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HDT's 2018 Class 8 Truck Preview

HDT's 2018 Class 8 Truck Preview

A host of new models and features show that 2018 will be a game-changer in terms of Class 8 truck productivity and technology.

November 22, 2017

Getting Guidance on Electric Trucks

Getting Guidance on Electric Trucks

The first-ever Guidance Report issued by NACFE seeks to clear the air on both the myths and realities of battery electric vehicles in fleet operations today and in the near future. Blog commentary by Jack Roberts.

May 9, 2018

The Power of Technology to Transform Trucking Fleets
Five Factors Driving Trucking Economic Trends

Five Factors Driving Trucking Economic Trends

Mixed economic signs aside, trucking will remain strong for the remainder of the year, FTR economist Eric Starks told attendees at HDT's Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange event in Scottsdale, Arizona.

May 14, 2018

Get Your Brakes Ready for Roadcheck

Get Your Brakes Ready for Roadcheck

CVSA's National Roadcheck June 5-7 may be focusing on hours of service, but you can bet that lots of trucks will be put out of service for brakes. To help you out, here’s a refresher course on inspecting your truck’s air brakes and what to do if you discover you’re not in compliance.

May 31, 2018

Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks

Thor Trucks Takes Different Approach to Electric Trucks

A new electric truck company thinks its modest approach will captivate regional-haul trucking fleets. The Thor Trucks team is focused on providing long-haul electric truck solutions that it says are “reasonable and profitable now.”

January 18, 2018

Why U.S. Xpress Uses Automated Manual Transmissions

Why U.S. Xpress Uses Automated Manual Transmissions

Automated manual transmissions rule the roost at U.S. Xpress today. Out of some 7,000 U.S. Xpress trucks running today, the fleet is down to just 16 “legacy” models still equipped with manual transmissions.

December 21, 2016

Automated Transmissions Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Automated Transmissions Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Automated manual transmissions surpassed even the most optimistic predictions for adoption. How will the next generation of smarter, faster, and better connected AMTs boost safety, efficiency and, fuel economy?

June 22, 2017

Demise of the Dumb Dump Truck

Demise of the Dumb Dump Truck

Today’s dump trucks are smart, connected and integrated — but still tough enough to handle heavy loads in tough working conditions.

July 20, 2017

Smart Trucks Have Already Arrived

Smart Trucks Have Already Arrived

A new kind of truck is already here. And very soon, the incredible capabilities of these smart, connected vehicles will revolutionize virtually every aspect of fleet operations.

September 15, 2017

Taking Tire Pressure Management to the Next Level

Taking Tire Pressure Management to the Next Level

Tire pressure monitoring and inflation systems are a proven way for fleets to manage one of their biggest consumable items and ensure safe operation. New technologies will take the capabilities of these systems to the next level.

December 28, 2017

How Fleets Can Get the Most From A National Tire Account
3 Ways Vocational Truck Specs are Changing
ZF Teases Automatic Transmission, Lanekeeping System

ZF Teases Automatic Transmission, Lanekeeping System

ZF has adapted its highly successful Powerline automatic transmission for vocational fleet applications up to 57,000 lbs., and is showing off a more advanced lanekeeping system it's working to get on commercial trucks.

June 14, 2018

Behind the Wheel of an Electric Peterbilt Model 579