Heavy trucks at the skid pad, Part I

Nov. 11, 2015
It was a beautiful autumn day out at Eaton Proving Grounds—perfect for photos of some aerodynamic Class 8 trucks as well as some vocationals at the skid pad.

It was a beautiful autumn day out at the Eaton Proving Grounds test facility last week — just perfect for photos of some aerodynamic Class 8 trucks as well as some vocational trucks at the skid pad. 

Fleet Owner was there with other industry reporters to check out new low-speed maneuverability features of Eaton transmissions and options on Eaton-Cummins SmartAdvantage Powertrains. 

Check out more from the event: 

VIDEO: Can Cummins and its partners "redefine" trucking?

Taking Cummins' 2017 ISX15 diesel for a drive

VIDEO: Eaton automated manuals: So easy, even a newbie could do it

Eaton showcases low-speed tech, offers advanced service tool to more facilities

About the Author

Aaron Marsh

Before computerization had fully taken hold and automotive work took someone who speaks engine, Aaron grew up in Upstate New York taking cars apart and fixing and rewiring them, keeping more than a few great jalopies (classics) on the road that probably didn't deserve to be. He spent a decade inside the Beltway covering Congress and the intricacies of the health care system before a stint in local New England news, picking up awards for both pen and camera.

He wrote about you-name-it, from transportation and law and the courts to events of all kinds and telecommunications, and landed in trucking when he joined FleetOwner in July 2015. Long an editorial leader, he was a keeper of knowledge at FleetOwner ready to dive in on the technical and the topical inside and all-around trucking—and still turned a wrench or two. Or three. 

Aaron previously wrote for FleetOwner. 

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