A ground-breaking bit of research from Australia has shown that low-frequency vibrations can make drivers drowsy. If this is true and the research is proven conclusive, it will call into question just about all we assume about truck crashes where the driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel. Those drivers may in fact have been very drowsy but may not have been “fatigued” in an hours-of-service (HOS) context, the way that term is typically applied to “tired drivers.”
When Cummins entered its #28 Special racecar in the 1952 Indianapolis 500 Race, the company wasn’t looking to get into the racing business. It was trying to prove a point about diesel engines, and boy, did they succeed.
The $40 million Volvo Trucks spent on its SuperTruck project was an investment in near- and distant-future truck technology that will begin paying dividends for the truck maker and its customers as early as 2017.
This five-video series looks closely at Freightliner’s New Cascadia. It’s not a rework or a remake of the popular Cascadia, but clean-page design. Fuel efficiency is said to be 8 percent better than the current Evolution model and a whopping 13 percent better than the base-model Cascadia. But engineers didn’t stop there.
Meritor unveiled its new 14X HE high-efficiency linehaul tandem drive axle on Feb. 26 here at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.
Expo Transporte is Latin America’s largest trucking and transportation trade show. It takes place every two years in Guadalajara, Mexico. This year, equipment editor Jim Park was there for the opening ceremonies and the first two days of the week-long […]
Paccar is the latest OEM to claim its own proprietary integrated powertrain. For Paccar, it began with the MX-11 and MX-13 engines in 2010. Last October, the company announced a proprietary drive axle, the 40,000-lb Paccar Tandem Drive Axle.
A good night’s sleep is pretty important to an over the road driver. So Kenworth has designed a sleeper with lots of room and some special amenities.
The new T880S from Kenworth made its debut in March 2017, and already it’s getting more order activity than the trucks it will eventually replace. To see what all the excitement is about, Equipment editor Jim Park took a couple different T880s for a spin.