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Volvo’s I-Shift with Crawler Gears Boosts Performance, Productivity
Volvo’s I-Shift with Crawler Gears Boosts Performance, Productivity

June 29, 2016
"Extreme startability" and low-rev cruising at highway speeds are the main advantages of a new crawler-gear option for Volvo Trucks’ I-Shift HD automated...

Test Drive: Nissan’s Titan XD Gas
Test Drive: Nissan’s Titan XD Gas

June 23, 2016
What does it take for a pickup to be considered “American”? Nissan is a Japanese company, but its Titan XD is American all the way through.

DriverFirst Aims to Design Internationals ‘Drivers Want to Drive’
DriverFirst Aims to Design Internationals ‘Drivers Want to Drive’

June 13, 2016
International Truck says it has launched a company-wide initiative, DriverFirst, aimed at giving its customers an edge in attracting and retaining qualified...

Refinishing Wheels the Right Way
Refinishing Wheels the Right Way

May 25, 2016
Road salts damage steel and aluminum wheels, and there are proper ways to maintain and repair them.

Heavy-Haul Trailers Get Lighter
Heavy-Haul Trailers Get Lighter

May 24, 2016
You don’t think about “lightweight” when talking about lowboys, which are often long and multi-axled. Nevertheless, today’s heavy-haul trailers are not as...

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback
Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback

May 23, 2016
A hybrid electric-drive trailer tandem being developed by a group of engineers at Hyliion Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa. The device, which for now has no official...

Test Drive: Ford's New F-650 Looks, Feels Familiar
Test Drive: Ford's New F-650 Looks, Feels Familiar

May 20, 2016
If you found Ford’s previous F-650 and F-750 useful, comfortable and easy to drive, you’ll feel the same way about the new generation.

Kenworth’s Ohio Plant Getting New Parts Storage Facility
Kenworth’s Ohio Plant Getting New Parts Storage Facility

May 18, 2016
The Kenworth plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, is getting a $17 million automated storage facility to bring cab parts inside, out of the weather, and add...

Ex-Military Trucks Find Duties with Civilian Operators
Ex-Military Trucks Find Duties with Civilian Operators

May 12, 2016
Bob Eggar, who runs The Pumpkin Patch, a produce farm on an island in the Columbia River, operates three 6x6s to get through mud.

Reefer Technology's Becoming More Important
Reefer Technology's Becoming More Important

May 3, 2016
Maintenance and monitoring of temps, real-time tracking of trailers and loads, and clean-burning diesels are already here. More new refrigerants are next.