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On the Spot: Volvo Truck's Dynamic Steering [Video]
Volvo Trucks Brings Volvo Dynamic Steering to North America

Volvo Trucks Brings Volvo Dynamic Steering to North America

Volvo Trucks is introducing Volvo Dynamic Steering to North America following five years of production in Europe. It’s billed now as a driver assist feature, but it will likely be a pathway to some active steering technology.

September 13, 2019

On the Spot: Volvo's Electric VNR [Video]

On the Spot: Volvo's Electric VNR [Video]

Volvo's electric VNR tractor is set to be deployed at the ports of Southern California as part of the Volvo Lights project to see how a battery-electric truck would fare in real-world operations. Jim Park has this first look.

September 12, 2019

How to Prevent Wheel-End Fires
Test Drive: Hino's XL 8 Class 8 Straight Truck

Test Drive: Hino's XL 8 Class 8 Straight Truck

Hino's new forray into the Class 8 truck market is the XL 8 straight truck. Equipment Editor Jim Park was able to take it for a spin recently and found that this "Baby 8" will go head to head with any competitor and come out ahead in several ways.

September 5, 2019

Will Future Trucks Be Powered by Batteries or Fuel Cells?
Is Your ELD Compliant?

Is Your ELD Compliant?

ELDs could be rendered non-compliant by an innocuous technical detail or a hole big enough to drive a truck through. It’s up to the buyer to determine if a device meets all the requirements.

August 26, 2019

Hino Touts $100 Million Manufacturing Facility

Hino Touts $100 Million Manufacturing Facility

Hino Motors opened its new 1 million-square-foot manufacturing facility in Mineral Wells, West Virginia, to serve as the truck maker's manufacturing foundation in the U.S.

August 22, 2019

Driver Shortage? Sorry, Truckers Aren't Buying It

Driver Shortage? Sorry, Truckers Aren't Buying It

Equipment Editor Jim Park, himself a driver and owner-operator for 20 years, disagrees with the notion of a driver shortage. There are 10 million CDL holders in the U.S. and only 3.7 million trucks requiring CDL drivers. How is that a shortage?

August 5, 2019

A Trailer Suspension That Drivers Love

A Trailer Suspension That Drivers Love

Hendrickson's Zero Maintenance Damping system was designed to save fleets a few hundred dollars in trailer lifecycle costs. It's also proving to be a great driver recruiting and retention tool.

August 1, 2019

Dana to Provide e-Propulsion for Hydrogen Fuel Development Project

Dana to Provide e-Propulsion for Hydrogen Fuel Development Project

The three-year Alberta Zero-Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration project will see two hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks pulling loads of up to 140,000 pounds on 430-mile round trips between Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, beginning next year.

August 1, 2019

Petro-Canada Eyes 0W-20 Oils

Petro-Canada Eyes 0W-20 Oils

Even with the low adoption rates for CK-4 and FA-4 oils, Petro-Canada Lubricant's is looking to the horizon in developing what could become the next oil standard, a 0W-20 grade.

July 29, 2019

Focus On… Hendrickson’s ZMD Trailer Suspension [Video]
Test Drive: Driving Peterbilt’s Model  579 Epiq UltraLoft [Video]
Focus On... The Features of Peterbilt's 579 Epiq UltraLoft [Video]