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Kenworth Unveils All-New Medium Duty Line

Kenworth Unveils All-New Medium Duty Line

Kenworth’s new lineup is the OEM’s first update of its medium-duty offerings since 2007, and the introduction of the first all-new models in almost 30 years. The MD trucks feature the North American debut of the Paccar TX-8 automatic transmission.

April 5, 2021

Q&A: Meritor's T.J. Reed on TransPower and the Future of Electric Trucks
Electroeconomics: The Macroeconomics of Electric Trucks
Test Your Tires Like a Pro

Test Your Tires Like a Pro

You don’t have to have big-fleet money, manpower and machines to obtain useful tire test results. Time, patience, and discipline can give even small fleets excellent tire performance data.

July 12, 2019

Q&A: Electric Refuse Trucks with Rocco DiRico of N.Y. Sanitation Department
How to Inspect Truck Air Brakes

How to Inspect Truck Air Brakes

Brake violations remain a common source of roadside citations and even crashes. Here’s a refresher course on the right way to make sure truck air brakes are up to par.

September 13, 2018

Driving Mack’s Low-Ride Refuse Hauler
What's Hot in Medium-Duty for 2018

What's Hot in Medium-Duty for 2018

Big rigs are grabbing all the technology headlines today. But medium-duty truck and van models continue to see improved safety and productivity. Check out HDT's annual round-up of what's new in medium-duty.

October 18, 2017

Driving Impressions: Volvo's Tough Tech Truck

Driving Impressions: Volvo's Tough Tech Truck

Volvo blends real-world work demands and cutting edge technology together seamlessly in its new VNR vocational daycab tractors. HDT Senior Editor Jack Roberts files this report from North Carolina with his first driving impressions of the new regional truck.

June 1, 2017

Test Drive: Detroit's 5-Liter Street Fighter

Test Drive: Detroit's 5-Liter Street Fighter

Even in an age of ‘rightsizing,’ many fleets have been reluctant to give a 4-cylinder engine a chance. Detroit’s new DD5 diesel is about to challenge that point of view.

January 23, 2017

Sprinter Charges Ahead

Sprinter Charges Ahead

Since its introduction to the North American market two decades ago, European-style vans have become a mainstay in the fleet industry. The van that started it all in America continues forging into the future.

January 12, 2017

Euro-Style Cargo Vans Break the Mold

Euro-Style Cargo Vans Break the Mold

A new breed of commercial van is sweeping the country with capabilities and features unheard of just a few years ago. Here’s why many experts think these vans will soon dominate in light- and medium-duty fleets.

December 19, 2016

First Look at Detroit DD5 Medium-Duty Engine
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