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January 9, 2013

Are you tougher than a Mack Truck?

Are you stronger than a Mack truck? Competitors for the World's Strongest Man competition recently took on the challenge

January 6, 2013

Eight Truckstops Join Network of Electric Plug-in Power Pedestals

Shorepower Technologies has announced eight more truckstops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations. Connections providing 480-volt power for hybrid refrigerated trailers are also being installed at four of the eight truckstops

January 6, 2013

Test Drive: Daimler's DT12 Automated Transmission

The arrival of Detroit's DT12 automated manual transmission wasn't unexpected. Daimler AG, the parent company of Daimler Trucks North America and Detroit Inc., has been using such transmissions in Europe for many years in the Mercedes Actros line and earlier products

January 6, 2013

Test Drive: Mack's SuperEconodyne Can Lug Down Low for Fuel Savings

Cruising down the Interstate, you glance at the tachometer and gasp as you see the needle hovering at under 1,200 rpm. Yet the engine isn't vibrating or straining, and the rig continues to move steadily forward

January 6, 2013

Test Drive: Peterbilt Model 579

The urge to compare is great, but I will resist. Both Peterbilt's Model 579 and Kenworth's T68O were introduced with much fanfare at the Mid-America Trucking Show earlier this year

October 16, 2012

Mack Bulldog Hood Ornament Turns 80

The iconic Mack Bulldog hood ornament recently celebrated its 80th birthday -- that's about 560 in dog years

July 3, 2012

Tires: Traction 
 Fuel Economy

Traction is a funny thing: We know when we don't have enough of it, but can we quantify how much is enough? It's a question that arises when discussing fuel-efficient tires

May 2, 2012

Automated Mechanical Transmissions Gaining Steadily in Class 8 Trucks

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

Some states are backing away from 'killer chemical' de-icers

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

Navistar Puts a New Spin on EGR Valves

You can't help but notice the positive vibe coming out of Melrose, Ill. about the MaxxForce 15 engine.

May 10, 2011

Closing the gap

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

Ole Number One finds a new home in Iowa

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

Got a Million-Mile Engine?

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

How Cummins is beating vertical integration

Now that every truck maker has its own captive engine, how does an independent engine company like Cummins survive

March 9, 2011

Navistar Considering 'Exciting Technologies' for Later Diesels

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

Aaanticipation ...

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

Trucks of the Future?

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

Birthday Party for Ford E-Series

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

Class 8 Roundup

It's All About Fuel.

March 1, 2006

Tractor-Trailer Aerodynamics

Streamlined power units are a given, and research on trailer aero improvers should make them common, too.


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