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Ford Ups Power, Hauling for 2017 Super Duty Pickups

Ford Motor’s 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickups with aluminum bodies have higher engine output ratings and more towing and hauling capability than ever, while “smart” technologies make backing and monitoring trailers easier.

Heavy-Haul Trailers Get Lighter

You don’t think about “lightweight” when talking about lowboys, which are often long and multi-axled. Nevertheless, today’s heavy-haul trailers are not as heavy as their predecessors – but it’s a careful balance.

Photos: Kenworth Shows Off its Latest Trucks

Kenworth showed off eight trucks and tractors to reporters and customers at its plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, in May 2016. They included three models and two Paccar MX diesels. Here are some of them, as photographed (and driven) by Senior Editor Tom Berg.

Q&A: Dana’s Steve Slesinski

We talk about some of the hottest trends in engineering drivetrain components-- including downspeeding and selecting axle ratios-- with Dana’s Steve Slesinski, who heads up product planning for the company's commercial-vehicle operation.