Equipment

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Electric Trucks: Zap in the Pan?

Electric trucks are coming to market on the strength of their lack of tailpipe emissions. But can trucking get over the cost, weight, and range hurdles?

Videos

On the Spot: The Mack Trucks Anthem Launch [Video]

Mack Trucks launched its first new on-highway tractor since 1999 at the company's 2017 Dealer Summit and Equipment Editor Jim Park was at the launch event to find out more about the distinctly-designed truck. 

Scott Damon Photo: Bridgeston Americas

News

Bridgestone Names Head of North American Commercial Business

Bridgestone Americas has announced that Scott Damon has been named president, commercial group, U.S. and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, effective Oct. 1.

Tesla has filed a patent for a hoist system capable of swapping out electric vehicle battery packs in less than 15 minutes. Image via Tesla

Articles

Could Tesla Solve EV Range Issues With Battery Swapping System?

Tesla filed for a patent on a high-speed battery replacement system for electric vehicles that would quickly swap out a spent battery with fully charged one. Could this be the key to solving charging time and EV range issues?

Advanced safety systems were one offering of the Meritor Wabco joint venture. Photo: Meritor Wabco

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Meritor Selling Stake in Joint Venture to Wabco

Wabco Holdings Inc. is expanding its operations in North America by taking full ownership of the Meritor Wabco joint venture.

Trucks and cars alike are being designed with new sensing abilities and greater intelligence.

Articles

Smart Trucks Have Already Arrived

A new kind of truck is already here. And very soon, the incredible capabilities of these smart, connected vehicles will revolutionize virtually every aspect of fleet operations.

Videos

Ultimate Test Drive Video: T680 With Paccar Automated Transmission

Paccar's 12-Speed Automated Transmission is part of its fully integrated powertrain and Equipment Editor Jim Park took Kenworth's T680 equipped with the transmission out for a spin in this video. 

The Federal Highway Adminstration has begun testing three-truck platoons on Interstate 66 in Virginia, in addition to track testing like this. Photo: FHWA

News

FHWA Tests Three-Truck Platoon on Virginia Interstate

The latest series of platoon tests will evaluate Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology, which adds vehicle-to-vehicle communications to the adaptive cruise control capability now available in new vehicles and allows trucks to operate more smoothly as a unit, reducing and controlling the gaps between trucks.

Photo: Jack Roberts

Articles

HDT's Guide to the New Volvo VNL

The VNL is Volvo Trucks North America's first all new Class 8 highway tractor in 20 years, building on the company's established styling cues combined with dynamic, modern features.

Mack Trucks today introduced all-new interiors for its rugged Mack Granite and Mack Pinnacle. Photos: Mack Trucks

News

Mack Updates Interiors on Pinnacle, Granite

Mack Trucks has updated its Granite and Pinnacle models with new, more driver-focused interiors aimed at attracting and retaining drivers, the company announced during the Mack Global Dealer Summit in Allentown, Penn.

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