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Medium-Duty Update: Growing Sales, Diesel Developments, Vertical Integration
Class 8 Update: Downturn, But Far From Bad Times
Spec'ing Trailers for Safe and Quick Entry and Exit

Spec'ing Trailers for Safe and Quick Entry and Exit

Slips and falls constitute a major cause of injuries and worker’s compensation claims for drivers, and while that usually applies to trucks and tractors, it also includes trailers. Many trailers are bought with no clear way to climb aboard, so drivers do the best they can.

October 10, 2016

SmartValve's a Back-Saver at Meijer Logistics
What's Available in Hybrid and Electric Drive Systems
Hill Climbing's Easy for mDrive and 'Downsped' MP8 Diesel

Hill Climbing's Easy for mDrive and 'Downsped' MP8 Diesel

The Pinnacle-pulled rig weighed close to 80,000 pounds. So how did it pull the hills at such low engine speeds? With 1,860 lb-ft of torque, and with no more speed loss than one would find with higher revving engines.

September 7, 2016

Test Drive: Is International's HX620 the Driver's Vocational Truck?
Peterbilt Model 567 Heritage Evokes  'Large Cars'

Peterbilt Model 567 Heritage Evokes 'Large Cars'

Peterbilt Motors’ Model 567 Heritage combines a rugged-looking vocational truck with special exterior and interior trim that harkens back to the company’s West Coast origins and days of the “large car.”

August 23, 2016

Quick Spin: Crane LET2 Crew Cab Seats 4

Quick Spin: Crane LET2 Crew Cab Seats 4

Not all trash trucks are born alike. The model LET2 CC is a rather roomy example in a world where most refuse trucks seat two, or three in a pinch. Senior Editor Tom Berg offers his hands-on impressions.

August 23, 2016

Driving Volvo's I-Shift with Crawler Gears

Driving Volvo's I-Shift with Crawler Gears

Volvo’s new Crawler Gears option for the I-Shift automated manual transmission puts one or two extra-low ratios at the driver’s fingertips – or thumb tip, actually.

August 22, 2016

Kenworth T680 Shows off Lightweight Specs
The 2016 Trailers Update

The 2016 Trailers Update

New features displayed at truck shows and announced separately cut weight, add ruggedness and utility.

July 28, 2016

Private Fleet Tackles Turbulence To Improve Fuel Economy
Idle Reduction is Key for Ohio Construction Fleet
Fuel Economy at Any Size

Fuel Economy at Any Size

UPS has 90,000 trucks, tractors and package cars around the world is known for its push to adopt alternative fuels and powertrains, which run “green miles.” But the greenest miles are the ones you never run, says the giant parcel carrier.

June 30, 2016