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Test Drive: Volvo's VHD Tractor for On- or Off-Road
Test Drive: Volvo's VHD Tractor for On- or Off-Road

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.

High-mpg Model Round-Up
High-mpg Model Round-Up

June 22, 2015
The best fuel economy starts with a truck model specifically designed to squeeze the most possible miles from a gallon of diesel fuel and all major builders...

QuickSpin: Peterbilt 567 SFFA
QuickSpin: Peterbilt 567 SFFA

June 19, 2015
The Peterbilt 567 SFFA's set-forward front axle adds payload in bridge-formula states, but doesn’t seem to come with the usual penalty in maneuverability.

Wrightspeed's Tantalizing Turbine-Electric Drivetrain
Wrightspeed's Tantalizing Turbine-Electric Drivetrain

June 17, 2015
California trash fleet hopes ‘out of the box’ heavy-duty series hybrid will save big money in fuel.

Are You Ready for the New Food Safety Rules?
Are You Ready for the New Food Safety Rules?

May 29, 2015
Under FDA dictates, shippers must specify in writing the sanitary requirements for vehicles carrying perishable foods.

Supplementing Dump Trucks with 'Slingers'
Supplementing Dump Trucks with 'Slingers'

May 26, 2015
Dump trucks can do a lot of hauling and delivery work, but there’s a limit to how precisely certain loads can be placed. One alternative is the “slinger,”...

Bob Sliwa’s 3rd Aero Project Has Shell’s Backing
Bob Sliwa’s 3rd Aero Project Has Shell’s Backing

May 13, 2015
The StarShip tractor-trailer will get mpg that's "better than anyone else," but the former owner-operator, whose work with aerodynamics goes back to the...

Driving on Kilowatts
Driving on Kilowatts

May 12, 2015
From a distance, this green tractor looks pretty much like any other International ProStar daycab. But the powerplant is very different. Senior Editor Tom...

Retractable Tarping Mechanisms Quick, Safe
Retractable Tarping Mechanisms Quick, Safe

April 24, 2015
Throwing a tarpaulin over a big load on a flatbed trailer, especially on a cold, snowy windy day might be the most difficult job in trucking but there are...

Trading Diesel for Kilowatts
Trading Diesel for Kilowatts

April 20, 2015
In California, electric vehicles’ zero tailpipe emissions are golden, that’s why Transportation Power Inc. has been designing and testing battery-electric...