It’s not for everyone, but the new MX-11 provides significant weight savings compared to a 13L or extra power when upgrading from a 9L
The all-new Mercedes Metris allows city delivery drivers to work in luxury
A new direct drive SmartAdvantage is introduced for regional haul applications
I travelled to Nevada to become certified to operate autonomous trucks in that state
It takes time to replace a legend. Kenworth’s T880 is almost there.
Volvo has raised not only the axle, but also the bar, when it comes to 6×2 technologies, providing handling and safety enhancements in addition to fuel economy improvements
Don’t call it a mini-van. It’s a purpose-built commercial van, Mercedes claims.
Caterpillar has rounded out its line of vocational trucks with the new CT680
Gears were hardened. Synchronizers were reinforced. The result is an AMT designed specifically for construction and heavy-haul applications.
How heavy is too heavy for automated manual transmissions? According to Eaton, there’s no such thing.
Mercedes-Benz shows off its remarkably capable Sprinter 4×4
‘We went from 6.5 miles to the gallon to 9.5 miles to the gallon, just by handing (drivers) the keys to a new truck. At 1,000 miles a day, that’s a lot of money.’
The MP8 505C+ with mDrive is a high-performance powertrain that will likely challenge everything you thought you knew about the limitations of 13-litre engines and AMTs in Canada’s most rigorous applications.
Subtle powertrain and aerodynamic enhancements are expected to deliver a fuel economy improvement of up to 3.5% when the 2016s hit the market early next year
It performs beautifully, but it’s heavier and more expensive than an AMT. Will the fuel savings deliver a payback? Erb Group plans to find out.