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Test Drive: Nissan’s Titan XD Gas

Test Drive: Nissan’s Titan XD Gas

What does it take for a pickup to be considered “American”? Nissan is a Japanese company, but its Titan XD is American all the way through.

June 23, 2016

Refinishing Wheels the Right Way
Heavy-Haul Trailers Get Lighter

Heavy-Haul Trailers Get Lighter

You don’t think about “lightweight” when talking about lowboys, which are often long and multi-axled. Nevertheless, today’s heavy-haul trailers are not as heavy as their predecessors – but it’s a careful balance.

May 24, 2016

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback

A hybrid electric-drive trailer tandem being developed by a group of engineers at Hyliion Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa. The device, which for now has no official name, is undergoing road testing and should be ready for the market in mid-2017,

May 23, 2016

Test Drive: Ford's New F-650 Looks, Feels Familiar
Ex-Military Trucks Find Duties with Civilian Operators
Reefer Technology's Becoming More Important
Titan XD Gas: Another Choice in Nissan's New Category
What You Should Know About Today's CNG Fuel Systems

What You Should Know About Today's CNG Fuel Systems

Natural-gas-powered truck sales have leveled off since the drop in diesel prices, but fleets already using the fuel continue to buy them, especially CNG. What are some of the basics involved in the latest CNG tanks and fuel systems?

April 22, 2016

The Trend to Self Shifting Continues
Electric Vibration Smoothly Offloads Materials

Electric Vibration Smoothly Offloads Materials

Material sticking to the inside of dump beds during tipping is a nagging problem for drivers in Manlius Township, Ill., but not for a truck equipped with a certain electric vibration device.

March 28, 2016

Quick Spin: Strong Underpinnings Turn a Medium Into a Heavy
Test Drive: Isuzu NPRs Offer High Maneuverability
Video: Driving Isuzu's Low Cab Forward NPRs

Video: Driving Isuzu's Low Cab Forward NPRs

Senior Editor Tom Berg recently drove a pair of NPRs on streets and freeways in the Los Angeles Basin for this edition of our Focus On video series. He found them highly capable and fun to drive, as well.

March 21, 2016

TMC Members Share Corrosion Experience, Advice