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Focus On: Mack MD7 [Video]

Focus On: Mack MD7 [Video]

Mack Trucks' new MD Series is the company's first medium-duty offering since 2003. Although the pandemic delayed the start of production, it didn't interfere with a test drive opportunity. Meet the new MD in this Focus On video from Equipment Editor Jim Park.

September 23, 2020

Focus On: Mack Electric LR [Video]

Focus On: Mack Electric LR [Video]

Early in 2020, Mack Trucks handed the keys to its first fully electric refuse truck to the New York City Department of Sanitation. Equipment Editor Jim Park gives us a tour of the truck and a few early driving impressions.

March 27, 2020

Focus On: Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter [Video]

Focus On: Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter [Video]

There are only a few hundred Mitsubishi Fuso eCanters on the planet, but there were two of the electric trucks at the 2020 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Equipment Editor Jim Park drove one; watch as he shares his experience.

March 23, 2020

Focus On: Driving Hino’s XL8 Tandem Straight Truck [Video]
Focus On: Alaska DOT’s Granite Snow Plows [Video]

Focus On: Alaska DOT’s Granite Snow Plows [Video]

What kind of a truck does it take to keep Alaska’s Thompson Pass clear of snow in winter? This Mack Granite snowplow has earned the respect of the DOT crews that patrol the snow capital of North America.

October 11, 2019

Focus On... A Walkaround of Hino's XL8 Class 8 Truck [Video]
On the Spot: Volvo Truck's Dynamic Steering [Video]
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

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]
On the Spot: ZF’s GPS-Based Autonomous Control [Video]

On the Spot: ZF’s GPS-Based Autonomous Control [Video]

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

On the Spot: Dana’s Class 6 Electric Powertrain [Video]
Focus On: Daimler's Lane Keep Assist [Video]

Focus On: Daimler's Lane Keep Assist [Video]

Daimler’s Detroit Assurance 5.0 includes an optional lane keep assist feature that helps drivers keep from drifting out of the lane or off the road. Using a camera-based setup, the system will self-steer the truck keeping it between the lines and can make minor corrections for crosswinds and vehicle alignment.

May 23, 2019

Focus On: Daimler’s Adaptive Cruise Control Works Down to 0 MPH [Video]
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