July 28, 2015
This long-hooded model with forward-set steer axle is the nicest-driving Cat Truck yet.
July 23, 2015
Kenworth’s bold and unapologetic limited-edition “large car” doesn’t disappoint.
June 24, 2015
Freightliner can build its 122SD heavy-haul vocational chassis into any number of extreme configurations, but this oil-field hauler is one to be reckoned with. This truck lives for roads that would break your average highway hauler in half.
June 22, 2015
Volvo Heavy Duty model has its own styling and extra-strong specs, but retains most of the comfort of better-known VN road tractors.
June 3, 2015
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the W900 model, Kenworth has done up a special edition called the Icon 900. Equipment Editor Jim Park got a ride in the Icon 900 at an editor ride-and-drive event help in Chillicothe, Ohio, the home of one of Kenworth's manufacturing facilities.
May 28, 2015
TRW’s new ReAX electric/hydraulic power steering senses vehicle speed and proportionately assists the steering effort, which is great in tight spots.
Aero device manufacturers now have a choice of test methods to prove the effectiveness of their devices. Are consumers any better off?
May 12, 2015
This year’s Fleet Technology Expo is bringing back Green Fleet Conference’s Green Ride and Drive Event, offering attendees the chance to get behind the wheel of green vehicles from major manufacturers.
March 18, 2015
The tough, burly tractor and its 600-hp diesel work hard to pull a heavy “train” trailer in frozen conditions.
March 17, 2015
Is SmartWay verification enough to calculate the return on investing in add-on aerodynamic devices?
March 9, 2015
The MP8 engine provides the brawn while the engine and transmission controllers manage the power with an eye to fuel efficiency. Check out the video to see how Mack's two power profiles to give fleets the best of both worlds: performance or economy. Check out Part 1 here.
March 5, 2015
Mack's 13-liter MP8 engine may be small in stature, but it's big on performance. It delivers 505 horsepower and 1,860 lb-ft of torque, which is more than enough to pull 138,000 lbs through the mountains on B.C.'s Vancouver Island.
February 23, 2015
A new powertrain, enhanced aerodynamics and light-weighting make the T680 Advantage the most fuel-efficient Kenworth ever.
February 9, 2015
In the final installment of this Ultimate Test Drive video Equipment Editor Jim Park takes the new Western Star 5700XE to the Nevada desert to put the truck through its paces on tough roads and steep grades. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
February 3, 2015
In this installment of the Ultimate Test Drive, we look at some of the high tech features of the Western Star 5700XE including new engine, body and safety enhancements.
Part 1 Part 2
February 2, 2015
Kenworth claims the T680 Advantage is the most aerodynamic truck it has ever produced, boasting a 5% improvement over the standard T680. Here are a few photos we shot during a test drive of the Kenworth T680 Advantage. Photos by Jim Park.
January 27, 2015
Senior Editor Tom Berg explains how he and the other judges picked Kenworth's T880 vocational truck as the ATD's 2015 Commercial Truck of the Year.
January 26, 2015
In part 2 of Equipment Editor Jim Park's test drive of the Detroit Assurance automatic safety systems, he explores the benefits of Intelligent Powertrain Management, which helps the truck operate in the most fuel-efficient manner possible.
January 20, 2015
Equipment Editor Jim Park goes over the basics of Daimler Trucks North America's new safety system, Detroit Assurance. Featuring Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Brake Assist, the Detroit Assurance system actively looks for danger and helps drivers avoid it.
January 12, 2015
Most customers won't need a full-size van with this kind of off road capability, but for those who do, the Sprinter proves it can handle rough terrain.
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