Test Drive: Ford Transit Van
August 27, 2015
A dual-turbo V-6 makes Ford’s new Euro-style cargo van fast, while the large unibody provides a lot of cargo space.
QuickSpin: Mack's mDrive HD
August 21, 2015
What’s better than an mDrive automated manual transmission if you’re running Mack dump or mixer trucks? An mDrive HD, for (extra) heavy duty, the company...
Starship Rig Shooting for Top MPG
August 21, 2015
By the early ’80s some fleets were using roof-mounted air fairings on their road tractors to reduce drag. That got the attention of owner-operator Bob...
Trailer Update: A Vehicle for Every Haul
August 11, 2015
Our annual roundup of the latest trailer products and trends.
Test Drive: Caterpillar CT680 Tractor
July 28, 2015
This long-hooded model with forward-set steer axle is the nicest-driving Cat Truck yet.
Spec'ing Trailer Doors and Floors
July 27, 2015
Freight goes through and on these components, and are among the details to carefully consider when spec’ing dry-van truck bodies and trailers.
Looking for Durable Trailer Skirts
June 25, 2015
Skirts have become common on van and refrigerated trailers, with more than half of all such trailers leaving factories with skirts installed. But how...
Test Drive: Volvo's VHD Tractor for On- or Off-Road
June 23, 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
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
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.