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The year before its acquisition by Con-way, CFI chairman and CEO Glenn Brown posed with the...
CFI teamed up with Kenworth to build special race trucks, including this 2002 Pikes Peak Hill... Con-way bought CFI in 2007 and renamed it Con-way Truckload. Photo: Con-way
Photo: Con-way A Con-way Truckload owner-operator in 2012. Photo: Paul Hartley

Photos: CFI Comes Full Circle

After three acquisitions, the Joplin, Mo.-based trucking company founded as Contract Freighters Inc. in 1951 is going back to its roots, resuming use of the CFI name and operating as an independent subsidiary of new owners TransForce.

NHTSA's Tim Johnson discusses how vehicles have gotten safer and the work his research group has...
Johnson addressed a packed room.
XL Hybrids gave attendees the opportunity to test a hybrid-electric Ford Transit.

2016 Fleet Technology Expo in Pictures

The 2016 Fleet Technology Expo (FTX) gave fleet managers and stakeholders speakers and a ride and drive. Attendees had the opportunity to network and learn about the latest equipment and technology in the exhibit hall. Among the awards presented was the inaugural Fleet Visionary awards, which were sponsored by Merchants Fleet Management. Photos by Thi Dao, Jim Park, and Roselynne Reyes.

Wabash, which makes Walker, Beall, Brenner and Bulk brand tankers, says it has seen an increase...
Wabash says customer requests for disc brakes, wider track axles and wide base tires and wheels...
Bulkmatic uses Optronics' GloLight family of LED lighting products, including 4-inch LED stop /...

Photos: What Fleets are Spec'ing on Tank Trailers

In the October installment of our Trailers & Bodies department, we shared some trends on what fleets are spec'ing for productivity, safety and longevity on their bulk and liquid tanker trailers. Check out our photo gallery for more details and examples.

Navistar's SuperTruck
Navistar's SuperTruck
Navistar's SuperTruck

Navistar's SuperTruck

Navistar's SuperTruck is the fourth and final truck to come from round 1 of the Department of Energy's SuperTruck funding initiative. Equipment Editor Jim Park caught up with the truck and chief engineer Dean Oppermann at the annual conference of the SAE Commercial Vehicles conference in Rosemont, Illinois.

Anthony Levandowski, co-founder of the autonomous trucking startup Otto, shared his vision for...
The Rolling Stones wowed the crowd at Freightliner's annual customer appreciation event. Photo:...
"Did You Know" signs greeted attendees in the registration area. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in Photos

A new president for the American Trucking Assocations, new big-rigs and even old favorites like the Rolling Stones are just a few of the highlights in pictures from ATA's annual Management Conference & Exhibition that took place in Las Vegas Oct. 1 - Oct. 4

The new International LT on display at the American Trucking Associations’ annual Management...
Navistar Launched its LT series model on Sept. 30 with speeches, rock music and other fanfare....
Heralded by fire and smoke, LT625 drives on stage at the launch in Las Vegas. The LT series will...

Navistar's New Flagship LT Series Truck [Photos]

Navistar International launched its LT (for Linehaul Transport) model on Sept. 30 with enthusiastic speeches, loud rock music, and smoke-and-fire special effects. Here’s a look from the launch event and from the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition show floor. 

Techs begin an exercise involving truck chassis.
Knowledge of parts and how to find them helped in the testing.
All techs were tested on the same equipment, even though some had never before seen certain...

Scenes from TMC's SuperTech 2016 Competition

ATA Technology & Maintenance Council’s SuperTech 2016 competition last week in Raleigh, N.C., saw 140 professionals and 47 students displaying their skills at 55 testing stations. They used equipment furnished by major fleets and manufacturers, and special testing rigs built by volunteers. Photos: Marsh Galloway, TMC

Italy-based truck maker Iveco revealed its Z Truck concept, which aims to attain zero-emissions...
Iveco Z Truck zero-emissions concept using LNG & biomethane technologies w/ waste heat recovery....
ZF fabricated a plastic see-through truck for a virtual-reality demo of its advanced...

Seen at IAA 2016 Truck Show [Photos]

The IAA International Commercial Vehicle Show is the world’s largest truck show, held every two years in Hannover, Germany. HDT’s Deborah Lockridge and David Cullen are covering the event from the floor and have filed these photos.