blends real-world work demands and cutting edge technology together seamlessly in its new VNR vocational daycab tractors. HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts files this report from North Carolina with his first driving impressions of the new regional truck.

Photo: Cummins

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Cummins Approves Renewable Diesel for Medium-Duty Engines

Cummins announced that its B4.5, B6.7 and L9 engine platforms are compatible with certain kinds of renewable diesel fuels.

Videos

Ultimate Test Drive: New Cascadia's Intelligent Powertrain [Video]

In this Ultimate Test Drive road test, Equipment Editor Jim Park takes Freightliner's new Cascadia on the road to see how the truck's Intelligent Powertrain Management system optimizes fuel economy for the situation. 

A classic glut has created a buyer's market for good quality, low-mileage Class 8 tractors. Photo: Ritchie Bros.

News

Fleets Bear the Pain in Glut Market for Used Trucks

Industry experts say a glut of used trucks remains on the market and, in extreme cases, some fleets actually owe more for equipment than it is now worth on the secondary market.

A Mac Trailer aluminum drop deck’s transition area includes the 90-degree step (upper left) and a large curved “radius” beneath the upper and lower decks (center). The radius evenly distributes weight and stress between the two areas. Here, I-beam-like flanges add strength to the curved members. Photo: Tom Berg

Articles

Drop Deck Decisions

Special cargos require specialized trailers, and one is the drop deck, whether made of steel, aluminum, or a combination of the two.

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