Focus On... Vnomics True Fuel Part 2: Good Driver (Video)

In Part 2 of our look at Vnomics True Fuel platform, equipment editor Jim Park takes the wheel and attempts to be the best driver as possible to examine how the system can distinguish between good and bad drivers through its scoring system. Find Part 1 (Bad Driver) here


Focus On... Vnomics True Fuel Part 1: Bad Driver

Vnomics is offering a monitoring device that encourages drivers to do better rather than getting on their nerves or taking away driveability. The system provides loads back-office data that helps fleets coach and instruct drivers on better driving habits to save fuel. In Part 1 equipment editor Jim Park purposely drives poorly to contrast how the system rates bad versus good drivers. In Part 2, watch Jim test his skills against the system.


Focus On... The Technology of Cummins' 2016 ISX15 Engine

In Part 1 of this Focus On... video series, equipment editor Jim Park test-drives a 2016 ISX15 engine examining some of its current features, including the ADEPT Technology Suite. In Part 2, we will examine the engine's 2017 replacement, the X15, which will build on these features and others.


Using Crawler Gears on Volvo's I-Shift Transmission [Video]

Volvo’s new Crawler Gears option for the I-Shift automated manual transmission puts one or two extra-low ratios at the driver’s finger tips – or thumb tip, actually. This is especially useful for vocational trucks like dumpers and mixers. Volvo’s Wade Long explains how to choose the lower gears using the shift selector.


Focus On... Peterbilt 567 Heritage [Video]

Sometimes a trim package is enough to constitute an almost-new model. So it is with the Heritage version of Peterbilt's vocational 567, as Tom Berg reports in the latest Focus On video. 


KW’s Plans for Its New Paccar MX-11 Diesel [Video]

Paccar’s 10.8-liter MX-11 diesel became available in January in Peterbilt and Kenworth heavy trucks. It claims strong power and torque, and is a lightweight alternative to the larger MX-13 and Cummins ISX12. Kurt Swihart, Kenworth’s marketing director, discusses the MX-11 and its applications.


Focus On... Western Star's MBT-40 [Video]

The Multi-Body Transformer package recently unveiled by Western Star could be a game changer for the heavy construction and mining industries. Equipment Editor Jim Park, finds out how it works in the latest "Focus On" video. 


Focus On... Volvo Adaptive Gearing [VIDEO]

In the latest "Focus On" video, Equipment Editor Jim Park talks to Gene Brice, co-owner of Idaho Milk Transport, about how Volvo's Adaptive Gearing is ideally suited to tank fleets that run half their miles empty. 


Video: Wabco Talks Air Disc Brakes

Air disc brakes are every so slowly gaining market share and could be at 20% on heavy duty trucks within five years, predicts Jon Morrison, president of Wabco Americas. Senior editor Tom Berg interviewed Jon Morrison at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show.  


Video: Wabco President Looks to the Future

Wabco Americas President Jon Morrison took a moment to talk to us about autonomous vehicles and the future of Class 8 truck safety at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show.

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