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Stronger Impact Guards Are Already Here
Stronger Impact Guards Are Already Here

March 2, 2016
Absorbing an extra 5 mph amounts to almost double the force that slams into a trailer's rear, but isn't that expensive to produce, explains Tom Berg in his...

Test Drive Shows the Hyliion Trailer Hybrid Works
Test Drive Shows the Hyliion Trailer Hybrid Works

August 19, 2016
Company execs say Initial assembly of fleet-test units will be later this year with full production a few months later.

Peterbilt Model 567 Heritage Evokes 'Large Cars'
Peterbilt Model 567 Heritage Evokes  'Large Cars'

August 23, 2016
Peterbilt Motors’ Model 567 Heritage combines a rugged-looking vocational truck with special exterior and interior trim that harkens back to the company’s...

Cargo Securement: What You Need to Know
Cargo Securement: What You Need to Know

February 21, 2017
Securing loads is a matter of safety and good business. If a piece of cargo is damaged because it shifts or falls off a trailer, the carrier and driver...

Aerodynamic Designs Help Cut Water Spray
Aerodynamic Designs Help Cut Water Spray

October 12, 2015
Good vehicle aerodynamics not only increase fuel economy, but also can reduce splash and spray, a safety bonus that also mitigates wear and tear on vehicles.

Six Axles and 91,000 Pounds: Will It Fly?
Six Axles and 91,000 Pounds: Will It Fly?

October 29, 2015
The latest congressional proposal authorizing a 91,000-pound weight limit adds productivity, but doesn’t always make operational or economic sense.

Test Drive: Kenworth T880 Heavy-Haul
Test Drive: Kenworth T880 Heavy-Haul

October 27, 2014
Heavy haul is one of many tasks that the increasingly popular vocational model has been engineered for.

Navistar Unveils Class 4-5 TerraStar, Re-engineered MaxxForce 7 Diesel
Navistar Unveils Class 4-5 TerraStar, Re-engineered MaxxForce 7 Diesel

March 10, 2010
Navistar International has unveiled its new Class 4 and 5 TerraStar model, calling it a "powerful, rugged and reliable work truck" and, during a press...

Driving Navistar's eStar Van
Driving Navistar's eStar Van

June 15, 2010
Primitive batteries and limited range caused electric cars and trucks to lose a technology battle with the internal combustion engine in the early 20th...

Solving Liftgate Charging Problems
Solving Liftgate Charging Problems

June 22, 2010
Liftgates take goods from a trailer or truck body to the ground, where drivers can roll the cargo into customers' establishments