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Focus On... The Features of Peterbilt's 579 Epiq UltraLoft [Video]
On the Spot: Hyliion Founder Details Hybrid Truck System [Video]
Focus On: Hyliion's Hybrid System On the Road [Video]

Focus On: Hyliion's Hybrid System On the Road [Video]

Hyliion's hybrid system adds an electric motor to the non-driven axle of a 6x2 setup. The system helps trucks in the least efficient situations, such as under acceleration and up hills. Equipment Editor Jim Park drove a loaded truck with Hyliion’s system and gives his initial thoughts on how it operates.

May 15, 2019

Shell's Fuel-Saving Starship Concept Truck [Video]
Ultimate Test Drive: New Cascadia's Intelligent Powertrain [Video]
On the Spot: Drive the Future With Volvo's SuperTruck [Video]

On the Spot: Drive the Future With Volvo's SuperTruck [Video]

Volvo Trucks recently unveiled its fuel-conscious SuperTruck concept vehicle, squeezing every ounce of efficiency out of a truck that can achieve 12 mpg. Equipment editor Jim Park explains the innovative systems behind Volvo’s most efficient concept to date.

October 28, 2016

Focus On... Vnomics True Fuel Part 2: Good Driver (Video)

Focus On... Vnomics True Fuel Part 2: Good Driver (Video)

In Part 2 of our look at Vnomics True Fuel platform, Equipment Editor Jim Park takes the wheel and attempts to be the best driver possible to examine how the system can distinguish between good and bad drivers through its scoring system.

July 26, 2016

Focus On... Vnomics True Fuel Part 1: Bad Driver

Focus On... Vnomics True Fuel Part 1: Bad Driver

Vnomics is offering a monitoring device that encourages drivers to do better rather than getting on their nerves or taking away driveability. The system provides loads back-office data that helps fleets coach and instruct drivers on better driving habits to save fuel.

July 25, 2016

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Detroit Assurance - Fuel Economy

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Detroit Assurance - Fuel Economy

In part 2 of Equipment Editor Jim Park's test drive of the Detroit Assurance automatic safety systems, he explores the benefits of Intelligent Powertrain Management, which helps the truck operate in the most fuel-efficient manner possible.

January 26, 2015

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Kenworth T680 Part 3 - Powertrain

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Kenworth T680 Part 3 - Powertrain

The T680 Advantage is the most aerodynamic truck Kenworth has ever produced. But a lot of the fuel savings comes from the powertrain. Jim Park shakes down the Paccar MX multi-torque engine and Eaton's Advantage transmissions, responsible for more than half of the truck's fuel economy gains. View more: Part 1: The Walkaround. Part 2: Overview

October 3, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Kenworth T680 Advantage Part 2 - Overview

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Kenworth T680 Advantage Part 2 - Overview

You can put all the techology you want on a truck, but someone still has to drive the thing. Kenworth T680 exceeds expectations in all respects. Jim Park's three-part Ultimate Test Drive video series features a look at the T680's driving environment and some of the technology designed to make the driver's life better. View more: Part 1: The Walkaround.

September 30, 2014

Video: The Building of the Freightliner Revolution Innovation Concept Truck

Video: The Building of the Freightliner Revolution Innovation Concept Truck

Walmart's WAVE concept truck made a splash at the Great Dane booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week, but it wasn't the first to come up with a streamlined concept truck designed around a single driver. Two years ago it was Freightliner's Revolution generating buzz at MATS, and we ran across this video about the thought and design behind it.

April 1, 2014

VIDEO: New Engine Could Reduce Truck Emissions, Lund University

VIDEO: New Engine Could Reduce Truck Emissions, Lund University

Gasoline in truck diesel engines can give more than 50% efficiency if the combustion process is done correctly. A modified diesel engine running on gasoline could be a way of significantly reducing truck emissions, according to research at Lund University in Sweden. New fuel efficiency standards for large trucks were announced by President Obama just last week. The method could halve fuel consumption for gasoline engines.

March 18, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Mack Pinnacle's Fuel-Saving Powertrain

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Mack Pinnacle's Fuel-Saving Powertrain

In this three-part video test drive of a 2013 Mack Pinnacle, Equipment Editor Jim Park rides with Dave McKenna, Mack's director of powertrain sales. He explores the mDrive automated manual transmission and the Mack SuperEconodyne fuel-saving powertrain package.

February 13, 2014

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