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Mack’s Poised to Win More Sales with Products and Support, New President Says
Mack’s Poised to Win More Sales with Products and Support, New President Says

February 22, 2014
Dealers are “fired up” to sell trucks, with new emphasis on highway applications. And executives will "relaunch the Mack brand" at the ConExpo-ConAgg show...

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.’

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: 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...

DME: An Alternative Fuel that is Coming Soon
DME: An Alternative Fuel that is Coming Soon

October 3, 2013
Volvo Trucks North America believes dimethyl ether, or DME, is the real fuel of the future, and the company intends to get it to market as a motor fuel by...

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...

Test Drive: Mack's SuperEconodyne Can Lug Down Low for Fuel Savings
Test Drive: Mack's SuperEconodyne Can Lug Down Low for Fuel Savings

October 18, 2012
Cruising down the Interstate, you glance at the tachometer and gasp as you see the needle hovering at under 1,200 rpm. Yet the engine isn't vibrating or...

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...

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.

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