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Class 8 Update: Downturn, But Far From Bad Times
Class 8 Update: Downturn, But Far From Bad Times

October 17, 2016
Production cutbacks should reduce heavy truck inventories, but are fleets waiting for new, more fuel-efficient models to appear? From our October issue.

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...

QuickSpin: Mack's mDrive HD
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...

High-mpg Model Round-Up
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...

Class 8 Update: As Economy Builds, Almost Everybody’s Buying
Class 8 Update: As Economy Builds, Almost Everybody’s Buying

December 15, 2014
Builders report order upswings of 20% and more, along with gains for proprietary diesels and automated transmissions.

Transmission Trends
Transmission Trends

April 18, 2014
The swing continues toward heavy automated products, but manuals still dominate. Light and medium trucks are almost all ‘shiftless.’

Q&A: Mack's Stephen Roy Talks About Service, Market Share
Q&A: Mack's Stephen Roy Talks About Service, Market Share

March 4, 2014
Stephen Roy, who has been Mack Trucks president, sales and marketing for North America since Jan. 1, spent the last five years in aftermarket parts and...

Test Drive: Detroit’s Smooth Self-Shifter
Test Drive: Detroit’s Smooth Self-Shifter

March 3, 2014
“Proprietary” is a magic word among truck builders. It describes components of the company’s own manufacture or design that are installed on the company’s...

Save Fuel, Increase Profit, Save the Planet
Save Fuel, Increase Profit, Save the Planet

January 13, 2014
Is this a case of win-win? Do the new regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions help both the environment and truck operators’ bottom lines? So it seems.

Class 8 Update: Economics Forge Change
Class 8 Update: Economics Forge Change

December 20, 2013
Is trucking in for a transformation? Many believe that long-haul trucking will become less important as regional operations grow and intermodal takes over...

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