There are approximately 2 million semi-trucks on the road in America, each one capable of hauling 80,000 pounds and logging 2,000-3,000 miles per week. Taken individually, any one of these stats makes it immediately clear why safety is the number […]
It’s a situation many truck drivers have found themselves in: You’re in the middle of nowhere, eager to have a productive workday, when — BAM — you lose cellular connection. Given that cellular networks are far stronger in more densely […]
For every business, across every industry, data is transforming the very definition of success. Take the sports world, for instance: Technology is now able to take raw player-performance data and make real-time recommendations that coaches can use to ultimately win […]
Hino’s XL8 has a lot of what drivers want in a delivery truck: a spacious cab, safe and easy entry and exit, and great maneuverability visibility. Equipment editor Jim Park took one for a spin through Hino’s new hometown near […]
Tips to recruiting and retaining technicians Recruiting technicians for your shop can be an obstacle course but losing them shortly after is even worse. That’s why retention is an essential part of recruitment; otherwise all the hiring efforts would […]
Volvo Dynamic Steering, a popular option on European models, will soon be available to North American fleets. Equipment Editor Jim Park took the new driver comfort and safety system for a quick spin around the test track and sends this […]
Volvo Trucks has been working on a battery-powered version of the VNR regional tractor. It should be introduced early in 2020. Jim Park sends a sneak peak at the truck captured at a recent press event at Volvo’s Customer Center […]
Equipment editor Jim Park discovers first hand why the 579 is such a popular truck: it’s smooth and quiet, solidly build, has cutting-edge aero features and driver amenities, and it gets really great fuel mileage too. What’s not to like?
Peterbilt’s Model 579 was destined to become the company flagship from the moment it was introduced in March 2012. It’s just getting better with age. Jim Park shows why in this walk-around video of the Model 579.