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Just Do It: Act Now to Cut Emissions

Just Do It: Act Now to Cut Emissions

Government people tend to spend a lot of time thinking and planning when they should just get things done, contends David McCary, director of solid waste management for the City of San Antonio

August 10, 2009

Driving Impressions: Alternative Fuels for Light-Duty Trucks
Heavier-Rig Idea Advances

Heavier-Rig Idea Advances

A bill to allow states to authorize heavier tractor-trailers has been introduced in Congress, and the idea might also be part of highway reauthorization legislation. But chances for passage are iffy, observers sa

August 10, 2009

Class 8 Update: In the Trenches

Class 8 Update: In the Trenches

If it weren't for what's being nicknamed "The Great Recession," news in the Class 8 truck business would be all about engines

August 27, 2009

Ford Announces 2011 F-SuperDuty Models With New Diesel, Gas Engines
Federal Stimulus Includes Billions For Alternative-fuel and Electric Vehicles
Cargo Van Update: More Products, Costlier Diesels on the Way

Cargo Van Update: More Products, Costlier Diesels on the Way

The gasoline share will only increase, because Ford Motor Co., the market leader, is dropping the Navistar-built PowerStroke diesel following lawsuits over warranty claims and competitive issues, leaving its E-series vans with gasoline-only power in the new yea

October 2, 2009

Driving Impressions: Ford's Transit Connect is Bigger Than it Looks
Spec'ing Your Trailer For Resale

Spec'ing Your Trailer For Resale

What makes a semitrailer easy to sell at a good price? Structural soundness, with emphasis on the floor and roof, and good appearance that comes from regular maintenanc

October 2, 2009

Trailer Safety: Easy On, Off and Walking for Drivers With These Products
Pickups Update: Engine Advances Up Fuel Economy

Pickups Update: Engine Advances Up Fuel Economy

Advances in gasoline and diesel engines for pickup trucks are just in time to catch the beginning of the end of the recession, the worst downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930

November 10, 2009

Class 3-5 Update: Model Year Mash-up

Class 3-5 Update: Model Year Mash-up

Look for altered model years from many builders after Jan. 1 as they prepare to begin installing EPA 2010-legal diesels in their commercial trucks at various points next year

November 30, 2009

Spare Parts

Spare Parts

For years, savvy fleet managers have been able to predict how long parts and components will last based on experience, and scheduled maintenance and replacement accordingly

January 21, 2010

Navistar Adds Integrated Mixer Trucks Using Continental Bodies

Navistar Adds Integrated Mixer Trucks Using Continental Bodies

Navistar International is moving fast to add products from the December acquisition of Continental Manufacturing Co. to its vehicle line, introducing integrated mixer trucks while planning expanded outlets for the bodies themselves and giving the company a new nam

February 3, 2010

Test Drive: Ford/Eaton Plug-In Hybrid

Test Drive: Ford/Eaton Plug-In Hybrid

Eaton's electric-drive system is the one usually used by truck manufacturers who offer a medium-duty hybrid, including Freightliner, Freightliner Custom Chassis, Kenworth, Peterbilt and Navistar International. One builder that doesn't make hybrids is Ford Motor - but it does suppl

February 9, 2010