A wide range of engine options that allow fleets to spec for tough applications is one of the top trends in vocational trucking today. Photo: International


3 Ways Vocational Truck Specs are Changing

Vocational fleets are increasingly spec’ing new technologies, options and features to get their work done.

Volvo’s new VNX heavy-haul tractor blends the company's cutting edge tech with tough equipment. Photo: Jack Roberts


Volvo Blends Tech and Tough in New VNX Tractor

Volvo’s new VNX heavy-haul tractor is a perfect example of the trend to blend cutting edge tech with tough. It’s a truck that leverages all of Volvo’s latest technologies with a robust frame, high-horsepower engines, and 125,000 GCWR. Jack Roberts has first impressions.

Photo of 2019 Silverado 4500HD courtesy of Chevrolet.


Chevrolet's 2019 Medium-Duty Truck Trio

Launching the much anticipated Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD medium-duty models at The Work Truck Show 2018, the automaker surprised everyone with the additional launch of a 6500HD model as well.

Daimler Trucks has a 'Baby 8' eActros electric truck in fleet testing in Europe; is an e-Cascadia next? Photo: Mercedes-Benz


Daimler Pumping R&D into Electric Trucks, Connectivity, Autonomous Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America chief Roger Nielsen talked to reporters recently about the company's investments and initiatives in technology such as connectivity, electric trucks, autonomous trucks, advanced driver assistance systems, platooning, and predictive maintenance.

The new Mack LR features a performance-oriented design that is focused on refuse fleet details both big and small. Photo: Jack Roberts


Test Drive: Mack’s Low-Ride Refuse Hauler

Mack’s LR model features high-powered, smart hydraulics and finely-tuned details to help refuse fleets move trash fast. Jack Roberts takes it for a test drive.

Photo of the third-generation European Sprinter by Paul Clinton.


6 Questions for Mercedes-Benz Vans USA

Robert Veit, vice president and managing director of Mercedes-Benz Vans USA, is leading a growth initiative in North America that includes the launch of the third-generation Sprinter.

We tested our X12 in a Cascadia daycab on Interstate and two-lane highways in Western New York, near Cummins’ Jamestown plant. Photos: Jim Park


Test Drive: Cummins X12 Diesel Engine Version 2.0

Originally released in China as the ISG, the upcoming Cummins X12 diesel engine has been 90% re-engineered for North America. And it works like a charm.

The most significant trucking products for 2018 as chosen by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine's editors.


HDT's Top 20 Products of 2018

The most significant trucking products for 2018 as chosen by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine's editors.

Rolf Lockwood


Commentary: Is There an Electric Truck In Your Near Future?

With all the talk about trucking's electric future, it's important to remember that trucks will be drinking diesel for a long time to come, says Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

You need to understand your application and how it affects liftgate specs for your truck or trailer. Photo: Anthony Liftgates


4 Keys to Spec'ing the Right Liftgate for your Truck or Trailer

While the right liftgate can reduce operator fatigue and injuries, shorten delivery times and improve productivity, the wrong liftgate can open the door to a host of new problems.

6 Things to Consider When Selecting a Weigh Station Bypass System
Weigh station bypass technology saves you time, fuel and money. But which type of bypass technology is right for your fleet? How do you compare different solutions? Download the free whitepaper to make sure you are saving as much as possible.

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