May 2, 2012
Talk about transmissions in commercial trucks, and you'll talk a lot about Eaton. The Michigan-based manufacturer continues to dominate the business in Class 8 and remains strong in Classes 6 and 7. However, there are other names in the busines
December 13, 2011
Here's some welcome news: Some states are looking for alternatives to de-ice their roads, instead of the extremely corrosive magnesium chloride and calcium chloride de-icers that have vexed the trucking industry for the past decade
August 15, 2011
You can't help but notice the positive vibe coming out of Melrose, Ill. about the MaxxForce 15 engine.
May 10, 2011
When you see drawings or mockups of futuristic trucks, one of the things you'll notice is there's virtually no gap between the tractor and trailer
April 15, 2011
The first truck to go into service for Con-way Central Express, a 1983 Ford CL9000 cabover, has a new home at the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum in Walcott, Iowa
April 8, 2011
How much is a million? A children's book says it would take 23 days to even count to a million and that a goldfish bowl large enough to hold a million goldfish could hold a whale. For truckers, a million miles is about 10 years
March 29, 2011
Now that every truck maker has its own captive engine, how does an independent engine company like Cummins survive
March 9, 2011
Corrected 3/13/2011. Navistar International is looking at some "exciting technologies" to reduce oxides of nitrogen in the exhaust of its later diesels, but aftertreatment using urea -- at least in liquid form -- will not be one of them
February 28, 2011
I can't remember when there was more anticipation about a new truck model coming out. Cat's new on-highway vocational truck, the CT660, will be officially unveiled later this month at ConExpo show in Las Vegas. HDT Senior Editor Tom Berg will be there
December 1, 2010
As the industry comments on the proposed fuel economy standards for medium and heavy trucks, here's an interesting video on YouTube about a designer who has developed futuristic truck prototypes
September 17, 2010
Ford Motor Co. has begun celebrating the 50th birthday of the Econoline cargo van, which was introduced in 1961 as a more economical alternative to pickup-based "panel trucks" of that day
July 1, 2008
It's All About Fuel.
March 1, 2006
Streamlined power units are a given, and research on trailer aero improvers should make them common, too.
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