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Cargo Vans Update
Cargo Vans Update

October 12, 2011
Depending on how the segment is counted, the market for full-size cargo vans is up about 12% over last year, which in turn was up 14% over 2009, builder...

Trailer Report: What Fleets Are Buying in Flatbeds
Trailer Report: What Fleets Are Buying in Flatbeds

October 12, 2011
Sales of flatbed trailers have revived along with the rest of the heavy truck business

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.

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...

Test Drive: KW T800, ISX12 G Paired
Test Drive: KW T800, ISX12 G Paired

October 1, 2013
My drive of the Cummins Wesport ISX12 G was at a mid-July “natural gas summit” hosted by Kenworth at its plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. A half-dozen...

Schwan's Home Service Runs 3,300 Propane-Powered Units Nationwide
Schwan's Home Service Runs 3,300 Propane-Powered Units Nationwide

October 3, 2013
After more than 40 years of using propane as a motor fuel, the people at The Schwan Food Co. still believe they’ve got the right stuff. Schwan’s experience...

Test Drive: Single-Rear-Axle Granite MHD
Test Drive: Single-Rear-Axle Granite MHD

October 10, 2013
Is this single-rear-axle truck the type of medium-heavy-duty model that Mack should have brought out first? I asked that question two years ago when I saw...

How Much Will the Engine of the Future Resemble Today's Powerplants?
How Much Will the Engine of the Future Resemble Today's Powerplants?

January 17, 2012
The engine of the future is probably similar to the one in your current truck. It's an internal combustion engine with pistons, valves, crankshaft and other...

Test Drive: Ram Tradesman is Quiet, Comfortable, Fast -- But Built for Work
Test Drive: Ram Tradesman is Quiet, Comfortable, Fast -- But Built for Work

January 17, 2012
I recently sold my '87 Dodge W150 pickup, and I don't miss it at all. Oh, I liked it when I bought it a year earlier, because it was a funky Power Ram 4x4

Hill Climbing's Easy for mDrive and 'Downsped' MP8 Diesel
Hill Climbing's Easy for mDrive and 'Downsped' MP8 Diesel

September 7, 2016
The Pinnacle-pulled rig weighed close to 80,000 pounds. So how did it pull the hills at such low engine speeds? With 1,860 lb-ft of torque, and with no more...