They called it serving on “Hell’s Highway” in Iraq; snaking long armed convoys of resupply trucks through areas prone to ambushes on roads often booby-trapped with improvised explosive devices or “IEDs.” In this video, two U.S. Airmen recall their service on “Hell’s Highway” and recount the harrowing November day when they both should have been killed in an IED attack, yet survived to tell their story. (Video courtesy of the U.S. Air Force)...More
Navistar President and CEO Troy Clarke recently sat down with Eric Starks, president and CEO of research firm FTR, at FTR's annual transportation conference to discuss the future of trucking; in particular, how autonomous and semi-autonomous trucks may function in society down the road....More
Western Star’s Multi-Body Transformer concept is designed to make swapping truck bodies as easy as 1-2-3: drop one body, add another, and send the same truck back to work as a different vehicle. That’s the theory....More
Recording artist Lindsay Lawler urged fleet owners to nominate truck driver heroes for a program that recognizes them and support an event that honors our nation's heroes who've made the ultimate sacrifice....More
In “Reality Road,” Volvo Trucks’ TV series, a Volvo FH is subjected to a true test of its strength when it is driven on two wheels at a location outside Berlin.
“A stunt of this sort demands a lot from both the driver and the vehicle,” stunt coordinator Peter Pedrero said....More
Twin video cameras focused on a tractor's fifth wheel make it easier for drivers to couple and uncouple trailers, according to the developer Fontain Fifth Wheel. Schedulded to reach the market this Fall, the Dual Assist Camera System is wired to an in-cab monitor that initially superimposes crosshairs over the display to help a driver center the tractor as it backs up. Once the cameras pass under the kingpin, the video switches to the second camera view so the driver can watch the kingpin engage the fifth wheel....More
Nissan calls it a hydrophobic coating. Spray it on top of a vehicle's paint and it sheds dirt, eliminating the need to ever visit the wash bay. It's not available yet on any production vehicle, but here's what it looks like when you spray half a car and run it through mud and muck.