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Coolant Confusion Crisis

Coolant Confusion Crisis

Many fleet managers today have no idea what coolants are in their trucks — or even what coolants are supposed to be in them. Here’s how suppliers are working to correct that problem.

April 21, 2017

Q&A: FR8Star CEO Matt Kropp on Using the Data from ELDs and More
Remembering the Red Ball Express

Remembering the Red Ball Express

African-American soldiers risked their lives to keep the U.S. Army supplied during World War II and became legends in the process.

February 9, 2018

Last Legs for Long-Haul Trucking?

Last Legs for Long-Haul Trucking?

A move away from long-haul to regional and super-regional routes has been predicted for years. Volvo's Magnus Koeck says that shift may already be underway.

June 6, 2017

Mack Cites Positive Trends And Sales Figures at NACV

Mack Cites Positive Trends And Sales Figures at NACV

Fresh off the launch of its new Anthem highway tractor, Mack Trucks held an upbeat press conference kicking off day two of NACV in Atlanta with an overview of the year to date and hints as to the company’s future objectives.

September 26, 2017

TMC Panel Educates Fleets on Real-World Electric Truck Operation
New Tech, New Challenges for Axles & Suspensions

New Tech, New Challenges for Axles & Suspensions

As the trucking industry moves into the future, even the most basic components can be subject to new operational demands. Here’s how heavy-duty axle manufacturers are responding.

November 22, 2017

Western Star Celebrates Half Century Mark

Western Star Celebrates Half Century Mark

Western Star, the truck OEM that President Kelley Platt likes to tout as "the last of the custom truck builders" has hit the half-century mark. It also unveiled a new, 25-ton, off-highway truck designed to work in construction, mining and quarry applications to reporters in Phoenix.

April 27, 2017

Freightliner Aims to Stay on Top in Mexico

Freightliner Aims to Stay on Top in Mexico

Freightliner is maintaining an impressive 39% share of the Mexican commercial truck market as 2017 draws to a close — and is looking to build on that standing in 2018. HDT's Jack Roberts reports from Puerto Vallarta.

November 29, 2017

Future Tech Gets Trashed

Future Tech Gets Trashed

The trucking segment arguably leading the way forward in terms of new technology and alternative fuels is one that would surprise most casual observers of today's trucking industry. Blog commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior Editor.

April 27, 2018

First Look at Detroit DD5 Medium-Duty Engine
First Look: Tesla's All-Electric Semi Truck

First Look: Tesla's All-Electric Semi Truck

Tesla’s new electric truck is a Class 8 daycab that features a highly aggressive aerodynamic design and all-electric drivetrain, and Elon Musk promises a 500-mile range. "You can go out to the middle of nowhere and come back." HDT's Jack Roberts is at the launch and has this report.

November 16, 2017

How the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Could Change Trucking

How the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Could Change Trucking

Opportunities are on the horizon for fleets willing to embrace new market trends and rethink some aspects of their operations, according to logistics experts Tom Finkbiner and Ted Prince, founders of Tiger Cool Express.

July 14, 2017

3 Ways Vocational Truck Specs are Changing
April Trailer Sales Beat Industry Estimates