Today's Trucking

Test Drive: Volvo Dynamic Steering

September 24, 2019

DUBLIN, Va. —  Volvo Trucks is adding a new driver-assist steering feature to its 2020 Model Year line up. Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) is an electric-over-hydraulic steering-assist system designed to improve maneuverability and lessen driver steering effort by up to 85% at low speed, while maintaining a stiffer feel at highway speeds.

Test Drive: Peterbilt’s Model 567 with a cowboy spec’

July 30, 2019

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Peterbilt recently hosted more than 100 customers at the Paccar Technical Center here to show off its new UltraLoft sleeper and other offerings. But it was a Model 567 decked out in a “cowboy” spec’ that stole the show.

Hendrickson’s ZMD delivers a shockingly smooth ride — without shocks

July 29, 2019

TORONTO, Ont. — When was the last time you heard a driver say something positive about a trailer suspension? Most drivers would barely be aware that their trailers even had suspensions, but a design innovation from Hendrickson has actually prompted […]

Test driving Peterbilt’s Model 579

May 29, 2019

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.

Rugged Comfort: Test driving a Canadianized Kenworth T880S

September 13, 2018

MONTREAL, Que. — While walking the grounds of a small truck show earlier this summer, I spotted this gorgeous red Kenworth along one of the rows of trucks and immediately did a double take. It wasn’t the big 76-inch sleeper […]

Zero Emissions, Positive Performance: Kenworth’s ZECT

February 23, 2018

Kenworth has removed the black shroud from its latest green initiative, the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport (ZECT). The heavy-duty truck is a hydrogen fuel cell powered battery-electric vehicle, capable at this point of about 160 kilometers of travel fully loaded. […]

Driver-Centric: The International LT

February 23, 2018

NEW CARLISLE, IN — Looks can be deceiving. International’s new LT highway tractor may look much like the 11-year-old ProStar it replaces, but the resemblance is barely skin deep. The LT retains the signature International grille — though it’s shaped […]