Season 3 Archives - Fleet Equipment Magazine
Test drive: International HV Series, A26 Engine

Over the past two years, International has introduced the LT Series, RH Series, HX Series and, most recently, the HV Series. If that weren’t enough, it also pulled the curtain off its A26, 12.4-liter engine. Clearly, International has a lot going on. So I drove out to its test track in New Carlyle, Indiana, to

‘Not a me-too truck’: Inside the Mack Anthem cab

The first thing you notice about the Mack Anthem is that Mack’s new Class 8 on-highway offering wears its edge on its sleeve. But the new truck is more than its chiseled lines and bold highlights; it’s been designed from the ground up both inside and out. The Mack Anthem’s aerodynamic enhancements improve fuel efficiency

From driver ELDs to truck electrification: On the ATA MCE show floor

The show floor of ATA’s 2017 Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE) is packed with the latest technology, trucks and connected solutions—from ELDs to electrified powertrains. Come along as we walk the show on this episode of On the Road.

Hands on: Truck steering assist systems with ZF

On the road toward an automated truck, the majority of trucks ordered today are already outfitted with automated manual transmissions that offer adaptive cruise control to maintain a safe following distance. We have collision mitigation systems that can apply the brakes to help prevent or minimize the severity of an accident. The next piece of

Inside an electric truck: Cummins Class 7 Concept Truck

There’s change on trucking’s horizon. Crackling with innovation, swelling with interest, electrification is coming. We got our first look at what shape electrification might take in the heavy-duty world when Cummins unveiled its Class 7, fully electric concept truck. But how does the electric drive technology fair in terms of usability and what applications can

Three laws of truck technology

Surrounded by the latest trucks and equipment, the buzz of two talking points zipped through every booth–connected autonomous trucks and electrification. While forward-looking talk is fun, there’s one question that remains: How is this technology impacting your fleet today? We walked the North American Commercial Vehicle show floor in search of the answer on this

Hands On: PACCAR automated transmission in a Peterbilt 579 truck

The PACCAR Automated Transmission completes PACCAR’s proprietary powertrain puzzle, after the release of the 40,000-lb. PACCAR axle last year and the continued evolution of the PACCAR MX engine lineup. Designed for line-haul applications up to 110,000 lbs gross vehicle weight, the PACCAR Automated Transmission is spec’d for engine ratings up to five hundred and ten

Putting truck data to work with Paper Transport, Detroit Connect

It’s easy to get lost in the telematics shuffle; to be so focused on data streaming off of your trucks that you lose sight of what makes your fleet successful—the equipment you spec and how it’s operated out on the road. So let’s slow down for a minute. Close your inbox, pour a fresh cup

Kenworth T880s tackle a Rallycross course

Located in the Pacific Northwest, DirtFish’s rally courses are carved out of 315 acres and promise the ultimate driving experience. Kenworth trucks decided to put that claim to the test by deploying a small army of T880s to attack the off-road course. The T880 rolled onto the scene in 2013 and has since seen a

First look at the new Volvo VNL Class 8 truck

This is the Volvo VNL, the first completely new Class 8 truck introduced by Volvo since 1996. Coming on the heels of the release of Volvo’s new regional-haul truck, the VNR, this makes 2017 the year for a total refresh for Volvo Trucks. Come along with us for the first look at Volvo’s soon-to-be-released long

How Daimler Trucks Aftermarket aims to beat Amazon Prime expectations

There’s no denying Amazon’s influence on trucking, and Daimler building its latest PDC across the street from an Amazon fulfillment center isn’t just symbolic, it’s a statement. It’s part of an expansion plan that aims to increase next day parts delivery to 90% of the OEM’s coverage area. I sat down with Daimler’s aftermarket leadership

Volvo VNR regional truck test drive

There’s a duality to the demands of regional haul applications. Rigs have to navigate cramped city streets before hitting an open highway. They’re expected to be rugged workhorses, while providing the latest in driver creature comforts. With its new VNR, Volvo aims to serve both masters. I caught up with Volvo’s Magnus Koeck to talk