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December 28, 2017

10 Most Watched Videos of 2017

2017 was a big year for new equipment with major manufacturers introducing brand new flagship trucks, concept vehicles, and even a few electric vehicles and HDT was there to test drive and report on these trucks with in-depth videos. Here are 10 of the most watched videos from 2017.

December 11, 2017

Focus On...Driving the New Volvo VNL [Video]

Senior Editor Jack Roberts and Equipment Editor Jim Park hit the road in a VNL 760 and a VNL 740 to talk about what it's like to drive different versions of Volvo's new flagship truck.

December 7, 2017

Scania Rolls Out Future-Oriented Urban Hauler

Scania has introduced its new regional truck in two versions for the European market, both designed for fuel efficient, low carbon operation in urban use.

November 22, 2017

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.

November 17, 2017

Photos: Tesla Semi Unveiling

The much-anticipated Tesla Semi electric truck finally debuted at a splashy launch ceremony in Los Angeles -- and HDT was there!

November 17, 2017

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.

November 15, 2017

Mack Anthem Makes Mexican Debut

Mack’s newest on-highway model, the Anthem, was introduced to Mexican truckers and journalists at the 2107 Expo Transporte show here in Guadalajara.

November 14, 2017

Photos from the Expo Transporte Show in Mexico

Expo Transporte is Mexico's big trucking trade show. You'll see a few names here that you recognize and a few that you won't. You'll even see some products from familiar names that aren’t available here, like a transit bus from International. Photos by Equipment Editor Jim Park and Executive Editor David Cullen.

October 18, 2017

What's Hot in Medium-Duty for 2018

Big rigs are grabbing all the technology headlines today. But medium-duty truck and van models continue to see improved safety and productivity. Check out HDT's annual round-up of what's new in medium-duty.

September 18, 2017

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. 

September 14, 2017

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.

September 8, 2017

Test Drive: Volvo’s Not-So-Vanilla VNL

Volvo took everything it has learned about tractor aerodynamics, powertrains and driver comfort and safety over the past 20 years and distilled those lessons into the new Volvo VNL. Find out what Jack Roberts thinks of it after a test drive.

May 1, 2017

Focus On... Volvo's VNR Regional Haul Tractor [Video]

In this Focus On video, Equipment Editor Jim Park takes us through the features on Volvo’s VNR regional haul tractor with long-haul sensibility.

April 24, 2017

On The Spot: International RH Regional-Haul Tractor [Video]

At the launch event for International's new RH Regional-Haul Tractor, Navistar representatives talked to equipment editor Jim Park about the design and features of the new vehicle. 

April 20, 2017

Volvo Details 'Versatile' New VNR Regional Tractor

After unveiling its new VNR regional tractor, Volvo Trucks provided more details at the ExpoCam truck show in Montreal.

April 20, 2017

International Reveals RH Regional Tractor; Designed with Driver Input

International Truck has launched the RH Series, a new Class 8 regional- haul tractor that the OEM said was designed with driver input to help improve uptime, visibility, and fuel economy over similarly equipped models.

November 21, 2016

Test Drive: Freightliner’s ‘New’ Cascadia

From the November Issue of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, equipment editor Jim Park test drives the new Freightliner Cascadia. Daimler loaded up this truck with some amazing technology and created an environment drivers will love.

October 17, 2016

Class 8 Update: Downturn, But Far From Bad Times

Production cutbacks should reduce heavy truck inventories, but are fleets waiting for new, more fuel-efficient models to appear? From our October issue.

October 4, 2016

Navistar's New Flagship LT Series Truck [Photos]

Navistar International launched its LT (for Linehaul Transport) model on Sept. 30 with enthusiastic speeches, loud rock music, and smoke-and-fire special effects. Here’s a look from the launch event and from the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition show floor. 

August 1, 2016

Lifecycle Index Shows Boost from Buying Latest Trucks

Fleet Advantage’s quarterly Truck Lifecycle Data Index shows that in the second quarter of 2016, replacing 2011 model-year trucks with 2017 models will save fleets around $18,861 in the first 12 months of operation.

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