Medium-duty transmissions are more than commodities
TORONTO, Ont. -- Look through vehicle spec’ sheets for the lower weight classes on various OEM websites -- GMC, Ford, Isuzu, Hino and others – and you find the transmission described simply as, say, a six-speed automatic. That's just fine with a significant majority of medium-duty truck buyers. They don't even think about the transmission when choosing a truck.
Volvo betters Mexican emission standards
PUEBLA, Mexico – Mexico’s emissions standards for heavy trucks have traditionally lagged behind those elsewhere in North America. The gap has tightened, but Volvo Trucks North America is taking a step further -- selling equipment that meets EPA 2017 GHG limits.
Airless tires, autonomous tech, and future of mobility at Movin’On
MONTREAL, Que. – The annual Movin’On Summit is a free-flowing think tank of sorts, sharing ideas about sustainable transportation against a backdrop that looks something like the setting for a post-apocalyptic movie. Maybe the exhibit at a modern art museum.
Don’t discount propane in the search for alternative fuels
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Diesel and gasoline are clearly the most common fuels used by Canadian trucks, but many people might be surprised to discover that the third most widely used transportation fuel is something other than natural gas. It's propane.
Will emission-reducing tires sacrifice traction?
TORONTO, Ont. -- Drivers fret about traction all the time. They get pretty excited even if they just perceive that a certain tread type doesn't look grippy enough. But will the next round of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission cuts and their demands for tires with lower rolling resistance cause traction problems or compromise braking?