Equipment

Articles

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.

Articles

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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News

UPS Inks Another Huge Contract for Renewable Natural Gas Fuel

Package-hauling giant UPS signed an agreement with Big Ox Energy to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas per year. UPS said this is the company’s largest investment in RNG to date.

Products

Spiral Wraps Protect Cables

The spiral wrap products can be used to replace old spiral wrap or make combination air and electrical assemblies.

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News

J.B. Hunt Reserves Multiple Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

J.B. Hunt Transportation announced that it placed a reservation to purchase multiple Tesla Semi electric tractors that was unveiled on Nov. 16.

Videos

What We Know About the Tesla Semi [Video]

The highly anticipated Tesla Semi was just unveiled at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. With a 500-mile range, 20 second 0-60 mph fully loaded, and 30-minute fast charging, and a launch date of 2019, is it the truck of the future? Read the full story here.

Tesla chief Elon Musk talks to a crowd during the Semi unveiling. Photo: Tesla

News

Tesla Unveils All-Electric Class 8 Semi Truck

Tesla says its new, all-electric Class 8 Semi will feature a 500-mile range on a single battery charge, can go from 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds when bobtail, and is actually cheaper to operate per mile than a comparable diesel truck.

Screen shot from Tesla's live feed unveiling its electric semi.

News

First Look: Tesla's All-Electric Semi Truck

Tesla’s new electric truck is a Class 8 daycab that features a highly aggressive aerodynamic design and all-electric drivetrain, and Elon Musk promises a 500-mile range. "You can go out to the middle of nowhere and come back." HDT's Jack Roberts is at the launch and has this report.

Photo: Embark

News

Embark Transports Appliances Over 300 Miles with Autonomous Trucks

Autonomous vehicle technology company Embark has partnered with Ryder System and household appliance maker Frigidaire, on a pilot test program to transport goods on public highways in the Southwest.

Volvo Trucks debuted the new VNL for the Mexican market. Photo: Jim Park

News

Volvo Trucks Expands Presence in Growing Mexican Market

Volvo Trucks North America is expanding its presence in the growing Mexican truck market, debuting the new VNL long-haul truck and offering the VNR and VAH models for the first time.

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