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Waymo: Lessons from Light-Duty Shaping Class 8 Autonomous Project

Waymo: Lessons from Light-Duty Shaping Class 8 Autonomous Project

Before the industry began eyeing the possibility of driverless semis, there was a little car secretly driving around the country with no one at the wheel. This has now evolved into a new project, Waymo Via, which is looking to make autonomous trucking and local delivery a reality.

October 17, 2020

Heavy Hauler Goes Big

Heavy Hauler Goes Big

Henderson Heavy Haul has to maneuver some of the largest oversized loads on the road. Without the right equipment, they would be stuck between more than just a rock and a hard place.

October 8, 2020

What’s Trending in Trailers: #COVID-19, #Smart Trailers, #New Products
2019 Fact Book: Equipment [Photos]

2019 Fact Book: Equipment [Photos]

After fleets bought new trucks and trailers at records rates in 2018, this year has seen a major slowdown and the 2019 HDT Fact Book tells the story of this downward trucking trend.

September 23, 2019

Kenworth, Toyota Unveil Jointly Developed Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck
Survey: What Fleets Consider When Choosing Suspensions
XL Hybrids to Offer Hybrid Ford F-250 Pickup

XL Hybrids to Offer Hybrid Ford F-250 Pickup

XL Hybrids will begin producing its XL3R hybrid electric drive system for 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in the first quarter of 2018, the vehicle modifier told Heavy Duty Trucking in an exclusive interview.

September 26, 2017

Utility Trailers Reviews 2016, Looks Ahead to 2017 and New Regs

Utility Trailers Reviews 2016, Looks Ahead to 2017 and New Regs

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. is “fairly optimistic about 2017,” according to Craig Bennett, senior vice president of sales and marketing. Bennett and his team are moving into 2017 with some new products and an eye on incoming federal regulations.

January 26, 2017

Dry Vans: Regulations, What Customers Want, and How It Could Change
Today’s Trailer Landing Gear

Today’s Trailer Landing Gear

Landing gear can make a driver’s job that much easier at the beginning and end of a haul, depending on how well the components are protected and how well they work together.

December 22, 2015

2016 Medium-Duty Truck Trends

2016 Medium-Duty Truck Trends

From city pick-up and delivery vans to on/off-road service units, this wide range of vehicles is seeing some of the same trends as its bigger brothers, and has a few of its own.

October 13, 2015

Daimler's SuperTruck Revealed

Daimler's SuperTruck Revealed

With a 115% freight efficiency improvement and 12.2 mpg, the DTNA team had to pull out all the stops to turn its goals into realities.

July 12, 2015

Breaking the 11 MPG Barrier

Breaking the 11 MPG Barrier

For Michael Niss, reaching 11 mpg is not just a dream. It is quickly becoming a reality through his project company, Breaking 11.

July 12, 2015

Kalmar Ottawa Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look at the T2

Kalmar Ottawa Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look at the T2

Terminal tractor manufacturer Kalmar Ottawa hosted a number of industry journalists this past week for a tour of the company’s Ottawa, Kan., facility and some time behind the wheel of the T2, its newest terminal tractor.

June 5, 2015

Daimler Achieves 115% Efficiency Improvement with SuperTruck

Daimler Achieves 115% Efficiency Improvement with SuperTruck

Daimler Trucks North America unveiled its futuristic SuperTruck at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show, saying the project exceeded the company’s expectations. The DTNA SuperTruck has achieved 115% freight efficiency improvement, surpassing the Department of Energy program’s goal of 50% improvement.

March 26, 2015

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