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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... Behind the Scenes of Mack RoadLife 2.0 [Video]

Focus On... Behind the Scenes of Mack RoadLife 2.0 [Video]

Mack Trucks sent a film crew to Valdez, Alaska to shoot an episode of its RoadLife video series about a Mack Granite snowplow and the Alaska DOT crew that works to keep the Thompson Pass open in winter. Equipment Editor Jim Park went with the crew to film the filming of RoadLife 2.0: Alaska DOT.

September 3, 2019

XL Shows off Plug-in Hybrid F-Series Trucks [Video]
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: Why a West Coast Racing Team Depends on Mack Anthems [Video]
Truck Platooning on Forest Roads [Video]

Truck Platooning on Forest Roads [Video]

Gravel and dirt roads present some unique challenges for truck platooning technology. FPInnovations and its partners have been testing the technology on backroads in Quebec, Canada to see how it might peform in the real world.

July 9, 2019

On the Spot: ReAx Electric Steering Assist from ZF [Video]

On the Spot: ReAx Electric Steering Assist from ZF [Video]

ReAx from ZF was originally designed as something that would make it easier to steer a truck at lower speeds, but it has become a key component in automated driver assist features and may someday enable fully autonomous driving.

July 3, 2019

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

ELDs and AOBRDs During Roadside Inspections [Video]

ELDs and AOBRDs During Roadside Inspections [Video]

When it comes to electronic logs, what happens during a roadside inspection? Get some insight from this CVSA video outlining what inspectors need to do at roadside when checking driver hours of service records on AOBRD or ELD systems.

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]