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Commentary: Are SuperTrucks a Waste of Money?

SuperTrucks have been called a waste of taxpayer money or government-funded marketing. Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood might disagree.

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Kenworth to Work with UPS on SuperTruck II Project

Kenworth and UPS are collaborating on the Dept. of Energy's SuperTruck II program, using data from the shipping giant’s typical duty cycles to tune a fuel-efficient prototype truck.

Navistar Inks Agreement to Develop Composite Materials for Class 8 Trucks

Navistar has signed an agreement with TPI Composites to design and develop Class 8 trucks with lighter-weight frame rails and body panels crafted from composite materials.

Covering Trucking in 2017 - in Photos

Get a peek behind the scenes at HDT as Senior Editor Jack Roberts looks back at the places he went, the trucks he drove and the technology he reported on in 2017.

Super Trucks: Pie in the Sky, or Pathway to Super Fuel Savings?

The DOE SuperTruck projects have demonstrated what’s possible. The next challenge is to turn the possible into the practical.

Driving Volvo’s SuperTruck

What you can see of Volvo’s SuperTruck vehicle is pretty spectacular, though fairly plain at heart. It’s what you can’t see that stirs the imagination. Equipment Editor Jim Park explains in this first-person Test Drive.

On the Spot: First Impressions of Volvo's SuperTruck

HDT editors Jim Park and Jack Roberts were the first truck editors to get the chance to drive Volvo's ultra-fuel-efficient SuperTruck for the day. Watch this video for their first impressions of the $2 million research project, an interesting blend of old and new. 

The Future Looks Familiar for Volvo's SuperTruck

Volvo's SuperTruck features some amazing, cutting-edge technology. And yet 70% of its components are running the roads on VNL tractors today. Equipment Editor Jim Park and Senior Editor Jack Roberts were the first non-Volvo drivers to climb behind the wheel. Roberts shares the experience in his Truck Tech blog.

How Navistar’s SuperTruck Exceeded Goals

Navistar's SuperTruck, the CatalIST, makes creative use of existing systems, relying less on advanced technology for its impressive gains.

Volvo's SuperTruck Demonstrates the Art of the Possible

Volvo Group’s SuperTruck demonstrates where energy-saving technology could take us – and in some cases, already has.