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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,”...

Ford Redesigns Its popular F-150 For ' 09

February 1, 2008
Ford's F-150, America's perennial best-selling vehicle and part of a truck line that has claimed sales leadership for 31 years, may well keep that...

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.

Test Drive: Ford's New Power Stroke Diesel's a Smoothie
Test Drive: Ford's New Power Stroke Diesel's a Smoothie

May 20, 2010
There apparently was never any question whether Ford Motor Co.'s new Power Stroke diesel would be another V-8 because, as an engineer explained when it was...

Cargo Van Update: Alternatives Spark Interest, But Diesel's Not Dead
Cargo Van Update: Alternatives Spark Interest, But Diesel's Not Dead

August 18, 2010
The recovering economy is resuscitating the business of building cargo vans, along with every other kind of commercial vehicle. Conversations with the major...

Future is Green at NTEA

May 26, 2009
Some of the earliest freight-hauling trucks were electric-powered, but they disappeared in the 1920s when internal combustion engines proved less costly and...

Test Drive: Redesigned Terex
Test Drive: Redesigned Terex

September 6, 2013
Time is money, and that’s the essence of a front-discharge mixer. It drives right up to where concrete’s needed and, after the driver adds chute extensions,...

Kenworth T170's just right if 19,500 pounds is enough

June 8, 2009
This Kenworth T170 is an example. Its chassis and powertrain are engineered for Class 5 hauling jobs, but its big-rig-style cab makes you feel like you got...

Test Drive: Peterbilt 567 - Driver’s Delight
Test Drive: Peterbilt 567 - Driver’s Delight

January 3, 2014
Does a bigger cab merit a larger model number for a truck? It does with Peterbilt’s 567, the builder’s latest vocational truck, which will eventually...

Interior Lighting? Think LEDs
Interior Lighting? Think LEDs

December 1, 2009
Daylight's great for as long as it lasts, and then we switch on electric lights. But for lighting up the insides of trailers, forget old-fashioned...