There is no single lift-axle configuration that works everywhere, because of the wide variety of state and local regulations applicable to axle weights and spreads.There are many things to consider when adding liftable or steerable axles to a truck to increase payload capacity.
July 19, 2019
Equipment Editor Jim Park gets an extended test drive of Peterbilt's UltraLoft integrated sleeper and Model 579's latest fuel-saving specs.
July 18, 2019
While the Indy race car drivers get the glory, they'd be high and dry without the team of drivers that get the race cars to the event.
July 16, 2019
HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park donned a nomex fire suit to take a ride in a two-seat Indy Car at the Honda Toronto Indy race weekend.
July 15, 2019
The NTSB has determined that the actions of a human truck driver was a probable cause in a collision with an autonomous shuttle bus. The driver behaved as drivers have always done under the circumstance; but the computer-controlled shuttle did not.
July 15, 2019
Canada is bringing its own ELD regulations into force in June 2021. American carriers operating there will need to use ELDs that comply with the Canadian rules. There are only a few differences, but some are substantial.
July 8, 2019
A truck driver can drive down a mountain 100 times too slowly, but only once too fast. An inexperienced driver on a steep grade could spell disaster unless properly trained.
July 3, 2019
Autonomous trucks aren’t as far off as you might think, or hope. Equipment Editor Jim Park got a chance to see how one such system works in a test scenario at the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, Ohio.
July 2, 2019
Clifford, Ontario, is barely a dot on the map, but it's antique and classic truck central on the first weekend in July. This year was the show's 10th anniversary, and it keeps growing in popularity. Equipment Editor Jim Park captured the event in photos.
July 2, 2019
How do we keep drivers from driving too fast through curves or descending mountain slopes? By showing them precisely how fast they should be driving. A new app called Road-Aware can do just that.
June 27, 2019
GPS is clearly the navigation method of choice in trucking, and amongst the general population, but chronic GPS users might be doing their brains a disservice, and missing out on a lot of excitement by getting lost once in a while, says Equipment Editor Jim Park in his latest blog.
June 23, 2019
Medium-duty truck builders will soon have a groundbreaking transmission to add to their data books, and heavy-truck makers will have more steering assist options thanks to recently demonstrated technologies from German supplier ZF.
June 20, 2019
Equipment Editor, Jim Park, recently took a Peterbilt's 579 Epiq on a 1,000-mile trip between Scottsdale, Arizona, and Denton, Texas. His test drive story appears in the July issue of Heavy Duty Trucking.
June 17, 2019
Beginning next year, ZF will use a two-lens camera system to improve the performance and functionality of various advanced driver safety features. A second lens enables redundancy for Level2+ autonomous functions and offers wide-angle field of view for pedestrian detection.
June 13, 2019
Daimler’s optional Level 2 technologies, Lane Keep Assist and ACC to Zero,
will make drivers’ jobs easier and likely a little safer — if they don’t abuse them. Jim Park reports on his experience with the latest Detroit technology on a Freightliner Cascadia.
June 12, 2019