Focus On... Paccar's New MX-11 Engine [Video]

There's a new engine in Paccar's MX lineup. New to North America, but with several years of experience under the big DAF cabs in Europe, the 11-liter MX-11 is well suited for many Kenworth and Peterbilt vocational and P&D customers.


Utility Trailer Details 4000A, 4000S Flatbeds and Tautliner

In this video, Utility outlines the capabilities and use cases for each of these heavy duty trailers. Get a look at the inside and out of Utility's 4000A and 4000S flatbeds and the Tautliner curtainsided trailer. To read more click here.


Video: ZF Innovation Truck Parks by Remote Control

An engineer uses a tablet app to maneuver a tractor-semitrailer-trailer. In response to transmitted signals, the tractor steers itself and pushes the trailers to match the instructions. See HDT's coverage of the event here.


Freightliner Shows How Drivers Can Get 'FIT' at MATS 2014

At the Mid-America Trucking Show, visitors got a chance to view demonstrations of how drivers can prevent injuries and stay fit with the Freightliner FIT System - all inside the cab.


Ultimate Test Drive Video: Mack Pinnacle's Fuel-Saving Powertrain

In this three-part video test drive of a 2013 Mack Pinnacle, Equipment Editor Jim Park rides with Dave McKenna, Mack's director of powertrain sales. He explores the mDrive automated manual transmission and the Mack SuperEconodyne fuel-saving powertrain package.


Freightliner Cascadia 113 Compressed Natural Gas Tractor Walk-around

Heavy Duty Trucking's Equipment Editor Jim Park takes you on a walk-around tour of the new Cascadia 113 tractor equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and a 115 DGE compressed natural gas fuel storage system. Read more about Freightliner's natural gas plans here.

Correction: Towards the end of this video, I describe two fill ports on the saddle tank as being for either the saddle tank or the cabinet tanks. In fact, either port will fuel all of the tanks simultaneously. One port, the smaller of the pair, is the one used by 95% of the retail CNG stations in North America. The larger port is a Transit port, which evolved from the transit industry, where they flow more fuel in a shorter period of time. Not many retail CNG stations currently use Transit ports, but as new stations are built, most are offering both fill ports. -- JP



Detroit Kicks Off Production of DT12 Automated Manual Transmission

Daimler Trucks North America recently rolled out production of its new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission, which it believes will help boost acceptance of AMTs in North America. Daimler hosted a group of North American journalists in its headquarters city of Stuttgart and in Gaggenau, Germany, where the transmission is initially being assembled.

HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge interviews Brad Williamson, manager of engine and component marketing for DTNA, in Stuttgart following two days of plant tours and ride-n-drive events. (Video by Evan Lockridge, Senior Contributing Editor).

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