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Test Drive: Bold New Look for an Old Dog

Test Drive: Bold New Look for an Old Dog

There will be no mistaking an Anthem when you see one coming down the road. Mack has dumped the conservative Pinnacle set-back axle model in favor of this show-stopper, writes Jim Park in this Test Drive.

November 27, 2017

The Tesla Semi: Lots More Sizzle, Still No Steak

The Tesla Semi: Lots More Sizzle, Still No Steak

Seven months after we were teased with a ghostly image of Tesla's ersatz electric semi, we still don't know anything substantive about it. Maybe that's all we need to know, says Jim Park in his On the Road blog.

November 20, 2017

Mack Anthem Makes Mexican Debut

Mack Anthem Makes Mexican Debut

Mack’s newest on-highway model, the Anthem, was introduced to Mexican truckers and journalists at the 2107 Expo Transporte show here in Guadalajara.

November 15, 2017

Test Drive: There's Much to Like About Volvo's New VNL
Truck Driver Gets the Blame in Driverless Shuttle Bus Crash

Truck Driver Gets the Blame in Driverless Shuttle Bus Crash

Media outlets are reporting a collision between a driverless shuttle bus and a tractor-trailer in Las Vegas just hours after the bus was unveiled - and the truck driver was blamed. Equipment Editor Jim Park has more in his On the Road blog.

November 9, 2017

Can Trucks be Hacked?

Can Trucks be Hacked?

Does trucking face a cyber-threat resulting from weaknesses in the electronic architecture of its trucks? From part eight of our Trucking in the 21st Century series.

October 17, 2017

Electric Trucks: Zap in the Pan?

Electric Trucks: Zap in the Pan?

Electric trucks are coming to market on the strength of their lack of tailpipe emissions. But can trucking get over the cost, weight, and range hurdles?

September 18, 2017

Mack Reveals New Anthem On-Highway Tractor

Mack Reveals New Anthem On-Highway Tractor

Not since Mack introduced the Vision model highway tractor in 1999 has the company done such a significant vehicle reveal. The company has seen its on-highway market share decline in recent years due to what the company admits was an "aging product." Mack hopes to turn that around with the latest addition to its lineup, the Anthem, unveiled on Wednesday in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

September 13, 2017

Cummins Taking Long View on Alternative Power

Cummins Taking Long View on Alternative Power

Cummins sees itself as a technology company that has been very successful in commercializing diesel power. Through decades of change and disruption, the company has adapted and moved ahead. The next wave of change is no different, and Cummins believes the outcome will be no different.

August 31, 2017

Why the ELD Mandate is a Problem for Temp Drivers
Test Drive: Paccar's New Automated Transmission

Test Drive: Paccar's New Automated Transmission

Paccar is the latest North American truck manufacturer to bring a proprietary automated transmission to market. HDT's Jim Park got a sneak preview of the new 12-speed Paccar Automated Transmission ahead of its official launch. Here are his driving impressions.

August 22, 2017

ELDs Can Open the Door to Big Data
What Owner-Operators and Small Fleets Need to Know about ELDs

What Owner-Operators and Small Fleets Need to Know about ELDs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device mandate is causing a lot of confusion and concern among the smallest fleets and single truck owner-operators. With just four months until the regulation comes into force, here are a few things to consider as we brace for December 18 – the date the mandate kicks in.

August 15, 2017

Chanje Bringing Class 5 Electric Cargo Van to U.S.
Taking Tires for a Test Drive

Taking Tires for a Test Drive

If you want to test drive some new tires before you buy — and who wouldn’t — be prepared to invest significant time and energy in the project.

July 24, 2017