Truck News


  • News Equipment

    Daimler to develop medium-duty engine, introduces new safety systems

    October 7, 2014 2:19PM by James Menzies

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) will be bringing a medium-duty Detroit engine to the market. The new DD5 and DD8 are currently under development and being configured for North American operating conditions. They’ll be built upon

  • Feature Equipment


    September 16, 2014 9:17AM by James Menzies

    Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit Eaton’s Marshall Proving Grounds, where the company unveiled the industry’s first dual clutch transmission for the North American medium-duty truck market. As the name implies, the transmission utilizes two clutches and

  • News Equipment

    Eaton launches first-ever dual clutch transmission for N.A. medium-duty market

    September 5, 2014 9:58AM by James Menzies

    Company claims the Procision will get 8-10% better fuel economy than a torque converter automatic

  • News Equipment

    Allison’s FuelSense package now available in International trucks

    August 18, 2014 8:37AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar has announced Allison Transmission’s new fuel-efficiency package is now available on medium-duty and vocational International trucks. Allison’s FuelSense fuel-efficiency package is available on 1000- through 4000-series transmissions, in International TerraStar, DuraStar, WorkStar and PayStar trucks. The

  • Feature Equipment


    August 4, 2014 9:25PM by James Menzies

    With the Freightliner business sessions behind us, it was time to hit the streets of Yountville, Calif. and surrounding highways in a variety of Freightliner trucks. I first opted for the smallest of them, an M2 106 powered by a

  • Product Equipment

    Peterbilt’s Model 220 now in production

    July 17, 2014 3:51PM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt has announced its new medium-duty cabover Model 220 is now in full production. The truck is being produced in Mexicali, Mexico and can be ordered in a Class 6/7 configuration. “The new Model 220 brings customers

  • Cummins testing new E-85 medium-duty engine

    July 14, 2014 12:42PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Cummins Inc. has teamed with the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop a new ethanol-sipping power plant. The Ethos 2.8 E85 is a medium-duty truck engine that is specifically designed to run on E-85 fuel, which is