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NACFE: Trucking Through Uncertainty [Video]

NACFE: Trucking Through Uncertainty [Video]

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency reached out to a number of industry representatives, as well as some drivers who are facing the COVID-19 outbreak first-hand, to speak about how the pandemic is affecting trucking.

April 15, 2020

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

Driving A Cascadia With Hyliion's Mild Hybrid System [Video]
Ultimate Test Drive Video: Kenworth T680 Aerodynamic Refinements
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... Cummins 2017 X15 Efficiency Series Engine [Video]
Focus On... Volvo Adaptive Gearing [VIDEO]

Focus On... Volvo Adaptive Gearing [VIDEO]

In the latest "Focus On" video, Equipment Editor Jim Park talks to Gene Brice, co-owner of Idaho Milk Transport, about how Volvo's Adaptive Gearing is ideally suited to tank fleets that run half their miles empty. 

May 16, 2016

Focus On... Volvo Adaptive Loading

Focus On... Volvo Adaptive Loading

Volvo Trucks offers a unique 6x2 tractor platform, where the rear axle does the driving while the forward axle in the tandem group goes along for the ride.  This Focus On video explains how Adaptive Loading works, and features an interview with one of the first fleets in North America to use the system.

March 16, 2016

Focus On... Daimler's SuperTruck [VIDEO]

Focus On... Daimler's SuperTruck [VIDEO]

When Daimler Trucks North America unveiled its SuperTruck at MATS, audiences were wowed by its 12.2 mpg fuel mileage and 115% improvement in freight efficiency - even if they didn't know exactly what that meant. Equipment Editor Jim Park got a 30-minute ride in the truck and brings this report on the experience.

June 1, 2015

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Designing the 5700XE

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Designing the 5700XE

In this Ultimate Test Drive video, the designer of the Western Star 5700XE talks about the time and effort that were put into designing a truck that not only looks good, but is aerodynamic and functional. 

January 28, 2015

Video: How Fuel Efficient Technologies Benefit Fleets
Ultimate Test Drive Video: SuperTruck's Finer Points

Ultimate Test Drive Video: SuperTruck's Finer Points

We go underneath the hood and between the rails to find out what makes the Peterbilt/Cummins SuperTruck so efficient – 86% more efficient, to be precise. Equipment Editor Jim Park explains in this Ultimate Test Drive video.  View Part 1 here. 

October 23, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: SuperTruck An Overview

Ultimate Test Drive Video: SuperTruck An Overview

The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck is a vehicle built for fuel efficiency. With clever aerodynamic additions and new technologies, the goal of the project was to create a truck that would provide a 50% improvement in efficiency. Equipment Editor Jim Park gives us an overview.  

October 20, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Kenworth T680 Advantage

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Kenworth T680 Advantage

The aerodynamic T680 from Kenworth started turning heads the day it was launched in 2012. Now it's available in the T680 Advantage package, which should improve fuel economy by up to 5%. In Part 1 of this three-part Ultimate Test Drive series, Equipment Editor Jim Park offers a walk-around exploring the aerodynamic features in detail.

September 22, 2014

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