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Is your Truck Putting You to Sleep?

August 15, 2018 Jim Park

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.”

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Cummins #28 Sets Speed Record… in 1952

January 3, 2018 by Martin Smith

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.

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On the Spot with Volvo’s SuperTruck

January 3, 2018 by Martin Smith

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.

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2018 New Cascadia: Tour the Cab

January 3, 2018 by Martin Smith

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.

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2018 New Cascadia: Exterior Walk Around

January 3, 2018 by Martin Smith

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.

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Meritor Launches “Most Efficient” Drive Axle Ever

January 3, 2018 by Martin Smith

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.

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On the Spot at expo Transporte

December 11, 2017 by Martin Smith

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 […]

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On the Spot at Expo Transporte

December 11, 2017 by Jim Park

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 […]

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2018 New Cascadia: Tour the Cab

December 8, 2017 by Martin Smith

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.

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2018 New Cascadia: Exterior Walk Around

December 8, 2017 by Martin Smith

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.

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On the Spot with Volvo’s SuperTruck

October 27, 2017 by Martin Smith

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.

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Test Driving Paccar’s New Automated Transmission

October 3, 2017 by Martin Smith

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.

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Test Driving Paccar’s New Automated Transmission

October 3, 2017 by Martin Smith

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.

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Tour the Kenworth T680 Driver’s Studio

September 15, 2017 by Martin Smith

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.

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Focus On… Kenworth T880S

September 13, 2017 by Martin Smith

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.