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
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
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
Equipment Editor Jim Park test drove the Hino XL8 near the company’s’ manufacturing facility in Mineral Wells, West Virginia to see how the largest Hino performed out on the road.
October 14, 2019
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
Equipment editor Jim Park takes us on a walk-around of the Hino XL8 and it's new engine, the A09 at Hino's new manufacturing plant in Mineral Wells West Virginia.
October 10, 2019
Volvo's Dynamic Steering adds a lot of flexibility to a truck and the ability to control steering inputs more precisely, taking a lot of the load off of the driver.
September 13, 2019
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
Trailer suspensions don’t get a whole lot of love, but an unusual suspension design from Hendrickson could change that. Jim Park explains the technology and shares the driving experience in this video.
July 25, 2019
On a trip from Phoenix, Arizona, to Denton, Texas, Equipment Editor Jim Park was impressed by the fully-equipped Peterbilt Model 579’s efficiency and refinement.
July 23, 2019
Peterbilt has constantly refined its Model 579 in the past seven years and in this video Equipment Editor Jim Park does a walkthrough of the fully-equipped truck showing all of the latest features and amenities.
July 22, 2019
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
Dana recently unveiled a commercially viable electric powertrain and HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park was shown a Class 6 Peterbilt 220 delivery vehicle fitted with the equipment.
May 30, 2019
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
One of the new features of Daimler’s Detroit Assurance 5.0 relieves drivers of the stress of managing stop and go traffic. It’s called Adaptive Cruise Control Down to Zero. All the driver has to do is steer and keep an eye out for lane cutters.
May 22, 2019