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Intermodal Issues

June 8, 2009
'Revolutionary" is an apt description for freight containers, those now ubiquitous steel boxes that carry the cargoes of commerce around the world

Cargo Van Roundup

June 8, 2009
Shockingly high fuel prices, along with the mortgage crisis and deflation of the housing-price bubble, have sapped Americans' ability to buy, buy, buy, and...

Trailer Report: Making Sense of Spread Tandems

February 1, 2008
There are good reasons to use 'em, and reasons not to. here's a way they'd work better or would they?

Peckham Materials Runs Extra Heavy, Every Day
Peckham Materials Runs Extra Heavy, Every Day

April 3, 2013
While debates over the productivity and safety of longer and heavier trucks wax and wane on Capitol Hill, some fleets have been quietly, legally and safely...

Just Do It: Act Now to Cut Emissions
Just Do It: Act Now to Cut Emissions

August 10, 2009
Government people tend to spend a lot of time thinking and planning when they should just get things done, contends David McCary, director of solid waste...

Add Exhaust-Emissions Gear to a Used-Truck Inspection
Add Exhaust-Emissions Gear to a Used-Truck Inspection

March 27, 2013
Is it time to replace your old truck or tractor? Is it old enough that its engine has none of the exhaust-emissions equipment that’s been giving people fits...

Volvo VHD 430 Sleeper

January 1, 2008
The point of Volvo Trucks' latest model, the VHD 430, is its sleeper compartment. While previous VHDs have daycabs and work as dumpers, concrete mixer...

Lighter-duty Commercial Trucks Get More Fuel-Efficient Engines
Lighter-duty Commercial Trucks Get More Fuel-Efficient Engines

December 17, 2012
In all the years I've been doing update articles for HDT, particularly on Class 1, 2 and 3 cargo vans, I've repeatedly asked execs at the truck builders...

Ford's New Diesel and Gasoline V-8s for Super Duties Claim More Power, High Fuel Economy
Ford's New Diesel and Gasoline V-8s for Super Duties Claim More Power, High Fuel Economy

March 10, 2010
Ford Motor Co.'s new diesel and gasoline engines for its revamped 2011 Super Duty pickups are cleaner, quieter and more economical than current products,...

Mack's New Large Car

November 1, 2007
The Pinnacle Axle Forward lacks a really long hood, but this madeover CH has traditional looks and terrific driveability, thanks partly to a new, bigger engine.