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Real-World Electric Highway Tests Start in Sweden

Real-World Electric Highway Tests Start in Sweden

The 2-kilometer stretch of road features a dedicated hybrid truck lane with a Siemens conductive system with overhead electrical wires, very much like the systems commonly used on mass-transit street cars, buses and trains today.

January 31, 2017

Will Trump's Take on Trade Be Boost or Bust for Fleets?

Will Trump's Take on Trade Be Boost or Bust for Fleets?

Last summer, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that cross-border trade generated by NAFTA alone was worth $89 billion to the trucking industry. So are President Trump’s recent free trade actions a positive move for trucking? Or should American fleet executives be concerned?

January 27, 2017

Trump and Trade

Trump and Trade

President Trump is already making good on campaign promises to end or seriously alter U.S. free trade agreements. But what are the pros and cons of these moves?

January 24, 2017

Test Drive: Detroit's 5-Liter Street Fighter

Test Drive: Detroit's 5-Liter Street Fighter

Even in an age of ‘rightsizing,’ many fleets have been reluctant to give a 4-cylinder engine a chance. Detroit’s new DD5 diesel is about to challenge that point of view.

January 23, 2017

Volvo, Mack, to Discontinue 16-liter Diesel Immediately
A Not-So-Gentle Reminder

A Not-So-Gentle Reminder

It's never been easier to get distracted behind the wheel -- age and experience notwithstanding. Jack Roberts got an up close and personal reminder of that recently, as he shares in his Truck Tech blog.

January 10, 2017

Groups Want Behind-the-Wheel Time Restored to Entry-Level Driver Rule
The Future Revealed

The Future Revealed

2016 was the year the crystal ball cleared and offered anyone brave enough to look a clear vision of the future of logistics. Jack Roberts shares his end-of-year thoughts in his Truck Tech blog.

December 28, 2016

21st Century Truck Wheels

21st Century Truck Wheels

In practice, wheels function quite well with only limited attention and maintenance. But that’s no excuse not to pay attention to them at regular intervals.

December 22, 2016

Why U.S. Xpress Uses Automated Manual Transmissions

Why U.S. Xpress Uses Automated Manual Transmissions

Automated manual transmissions rule the roost at U.S. Xpress today. Out of some 7,000 U.S. Xpress trucks running today, the fleet is down to just 16 “legacy” models still equipped with manual transmissions.

December 21, 2016

EMA to Work with EPA on Proposed Diesel NOx Rule for 2024

EMA to Work with EPA on Proposed Diesel NOx Rule for 2024

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will begin work on a new proposed rule aimed at setting lower standards for NOx diesel emissions from heavy-duty diesel engines beginning in model year 2024.

December 21, 2016

Technology, Trucks and Terror

Technology, Trucks and Terror

Take technology far enough and you'll have smart trucks that simply cannot be used as weapons of terror like this week's attack in Berlin, writes Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

December 20, 2016

Euro-Style Cargo Vans Break the Mold

Euro-Style Cargo Vans Break the Mold

A new breed of commercial van is sweeping the country with capabilities and features unheard of just a few years ago. Here’s why many experts think these vans will soon dominate in light- and medium-duty fleets.

December 19, 2016

First Look at Detroit DD5 Medium-Duty Engine
Third Time the Charm for Rush Tech Rodeo Champ