The new Western Star 49X vocational Class 8 truck from Daimler Trucks North America is "the tough truck for the modern age," with a lighter, stronger cab; driver-focused design; high-tech safety features, and more. Here's a first look from HDT's Jack Roberts.
October 12, 2020
Watch a video walk-around of the new Volvo VHD, which Volvo calls the most significant evolution of its vocational truck offering in decades.
July 30, 2020
Adam Murphy, vice president of B2B marketing at BF Goodrich, describes the company’s new all-terrain Cross Control Tire offering that launched at the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show.
March 26, 2018
From the show floor of the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show, Hankook Tire’s regional director Anita McGinnis describes the company’s AH24 Premium Regional Steer Tire’s fuel efficiency and durability advantages.
March 23, 2018
For 2019, Ford has added a diesel engine option to the Transit Connect van and released a fleet model that can be easily converted to run on gaseous fuel. Executive Editor David Cullen caught up with Tim Stoehr, Ford's general fleet marketing manager, at the 2018 Work Truck Show to explain the latest changes.
March 9, 2018
Peterbilt's Model 579 UltraLoft is an integrated high-loft sleeper truck designed to give driver teams and solo truck drivers extra space and amenities and also includes improvements to fuel efficiency. Here's a first look, inside and out.
February 20, 2018
Mack Trucks has been teasing the launch of its long-awaited new on-highway truck for weeks. Jim Park was in Allentown for the event and has this video of the reveal of the new Mack Anthem.
September 14, 2017
ZF is bringing its Reax electronic steering system to the North American commercial vehicle market, offering benefits in safety and driver experience and another step toward autonomous trucks. The company demonstrated the system for the press recently and HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts has this report.
August 25, 2017
At the launch event for International's new RH Regional-Haul Tractor, Navistar representatives talked to equipment editor Jim Park about the design and features of the new vehicle.
April 24, 2017
Watch as Daimler Trucks North America President & CEO Martin Daum unveils the next-generation Freightliner Cascadia the night of August 31 in Colorado Springs with great fanfare, but not a lot of details.
September 1, 2016
When Daimler Trucks North America gave the press a sneak peek of the new Freightliner next-generation Cascadia, part of the presentation emphasized the focus on drivers in the design, as you can see in this video.
September 1, 2016
Cummins' new lightweight X12 is an all-new 12L diesel engine designed for vocational and regional haul markets. Equipment Editor Jim Park gets up close with the X12 to see how the new engine performs on the road.
August 30, 2016
Daimler Trucks North America showed off its new engine for the medium-duty market, the peppy four-cylinder Detroit DD5, to trucking reporters. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge has a closer look at the DD5 in this video.
July 31, 2016
Sometimes a trim package is enough to constitute an almost-new model. So it is with the Heritage version of Peterbilt's vocational 567, as Tom Berg reports in the latest Focus On video.
June 23, 2016
There's a new engine in Paccar's MX lineup. New to North America, but with several years of experience under the big DAF cabs in Europe, the 11-liter MX-11 is well suited for many Kenworth and Peterbilt vocational and P&D customers.
October 7, 2015