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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.

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.

Titan XD Gas: Another Choice in Nissan's New Category
Titan XD Gas: Another Choice in Nissan's New Category

May 1, 2016
Like the diesel version shown off last December, the gasoline truck's capabilities lie between traditional half- and three-quarter-tonners. Senior Editor...

What You Should Know About Today's CNG Fuel Systems
What You Should Know About Today's CNG Fuel Systems

April 22, 2016
Natural-gas-powered truck sales have leveled off since the drop in diesel prices, but fleets already using the fuel continue to buy them, especially CNG....

The Trend to Self Shifting Continues
The Trend to Self Shifting Continues

April 21, 2016
Fuel economy and ease of driving push customers into buying automatic or automated products.

Quick Spin: Strong Underpinnings Turn a Medium Into a Heavy
Quick Spin: Strong Underpinnings Turn a Medium Into a Heavy

March 28, 2016
This ‘Baby 8’ Kenworth T370 has serious carrying capacity, with a midrange-size powertrain that performs well but saves money and weight.

Electric Vibration Smoothly Offloads Materials
Electric Vibration Smoothly Offloads Materials

March 28, 2016
Material sticking to the inside of dump beds during tipping is a nagging problem for drivers in Manlius Township, Ill., but not for a truck equipped with a...