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Mack Trucks Re-enters Medium Heavy-Duty Market

Mack Trucks Re-enters Medium Heavy-Duty Market

Mack Trucks has re-entered the "Baby 8" market with a medium-heavy duty version of its Granite vocational model. The Granite MHD is aimed at municipalities and other customers who don't need a large-bore engine or high gross-weight capabilities

March 24, 2011

Q&A: Mack's Stephen Roy Talks About Service, Market Share

Q&A: Mack's Stephen Roy Talks About Service, Market Share

Stephen Roy, who has been Mack Trucks president, sales and marketing for North America since Jan. 1, spent the last five years in aftermarket parts and service, which he says is key to the company’s continued success. We sat down with Roy for more insight.

March 4, 2014

Idle Reduction is Key for Ohio Construction Fleet
Private Fleet Tackles Turbulence To Improve Fuel Economy
Class 8 Update: Downturn, But Far From Bad Times
Test Drive: Clarke-APG Dual-Fuel Glider

Test Drive: Clarke-APG Dual-Fuel Glider

From the ground and behind the wheel, you’d think this Freightliner Columbia is brand new. This was obvious on a run out on Interstate 70 in eastern Missouri, pulling a hopper-bottom trailer with a heavy load of granulated lime destined for an animal-food plant in Montgomery City, west of St. Louis. It rode, shifted and ran like new, and was just as comfortable.

May 9, 2014

Electric Vehicles Zoom in Indy

Electric Vehicles Zoom in Indy

Is electricity a fuel? Sure, even if we call it “power.” Electricity itself is far cheaper than any petroleum or gaseous fuel, and the motors it powers have many advantages for propulsion – high efficiency, tremendous torque, quietness and cleanliness, at least in the vehicle itself.

May 15, 2014

How to Avoid Weather-Related Pileups
Avoiding Damage From Aggressive Cargoes
Q&A: Caterpillar’s Ron Schultz
ZCube Trailers Are Back To the Future

ZCube Trailers Are Back To the Future

Zenith Global Logistics, which hauls and delivers home and hotel furnishings across much of the nation, needed more capacity. So its managers looked around and rediscovered low-floor, high-cube van trailers that the fleet used 20 years ago.

December 24, 2014

How Bendix’s Wingman Fusion Can Stop a Truck [Video]

How Bendix’s Wingman Fusion Can Stop a Truck [Video]

As the government contemplates making collision avoidance systems mandatory, HDT's Tom Berg takes you behind the wheel of one of the systems currently available for heavy trucks, the Bendix Wingman Fusion.

July 12, 2015

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

Self-Learning Stability Control Being Readied by Meritor Wabco

Meritor Wabco is readying a "smart" version of its Electronic Stability Control system that will continuously learn a vehicle's handling dynamics and quickly adapt to changing conditions. Like the current system, which initially learns a vehicle's characteristics, then locks them in, the learning ability eliminates most programming of electronic controls for different configurations

August 15, 2012

Mechanical, Electronic Advances Boost Ram 1500's Fuel Economy