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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...

Quick Spin: Crane LET2 Crew Cab Seats 4
Quick Spin: Crane LET2 Crew Cab Seats 4

August 23, 2016
Not all trash trucks are born alike. The model LET2 CC is a rather roomy example in a world where most refuse trucks seat two, or three in a pinch. Senior...

Looking for Durable Trailer Skirts
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...

GM Shows Refined 2014 Half-Ton Pickups, Re-emphasizes Chevy-GMC Brand Differentiation
GM Shows Refined 2014 Half-Ton Pickups, Re-emphasizes Chevy-GMC Brand Differentiation

December 13, 2012
General Motors' truck executives on Thursday showed off their highly refined, high-volume 2014-model 1500 series pickups, and re-emphasized product and...

Meritor Expects 6x2 Acceptance to Grow, Readies Faster Axle Ratios
Meritor Expects 6x2 Acceptance to Grow, Readies Faster Axle Ratios

December 5, 2012
Managers at Meritor Inc. think many more truck operators will choose 6x2 axle configurations and will begin asking for faster axle ratios to save fuel and...

First MaxxForce 13s with SCR Due Out Next April, Navistar Says
First MaxxForce 13s with SCR Due Out Next April, Navistar Says

October 7, 2012
LAS VEGAS - Navistar International will follow a "build and hold" strategy as it rolls out the first SCR-equipped MaxxForce 13 diesels, beginning in April

LoadStar's Stainless Steel Cab Among Advantages to Trash Haulers, Navistar Says
LoadStar's Stainless Steel Cab Among Advantages to Trash Haulers, Navistar Says

September 27, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY - The upcoming International LoadStar heavy low cab-over-engine truck will use the only stainless steel cab in the segment, and will be...

Navistar Dropping 'ICT+' Name for Simply 'SCR'
Navistar Dropping 'ICT+' Name for Simply 'SCR'

September 27, 2012
"In-Cylinder Technology Plus" is the name Navistar gave in July to its MaxxForce diesels that will use selective catalytic reduction starting early next...

New European Transit Van is Close to Upcoming U.S. Version, Ford Says
New European Transit Van is Close to Upcoming U.S. Version, Ford Says

September 6, 2012
Ford of Europe today unveiled its refined Transit van and said it closely resembles the full-size product to be built in the U.S. starting late next year. A...

Mechanical, Electronic Advances Boost Ram 1500's Fuel Economy
Mechanical, Electronic Advances Boost Ram 1500's Fuel Economy

August 24, 2012
Chrysler Group's 2013-model Ram 1500 pickup trucks are getting major mechanical and electronic advancements that will increase fuel economy and performance,...

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