It was revealed in the recent Mid America Truck show that Volvo’s hybrid technology department used the hybrid driveline to the engine requirements for a truck model that was designed for acceleration and speed. The Engineers decided to use a D16 engine and a customized auto I shift gear box that interacted with the hybrid electric motor to charge up the Mean Green design. Owner of Mean Green Boije Ovebrink is extremely proud of his hybrid vehicle and says that he compares the speed accolades of... view

Volvo’s Mean Green, being helmed as the current holder of the record as the world’s fastest hybrid truck is going for a new world speed record by overtaking current speeds and reaching beyond 165 MPH at the Wendover Airfield in Utah. Mean Green currently holds the fastest speed record by any hybrid truck at a standing 1/3 mile, 2.3 mile and flying mile international speed records. On the one third mile, the trucks will begin from a standstill and go through a thousand meter course in a single... view

Everyone wants to own a functional vehicle.  Trucks are usually a good choice because it can be used for heavy duty work and at the same time, it can be adjusted to fit into a formal affair. The problem with trucks is that at most times, people see it as a gas guzzler. It is popularly known to eat up a lot of gas and in this day of increasing fuel prices, that is never a good thing. A lot of car manufacturers have risen to the challenge and they are now producing hybrid trucks. The newly released... view

Truck News: Mercedes Benz Unimog-5000 Climbs to Volcanoes and Mountain Tops.  Unimog is known in the Mercedes Benz Company as Universal Motor Great. This is translated from the German language to English as Universal Motor Device.  Therefore, when everyone hears of a Unimog, they would easily recognize it as something from Mercedes Benz and it’s a form of truck automobile, which is definitely one of the strongest prides of the Mercedes Benz Motor Company today. Universal Motor Device is a special... view

A short airport encounter between the two top heads of Ford Motors Co. and Toyota Motors Corp. resulted on joint ventures to develop a gas-electric hybrid engines for trucks and SUV’s. The deal is welcome news for all of those who have been pushing demands for hybrid trucks and sports utility vehicles. The two top executives have signed an agreement that will have the two automobiles giants to share the development costs in bringing the most affordable and technology laden hybrid trucks and... view

Stay updated with the latest truck news and trends in our modern world today. Get a glimpse of the recent product releases, events and more truck-related announcements that are brewing up this year. One of the most anticipated events this year is the 5600 mile Dakar Rally 2012 that will take place in the challenging terrain of Peru and Argentina.  The modified Mini Countryman that was built by a German tuning company called the X-raid will definitely break the record in the coming event. It has... view

The hybrid species of truck had broken its boundary and made its legacy as the famous global economic pride recession opens the sales of heavy duty truck and medium duty trucks in varieties of region. Together with the sales event, statisticians found a rise in oil prices, which were recorded heights in a lot of countries. Because of certain developments, world economy was expected to improve that will carry out the rise of truck sales this year of the dragon. The dramatic rise of economy together... view