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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

Cool Electric Spin: Driving a Ford/Eaton Plug-In Hybrid

Cool Electric Spin: Driving a 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 11, 2010

New Nissan Commercial Vans Claim High Volume, Versatility and Driver Comfort
TMC Sessions: Designing and Installing Trailer Aero Devices

New Meritor Trailer Suspension Aimed at Vocational Operators

ArvinMeritor on Wednesday unveiled a new series of durable air-ride trailer suspensions for North American vocational operators. The Meritor Trailing-Arm Air (MTA) suspension series was introduced at the company's U.S. trailer products manufacturing facility in Frankfort, Ky., to industry journalists and key OEM customers

May 5, 2010

Navistar's Electric Truck Named 'eStar,' Production Begun in Indiana RV Plant

Navistar's Electric Truck Named 'eStar,' Production Begun in Indiana RV Plant

Navistar International's electric truck is called "eStar." It's being assembled by its Monaco RV subsidiary in Wakarusa, Ind., and it's priced at $150,000, less various government monetary grants meant to encourage purchases of the non-polluting vehicles. Those are among the pieces of information announced during a May 13 webinar hosted by Navistar executives followed by an open house in a town hungry for jobs

May 13, 2010

Navistar's Electric Truck Named 'eStar,' Production Begun in Indiana RV Plant
Test Drive: Ford's New Power Stroke Diesel's a Smoothie
Hydraulic Hybrids: Ride-and-Drive Report From Work Truck Show
Hydraulic Hybrids: Ride-and-Drive Report From Work Truck Show
Driving Navistar's eStar Van

Driving Navistar's eStar Van

Primitive batteries and limited range caused electric cars and trucks to lose a technology battle with the internal combustion engine in the early 20th century. But electrics have come a long way, buddy

June 15, 2010

SuperTruck Program Aims to Improve Economy by 50 Percent

SuperTruck Program Aims to Improve Economy by 50 Percent

The Department of Energy is backing development of clean-burning, more fuel-efficient vehicles with cold cash, including $115 million for the Super Truck program. Announced earlier this year, the program is awarding grants to three teams, headed by Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar International and Cummins

June 24, 2010

Nine Years of Testing Make Gordon Trucking Pretty Sure of its Choice in Skirts
TrailerTails’ Adoption in North America Drives European Union to Authorize Them

TrailerTails’ Adoption in North America Drives European Union to Authorize Them

Andy Smith is seeing more and more of his TrailerTails moving down American and Canadian highways, and soon he’ll see them in Europe. The founder and CEO of ATDynamics on Sunday said that to reporters on the eve of the opening of the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. It was his latest briefing since he launched the fuel-saving folding-panel device in 2008.

March 11, 2013

Integrated Approach Tractor-Trailer Saves Fuel in KW's T680 Advantage Package

Integrated Approach Tractor-Trailer Saves Fuel in KW's T680 Advantage Package

Kenworth designers have turned to the trailer part of their T680 Advantage rig, integrating the smoothly styled tractor's aerodynamics into the lines of a 53-foot Utility van. The tractor has mechanical and electrical equipment meant to save fuel, but reducing air drag across the entire vehicle is almost as important, they said.

March 22, 2013