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Hino enters the Class 8 market

March 8, 2018 by John Smith

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After 10 years of requests from dealers and customers for heavier trucks and tandem axles, Hino Trucks has answered the call. Its all-new XL Series line of class 7 and 8 vehicles was introduced at the Work Truck Show here in Indianapolis.

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Nikola to manufacture in Arizona

January 30, 2018 by John Smith

PHOENIX, AZ – Nikola Motor announced today that it will build hydrogen-electric semi trucks at a new 1-million-square-foot facility on the west side of Phoenix, Arizona, in nearby Buckeye. The announcement represents more than US $1 billion in capital investment […]

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Starship Initiative to launch in 2018

September 23, 2017 by John Smith

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Shell is on a mission to explore fuel economy improvements that might be realized in decades to come. And some of the ideas are now taking physical shape in the form of a prototype tractor-trailer known as the Starship Initiative.

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SPECIAL! Kenworth T880 Test Drive in 360° Panorama Video

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

MARSHALL, MI — What could be better than a test drive video of a spanking new T880 on some really rough terrain? A total 360-degree panorama video, of course. You choose the view; just click, hold and drag the mouse to change the camera angle.

Check out this Kenworth T800 dump with an Ohio spec, loaded to 90,000 lb gross vehicle weight working its way up and down 20 percent grades at the Eaton Corp. Truck Proving Grounds in Marshall, MI.

Equipment Editor Jim Park pilots the truck through a test course showing off the pulling power of the Paccar MX-11 engine, the shifting prowess of the Eaton UltraShift Plus 8-LL transmission and the gravel-gripping traction of the Hendrickson HMX 460 rear suspension.

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SPECIAL! Kenworth T880 Test Drive in 360° Panorama Video

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

MARSHALL, MI — What could be better than a test drive video of a spanking new T880 on some really rough terrain? A total 360-degree panorama video, of course. You choose the view; just click, hold and drag the mouse to change the camera angle.

Check out this Kenworth T800 dump with an Ohio spec, loaded to 90,000 lb gross vehicle weight working its way up and down 20 percent grades at the Eaton Corp. Truck Proving Grounds in Marshall, MI.

Equipment Editor Jim Park pilots the truck through a test course showing off the pulling power of the Paccar MX-11 engine, the shifting prowess of the Eaton UltraShift Plus 8-LL transmission and the gravel-gripping traction of the Hendrickson HMX 460 rear suspension.

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Check Out an NG-Powered Cascadia

April 17, 2017 by Martin Smith

I think drivers and fleets will be pleased with the performance of the NG-powered Cascadia 113. It lacks for nothing compared to the diesel version, and it’s even quieter.

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Check Out an NG-Powered Cascadia

April 17, 2017 by Martin Smith

I think drivers and fleets will be pleased with the performance of the NG-powered Cascadia 113. It lacks for nothing compared to the diesel version, and it’s even quieter.

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Freightliner Cascadia w/ DT12

April 17, 2017 by Martin Smith

Truck tests may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of California’s Napa Valley, but there we were, in a spiffy new Freightliner Cascadia putting Daimler’s new DT12 automated manual transmission through its paces.

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Mack Raises the Suspension Bar

April 17, 2017 by Martin Smith

Twin Y air suspension is first to use a Y-shaped high-strength-steel design

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Mack’s MP8 505 C+ MaxiCruise

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

The latest version of Mack’s 13-litre workhorse will cause a lot of operators to rethink their need for big-block power.

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Paccar Launches MX-11 Engine

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

BELLEVUE, Wash. — There’s a new engine in Paccar’s MX lineup, but with several years of experience in Europe, the MX-11 is the engine Kenworth and Peterbilt customers have been waiting for.

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Paccar Launches MX-11 Engine

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

BELLEVUE, Wash. — There’s a new engine in Paccar’s MX lineup, but with several years of experience in Europe, the MX-11 is the engine Kenworth and Peterbilt customers have been waiting for.

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TransPower’s Totally Electric Class 8 Truck

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

True zero-emissions freight transportation is closer to reality than you might think. TransPower USA has five Class 8 tractors currently in service at the Port of Long Beach, CA. The company also has several yard shunt tractors and school buses in real-world service.

These trucks are not cobbled together McGiver jobs, either. They are highly engineered and look just like factory installations. These trucks could be the long sought-after solution to diesel emissions in areas with real air quality issues.

We recently had a opportunity to test drive one of these electric Class 8 trucks and found it to be a very functional alternative to a diesel tractor. We had the truck without a trailer, so we can’t report on its pulling power, but the company says the truck is powered by two 200-hp electric motors. That’s 400 horsepower, plus you get the benefit of the very high torque output of the electric motors.

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TransPower’s Totally Electric Class 8 Truck

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

True zero-emissions freight transportation is closer to reality than you might think. TransPower USA has five Class 8 tractors currently in service at the Port of Long Beach, CA. The company also has several yard shunt tractors and school buses in real-world service.

These trucks are not cobbled together McGiver jobs, either. They are highly engineered and look just like factory installations. These trucks could be the long sought-after solution to diesel emissions in areas with real air quality issues.

We recently had a opportunity to test drive one of these electric Class 8 trucks and found it to be a very functional alternative to a diesel tractor. We had the truck without a trailer, so we can’t report on its pulling power, but the company says the truck is powered by two 200-hp electric motors. That’s 400 horsepower, plus you get the benefit of the very high torque output of the electric motors.

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Daimler Trucks’ Inspiration

April 17, 2017 by sehui

LAS VEGAS — What happens in Las Vegas is supposed to stay in Las Vegas, but that certainly not the case with Daimler Trucks’ recently introduced Inspiration Truck. It’s the autonomous commercial vehicle that has taken the world by storm. Literally. Daimler Trucks invited more than 200 journalists from four continents to cover the event, and stories have appeared in over 500 newspapers and on TV news shows all over the globe. Today’s Trucking was there too, of course. And we had our chance to ride in the truck. We were not allowed to drive it at this event because it requires some driver certification, which there wasn’t time to procure. We did come back from the launch event with this video of our test drive, with Equipment Editor Jim Park in the right-hand seat.