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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...
Increased storage is a key feature of the Peterbilt Model 579 UltraLoft. Photo: Deborah Lockridge A double-bunk Peterbilt Model 579 UltraLoft on display at the press unveiling. Photo: Deborah...

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.

Bob Phillips (center), chairman of Phillips Industries, celebrating the company's 90th...
(Left to right) Rob Phillips, president and COO, David Phillips, VP of marketing and Bob Phillips.
Phillips 90th Anniversary Celebration [Photos]

Phillips 90th Anniversary Celebration [Photos]

At a press conference during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week Rob Phillips, president and COO of Phillips Industries, detailed historical milestones in the formation and development of the company into an innovative commercial vehicle electrical and air brake components and global supplier. Photos: Phillips Industries

Concrete pumper trucks line aisles of the Las Vegas Convention Center's central hall, where most...
Ozinga, a ready mix operation in Chicago, has committed to converting its fleet to natural gas...
Stone Slinger body sits on a five-axle International HX. Matte-finish paint is Linex Ultra,...

2018 World of Concrete Show [Photos]

World of Concrete is held annually at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and it’s the year's first trade show where truck builders announce new or improved vocational models. HDT's Tom Berg was there.

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. Photo: Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week
Bob Dieli talks about MacKay & Co.'s Truckable Economic Activity during Heavy Duty Aftermarket...
A presentation from MacKay & Co. during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue, the day before HDAW....

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2018 in Photos

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week was held Jan. 22-25, 2018, at The Mirage in Las Vegas. There were a number of new aftermarket product announcements, educational and motivational sessions, and a trade show.

Lee White II, president of Old River Companies, says more of his customers want advanced safety...
Many of the New England Kenworth’s customers don't have stand by or replacement units so they...
Joe Alosa, president and CEO of New England Kenworth, says there is no such thing as “no” when...

2018 Truck Dealer of the Year Nominees [Photos]

The 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year award recognizes commercial-truck dealers for business performance, industry leadership, and community service. The seven nominees were selected by state, metro, and national association leaders and a winner will be chosen during the 55th annual ATD Show in Las Vegas in March.

Here I am ready to take Volvo's incredible SuperTruck for a drive. Photo: Jack Roberts
I was honored to speak to the California Trucking Association's January meeting in lovely...
February kicked off with a bang with an up-close look at Volvo's new SuperTruck. (Video here.)...

Covering Trucking in 2017 - in Photos

Get a peek behind the scenes at HDT as Senior Editor Jack Roberts looks back at the places he went, the trucks he drove and the technology he reported on in 2017.