Volvo Trucks North America Tuesday revealed its new Volvo VNL series highway tractor, available in several configurations, including an all-new, 70-inch sleeper. And for the first time, Volvo’s top-of-the-line Globetrotter trim levels will be available in North America. Jack Roberts was there for the unveiling and has this report.
July 11, 2017
ZF's new Reax electronic steering system reads sensors from a wide array of vehicle systems and provides drivers with augmented control automatically tailored to specific driving situations.
August 20, 2017
Cummins has beaten Tesla to the punch with its unveiling of a new, all-electric truck, dubbed the Urban Hauler EV.
August 29, 2017
Three of the new all-electric trucks will be deployed in North America by UPS for testing and evaluation.
September 14, 2017
New technology and new, big-name players are rapidly transforming trucking. Richard Scott, vice president of logistics solutions provider Kenco, gives his thoughts on the fast pace of change in trucking.
October 31, 2017
Tesla says its new, all-electric Class 8 Semi will feature a 500-mile range on a single battery charge, can go from 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds when bobtail, and is actually cheaper to operate per mile than a comparable diesel truck.
November 17, 2017
Three recipients of SmartWay's 2017 Excellence Award detail their best practices for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing carbon footprints, from intermodal to alternative fuels.
January 18, 2018
Eaton Sunday kicked off press conference at the 2018 Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta with an update on its most recent products and a in-depth look at the advanced systems and components its engineers are working on, including systems for electric trucks.
March 4, 2018
Keeping truck cabs in good repair has always been good for a fleet’s image. And today, it’s good for the bottom line as well.
March 19, 2018
Long ago, the Vikings told Sagas relating ancient deeds. Today, Volvo has a Saga of its own to tell. But it's of the future, and not the past. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.
March 16, 2018
The new purpose-built EconicSD refuse hauler features an impressive suite of standard safety features that includes autonomous braking and remote diagnostic capabilities.
April 24, 2018
Mack’s LR model features high-powered, smart hydraulics and finely tuned details to help refuse fleets move trash fast.
May 9, 2018
Constantly evolving outsourced maintenance programs are helping fleets bring an unprecedented level of detail and expertise to total tire management.
May 10, 2018
A study focusing on autonomous vehicles says these new technologies could send massive shock waves through our society.
May 22, 2018
Driving truck fleet fuel efficiency gains needs to go deeper than hanging another aero device on your trailer.
June 1, 2018