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Technology in the world of truck tires

Technology is taking over the trucking industry. That much is clear across every aspect of the truck—from the state-of-the-art features of the engine to the tracking software that lets you know where your trailer is at all times. Naturally, it’s true for the tires as well. It might not be the most immediate area you

More than a truck: Daimler unveils its electric strategy

Roger Nielsen steps out of the Thomas Built all-electric Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus and stands in front of more than one hundred analysts and media representatives to make the biggest product announcement since he took the position of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) president and CEO. He shakes Martin Daum’s hand as Martin hands him

Volvo’s ‘Shape of Trucks to Come’ has arrived. Now what?

Magnus Koeck stands in a sprawling ExpoCam 2017 trade show booth flanked by a pair of Volvo VNR regional-haul tractors. The sleek new trucks stand in stark comparison to the sand-blasted Brutalist construction of ExpoCam’s Place Bonaventure exhibit hall. Yet, the VNR’s aggressive aerodynamic design is given some bite with angular headlights and air intakes

Leaner and meaner: Cummins readies the X12 engine for the road

Late last summer, just before Cummins unveiled its Class 7 all-electric concept truck, the engine OEM took journalists through a tour of its technical center, an incubator for the hatching the next generation of powertrain technologies. We walked through corridors of testing bays. The rumbling of super-secret prototype engines being put through rigorous testing procedures

Cummins X12 Engine
Freightliner debuts two new CNG-powered Cascadia trucks

Two new Freightliner Cascadia compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles will be showcased for the first time by Daimler Trucks North America. One of the new Cascadia CNG vehicles was developed in collaboration with UPS. The new Cascadia day cab is equipped with a Cummins Westport ISX12N Near Zero (NZ) NOx natural gas engine and Eaton

The next level: Ford increases options with the 2019 Transit Connect, the F-150 diesel engine

This winter, Ford made two major announcements. The first, made in December, is that the company will be offering a diesel engine option for the F-150 for the first time; the second came in February, with the introduction of the new generation of Transit Connect vans. As you read the details of these launches, you

Purposeful innovation: Peterbilt’s Model 579 UltraLoft integral sleeper addresses driver demands, offers efficiency solutions

If you look closely at the newly unveiled Peterbilt Model 579 UltraLoft sleeper, you may see the fingerprints of the 400 drivers who shared opinions, the more than 100 drivers who were brought in for prototype feedback and the countless fleet customers who informed the integral sleeper design. You’d also notice the signatures of Peterbilt’s

Creature comforts: Driver needs are the focus of the latest cabs and sleepers

  If the latest Class 8 on-highway models from truck manufacturers have one thing in common, it’s that the driver’s point of view was central to their design. “We started with driver clinics several years before our new LT Series models were introduced,” says Jim Nachtman, product marketing director of on-highway trucks at International Trucks.

Hyliion releases trial truck fleet

Hyliion has announced the availability of its trial fleet of the new Class 8 hybrid electric tractor, the 6x4HE. The trial fleet is outfitted with the 6x4HE, and available for potential customers to test in their own operations for up to a week at no charge. “We are excited to offer our customers the chance

Motiv Power Systems introduces EPIC all-electric chassis for trucks and buses

Motiv Power Systems has introduced the EPIC (Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis) all-electric family of chassis. According to Motiv, the EPIC all-electric chassis are production line-ready, drop-in replacements for the equivalent ICE chassis and are available for a wide range of medium-duty body applications including walk-in vans, box trucks, school buses, shuttle buses, work trucks and