TORONTO, Ont. — Mirrors, despite their shortcomings, have been with us since the beginning, and asking drivers to switch to a new technology is going to pose its own set of challenges. If Jim Park’s experience with the Stoneridge MirrorEye Camera Monitor System is any indication, the learning curves will not be as steep as some may think.
MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. — We waited nearly a year and a half for a ride in one of Hino’s new XL Series trucks – specifically, for the chance to drive one of the Class 8 straight trucks configured with a 24-foot reefer box. And after all that time, equipment editor Jim Park says it was worth the wait.
It wouldn’t be fair, after a couple of hours of driving, to judge the W990 against the W900L’s 18 years in the market, but I have to say it showed very well. If the truck had any other badge on […]
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Seven years have passed since Jim Park’s first drive in a Peterbilt Model 579. It’s safe to say the truck has only improved with the passing of time.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Seven years have passed since Jim Park first drove a Peterbilt Model 579. It’s safe to say the truck has only improved with the passing of time. He took one for a lengthy test drive and recorded some impressive results.
Join equipment editor Jim Park on a walkaround tour of Kenworth’s W990. From the 510/1,850 MX engine behind that big grille to the 40,000-pound Dana rear ends out back, the W990 is a stylish workhorse. Check it out!
Kenworth’s W990 turns Classic into Epic. Check out this teaser of our next Ultimate Test Drive video series. There’s plenty to see here, but there’s way more to come.
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Cummins and Eaton have been integrating components for years. They announced an engagement of sorts with the launch of the SmartAdvantage powertrain. Last year, by launching the Endurant transmission through the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies joint venture, they figuratively tied the knot.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Equipment editor Jim Park has developed a new appreciation for drivers who post consistently high fuel economy numbers, especially those who push every day to crack 10 mpg (23.5 L/100km). But the trucks also deserve a good chunk of the credit.
International’s HX vocational tractor was introduced as a daycab in 2016, but got a sleeper in late 2018. We saw it first at the NACV truck show in Atlanta in last September. Equipment Editor Jim Park took one for a […]
TORONTO, Ont. –When I was just four years old, my mother liked to remind me, I once told a kids’ TV show host that when I grew up I hoped to become either an astronaut or a garbageman. Talk about […]
TORONTO, Ont. –When I was just four years old, my mother liked to remind me, I once told a kids’ TV show host that when I grew up I hoped to become either an astronaut or a garbageman. Talk about hedging your bets. I’ll likely never make it onto orbit, but I did finally get a drive in a garbage truck. Mack’s new LR model, actually, and it was worth the wait.
Mack has traditionally been pretty conservative with its truck styling, but the new Anthem model puts boots to that notion. Not since Navistar tapped into the retro vein with its Lonestar back in 2008 has a truck maker put forward […]