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Accuride Chief Operations Officer Omar Fakhoury accepts the HDT Top 20 Products award for the...
Larry Bethel, president of Ancra Internationa's Cargo Systems Division, accepts the HDT Top 20... Carrier Transicold southern regional director Scott Williams accepts HDT's Top 20 Products award...
From left, HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge presents the Top 20 Products award for the... Chuck Blake, national accounts for Detroit, accepts the HDT Top 20 Products award for the...

HDT Presents 2018 Top 20 Product Awards [Photos]

Each year, HDT's editors, with input from a team of fleet executives, choose the most significant products announced in the past year, based on innovation, how well they address industry issues and trends, and the potential to help fleets' bottom lines. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge presented the HDT Top 20 Products awards during the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.

The 2019 Transit Connect cargo van will offer three engines that can run five fuel types.
An exclusive fleet model pairs a 2.5L inline-four with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The short-wheelbase Transit Connect has a 38.3-foot curb-to-curb turning diameter.

Ford's 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van

Ford's 2019 Transit Connect compact cargo van is adding a diesel engine option, fleet model, and array of driver-assisting features to reduce accidents for commercial users. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2018 Work Truck Show, as you can see in these photos. Read the full story here. Photos by Kim Pham.

The 2019 Silverado 6500HD is one of three new medium-duty trucks from Chevrolet.
Door badging emphasizes the Silverado nameplate.
The trucks will cover GVWs from 15,000 pounds in Class 4 to 22,900 pounds in Class 6.

Chevrolet's 2019 Silverado Chassis Cab Trucks

Chevrolet is back in the mediuim-duty business, unveiling three 2019 Silverado chassis cab trucks aimed at commercial buyers at the 2018 Work Truck Show. Check out these photos, and read the full story. Photos by Kim Pham and General Motors.

Logo welcomes attendees to the exhibit hall. Photo: Deborah Lockridge
The "I heart trucks" display near the exhibit entrance was a perfect spot for photos. Photo:...
Shell unveiled its Starship efficiency truck. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Photos: 2018 TMC Annual Meeting

The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations held its 2018 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. HDT's editors were there and have these photo highlights.

The newest truck in the collection is this beautifully restored 1950 LFT model with vintage...
This 1962 Mack B67 was donated to the museum by the Barillo Family. Photo: Jack Roberts
Mack built mining trucks, too, like this 1963 M18X model. Photo: Jack Roberts

Photos: A Visit to the Mack Trucks Museum

Over 100 years ago, Mack was building trucks, before anybody really understood waht a truck was. A visit to its incredible museum celebrating that heritage is a must for any trucking or automotive history fan. 

In the double bunk configuration, there's room to sit on the lower bunk without bumping your...
The cab and hood of the Peterbilt Model 579 UltraLoft are the same as other Peterbilt 579...
Peterbilt Chief Engineer Scott Newhouse talks about how engineers had drivers test out mockups...

Photos: Peterbilt's Model 579 UltraLoft

Peterbilt's new Model 579 UltraLoft is an integrated high-loft sleeper truck designed to give driver teams and solo truck drivers extra space and amenities, with a fuel efficiency boost as well. 

The powertrain on this truck is scaled for short-haul service, working at a drayage facility...
Kenworth's Zero Emissions Cargo Transport heavy-duty truck can haul 80,000 lb at 30-50 mph a...
Funding for the development of the truck comes through the Department of Energy's office of...

Kenworth's Zero Emissions Cargo Transport

Kenworth's Zero Emissions Cargo Transport is a heavy-duty truck with a hydrogen fuel cell-powered battery-electric powertrain, capable of about 100 miles of travel fully loaded. Photos: Jim Park  

The third-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will be offered in more than 1,700 configurations...
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter models for North America will be built in Charleston, South Carolina at a...
The new Sprinter will be offered wtih a facotry telematics package from Mercedes-Benz.

Third-Gen Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its third-generation Sprinter in Duisburg, Germany, as a versatile full-size van with a factory telematics package that will arrive in the U.S. later this year.