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Class 3-7 Trucks Enhance Capabilities for 2021

Class 3-7 Trucks Enhance Capabilities for 2021

The big “brother” to the pickup truck, the Class 3-7 segment are the movers and shakers of today’s new truck world. Here's an overview of the lineup of trucks in this segment ready and available for 2021.

October 6, 2020

What's Hot in New Trucks

What's Hot in New Trucks

While new heavy-duty trucks tend to get bathed in spotlights whenever they are rolled out, their smaller but equally stout medium-duty brethren have been stealing more of the limelight of late.

December 13, 2019

A Closer Look at 2020-MY Medium-Duty Trucks

A Closer Look at 2020-MY Medium-Duty Trucks

Fleets in the market for a medium-duty truck have a wide variety of models to choose from in the 2020 model-year. Here are a few key highlights from each automaker.

October 9, 2019

How to Spec a Safer Truck

How to Spec a Safer Truck

Safety technology continues to evolve as OEMs introduce smarter, more efficient safety systems. Fleets should continue to stay informed on the latest technology without forgetting the basics.

September 11, 2019

Test Drive: With Early Autonomous Tech, Drivers Are Still Required

Test Drive: With Early Autonomous Tech, Drivers Are Still Required

Daimler’s optional Level 2 technologies, Lane Keep Assist and ACC to Zero, will make drivers’ jobs easier and likely a little safer — if they don’t abuse them. Jim Park reports on his experience with the latest Detroit technology on a Freightliner Cascadia.

June 12, 2019

What's New in Medium Duty

What's New in Medium Duty

There are more options than ever for midrange truck and cargo van buyers, from powertrain and fuel choices to driver amenities.

November 16, 2018

2019 Vocational Work Truck Round-Up

2019 Vocational Work Truck Round-Up

The newest batch of work trucks sheds weight, adds performance capabilities, and is available with versatile options. In this annual guide, we highlight the newest models and features that fleets should look out for.

October 8, 2018

3 Ways Vocational Truck Specs are Changing
HDT's 2018 Class 8 Truck Preview

HDT's 2018 Class 8 Truck Preview

A host of new models and features show that 2018 will be a game-changer in terms of Class 8 truck productivity and technology.

November 22, 2017

Demise of the Dumb Dump Truck

Demise of the Dumb Dump Truck

Today’s dump trucks are smart, connected and integrated — but still tough enough to handle heavy loads in tough working conditions.

July 20, 2017

Test Drive: Freightliner’s ‘New’ Cascadia

Test Drive: Freightliner’s ‘New’ Cascadia

From the November Issue of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, equipment editor Jim Park test drives the new Freightliner Cascadia. Daimler loaded up this truck with some amazing technology and created an environment drivers will love.

November 21, 2016

Medium-Duty Update: Growing Sales, Diesel Developments, Vertical Integration
Class 8 Update: Downturn, But Far From Bad Times
Next-Generation Cascadia: Driver Comfort & Safety Too

Next-Generation Cascadia: Driver Comfort & Safety Too

The new Cascadia is loaded with improvements ranging from the layout of the gauges and switches in the driver compartment to features inside the sleeper area, including a new Driver’s Loft configuration.

September 5, 2016

Powertrain, Aero Enhancements Push Cascadia Fuel Economy

Powertrain, Aero Enhancements Push Cascadia Fuel Economy

DTNA boss Martin Daum calls the fuel-efficiency gains with the new Cascadia mind-boggling. He said the design target was 5% over the current Cascadia Evolution model, but the design team's efforts produced a truck that bests the Evolution by a full 8%. Daum said new Cascadia in full AeroX trim is 19% more fuel efficient than the current base-model Cascadia.

September 5, 2016

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