Regional Haul

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March 23, 2018

Hankook's AH24 Premium Regional Steer Tire [Video]

From the show floor of the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show, Hankook Tire’s regional director Anita McGinnis describes the company’s AH24 Premium Regional Steer Tire’s fuel efficiency and durability advantages.

March 14, 2018

Volvo Blends Tech and Tough in New VNX Tractor

Volvo’s new VNX heavy-haul tractor is a perfect example of the trend to blend cutting edge tech with tough. It’s a truck that leverages all of Volvo’s latest technologies with a robust frame, high-horsepower engines, and 125,000 GCWR. Jack Roberts has first impressions.

March 14, 2018

Volvo Trucks VNX-Series for Heavy Haul [Photos]

Volvo Trucks' new VNX series was designed specifically for the needs of heavy-haul trucking operations. Available with up to 605 hp and 2,050 lb.-ft. of torque, the Volvo VNX series is available in daycab, flat-roof regional sleeper, and 70-inch sleeper configurations. 

February 27, 2018

Pirelli Brand to Launch H89 Series Tires at TMC

The Pirelli branded H89-series tire from Prometeon Tyre Group is a dedicated line of tires for steer, drive, and trailer axles designed for regional and long-haul applications.

February 8, 2018

TBC Offers Durable Sailun Regional All Position Tire

TBC Brands has expanded its Sailun program by introducing the S668 - a regional all position tire for use in severe trailer applications.

February 5, 2018

Uber: Self-Driving Trucks Could Help Alleviate Driver Shortage

Mixed fleets with self-driving long-haul trucks and traditional human-driven regional routes could help the trucking industry address the problem of an aging driver workforce, said Uber in a recent company blog post.

January 18, 2018

Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks

A new electric truck company thinks its modest approach will captivate regional-haul trucking fleets. The Thor Trucks team is focused on providing long-haul electric truck solutions that it says are “reasonable and profitable now.”

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.

September 25, 2017

Freightliner Offers New Cab Configurations for Cascadia

The Freightliner Cascadia is now available in mid-roof cab configurations for regional overnight haulers and segments such as bulk haul and flatbeds.

August 4, 2017

Focus On… Volvo VNR 300 [Video]

The VNR 300 is the first brand new truck from Volvo in more than 20 years - a smooth, quiet and maneuverable regional truck. Equipment Editor Jim Park takes the daycab model for a spin in a city setting in this video.  

August 2, 2017

Focus On… Volvo Trucks VNR 640 [Video]

The VNR 640 is the big brother of Volvo Trucks' new regional truck lineup and is targeted towards fleets running short- to mid-distance over the road operations. Report by Equipment Editor Jim Park.

July 24, 2017

Test Drive: Volvo's VNR Could be an Urban Legend (in the Making)

The new VNR line up from Volvo Trucks North America is everything a driver and a fleet could want in an urban or short haul tractor, and then some.

June 27, 2017

Michelin Offers New Regional Drive-Position Tire

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has introduced the Michelin X Multi D, a regional position tire, for use in less-than-truckload, pick-up and delivery, food and beverage, and other demanding vocational segments.

June 9, 2017

On the Spot: Volvo's VNR as a Daycab and Sleeper [Video]

In this video, Equipment Editor Jim Park took two versions of Volvo's new regional haul tractor out for a test drive - a VNR 300 daycab and the VNR 640 with a sleeper and adaptive loading. 

June 6, 2017

Last Legs for Long-Haul Trucking?

A move away from long-haul to regional and super-regional routes has been predicted for years. Volvo's Magnus Koeck says that shift may already be underway.

June 1, 2017

Driving Impressions: Volvo's Tough Tech Truck

Volvo blends real-world work demands and cutting edge technology together seamlessly in its new VNR vocational daycab tractors. HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts files this report from North Carolina with his first driving impressions of the new regional truck.

May 10, 2017

Pirelli Rolls Out Long-Haul Regional Tire in the U.S.

TP Commercial Solutions has launched the Formula Driver II tire designed for long-haul and regional all-position applications.

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 26, 2017

On the Spot: Volvo Trucks VNR Regional Tractor [Video]

Equipment Editor Jim Park was at the launch of Volvo's new regional tractor, the VNR, in Montreal. He sends along this interview with Wade Long, Volvo Trucks' director of product marketing.

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. 

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