By changing the shape of its trucks’ pistons, the New Volvo Wave Piston boosts Diesel Power while increasing MPG and cutting emissions.
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Giant windmills are awesome, but have you ever wondered how they got to where they’re sitting? Watch this and find out.
Two new apps allow trucking companies to find new business and connect with customers quicker and more efficiently. That means more profits and the ability for small operators to expand their business.
Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025: world premiere of the spectacular study of tomorrow’s autonomous trucks at the IAA commercial truck show in Germany.
Volvo’s heavy truck division recently revealed a new dual-clutch transmission designed to smooth up shifts and reduce wear and tear on HD commercial trucks.
Via Motors EV Truck Manufacturing Plant Opened In Mexico (via EV Obsession) VIA Motors, makers of the VTRUX brand of extended-range plug-in trucks, just launched its first high-volume electric vehicle assembly plant this week, located in a new facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The facility — which is strategically placed…
By running electrically-charged power lines through long stretches of highway roads, Volvo hopes to offer long-haul truckers electric vehicles that don’t have to stop to re-charge. Volvo’s doing this by bringing small toy technology from the 70s and 80s back, in a big way. I’m talking, of course, about slot-cars! Those of you who’ve reached […]
Big rig trucks rule America’s highways, and their big diesel engines – and their accompanying smoke stacks – are some of the biggest polluters in the nation. The modern semi engine is significantly cleaner than the last generations’ rigs, for sure, but the sheer volume of trucks and the extreme miles they cover annually still […]
Boije Overbrink is a Swedish truck driver with a need for speed, and ol’ Overbrink aims to meet that need with his big green buddy, Mean Green. Mean Green is Volvo’s latest attempt at building a record-breaker. Overbrink plans to enter Mean Green in a number of 500m and 1000m drag-race-style events, aiming to break […]
Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on a lot of things these days, but one area that seems to have bi-partisan support is compressed natural gas, or CNG vehicles. America supposedly sits on huge natural gas reserves, and automakers seem more than happy to oblige an alternative to oil. Within a day of each other, both […]
Thinking about a DIY conversion to get your guzzler of petroleum and on to CNG? You’ll need a tank to store the pressurized gas – and now, thanks to CNG Cylinders International, you won’t be limited by a small storage cylinder. It may not be a sexy CNG-powered supercar or an ultra-clean, ultra-slick CNG Civic, […]
Tractor trailers use a lot of gas. The trucking industry and related professions also employ a lot of people, and are a vital link in our supply chain that gets us food, electronics… just about everything from production to the store. We need trucks, and we need truckers… but we need those trucks to be […]
The trucking industry has undoubtedly been hit hard by the recession. First, high fuel prices gobbled up their profits in the highly-competitive field when diesel prices surged to $4 a gallon. Then as the recession set in, people bought less and thus there was less cargo to go around. That means less work. Now, just […]
What If They Were Heavier, and Longer? Had enough of the “big rigs” on the highway? Well, Congress is looking at new weight and size limits, and Teamster President James Hoffa says “no” to bigger trucks. In a House subcomittee hearing July 9, Hoffa is quoted as saying: “Bigger trucks are more dangerous trucks. Lifting […]