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February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Ford Redesigns Its popular F-150 For ' 09

By Tom Berg

Ford's F-150, America's perennial best-selling vehicle and part of a truck line that has claimed sales leadership for 31 years, may well keep that distinction, thanks to an extensive redesign for the 2009 model year.

Tags: Ford F-150, Test Drive

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Sterling 360 Scoots Through Circles

By Tom Berg

There's a funny story about the Sterling 360's name. In a short bull session following a press conference last year, a couple of Sterling executives related that they considered calling the truck "AC 360," as in a circular 360 degrees, because the truck is "better all around," which became its marketing slogan.

Tags: Test Drive

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

International TranStar

By Sean Lyden

The test truck was the International TranStar in the new nomenclature - 8600 in the past. But the other new badges, high on the side of the hood, told the story: MaxxForce. This tractor was one of the International validation units for the new big-bore engines, destined for a high-mileage fleet to get fast results before the engine becomes commercially available around mid-year.

Tags: MaxxForce, Test Drive, International TranStar

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Detroit Diesel's DD15 Debuts

By Jim Park

We're witnessing a huge change in the way trucks and engines come together. We saw it first with Volvo's D-platform engines (shared with Mack and Renault). We'll soon see International take a similar approach, sharing an engine platform between International trucks in North America and MAN chassis in Europe.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Diesel Engines, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Daimler, Test Drive

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Volvo VHD 430 Sleeper

By Tom Berg

The point of Volvo Trucks' latest model, the VHD 430, is its sleeper compartment. While previous VHDs have daycabs and work as dumpers, concrete mixer chassis and equipment haulers, the 42-inch-cab addition, with its 36-inch-wide by 79-inch-long bunk, provides a comfortable place for a driver to rest and to legally overnight no matter where he and his rig are.

Tags: Volvo, Test Drive, Sleepers

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Peterbilt's 387 Hybrid

By Sean Lyden

The C15 was very responsive, showed great throttle modulation and made gearshifting a joy. And at the event, the 387 it powered also gave pause. I hadn't driven one in several years and the new dash appealed enormously.

Tags: Peterbilt, Test Drive

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Mack's New Large Car

By Tom Berg

The Pinnacle Axle Forward lacks a really long hood, but this madeover CH has traditional looks and terrific driveability, thanks partly to a new, bigger engine.

Tags: Test Drive

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Peterbilt's 386 Hybrid

By Tom Berg

Ignore the "viper green" paint and the "hybrid" labels, and this Model 386 looks like a lot of road tractors out there.

Tags: Test Drive

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Isuzu N-Series

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

New truck gets larger, more spacious cab with increased side-to-side and front-to-back room.

Tags: Test Drive, Isuzu N-Series

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Volvo VT830

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

This heavy truck is a complex and integrated vehicle that has so many more features the deeper you delve into it.

Tags: Volvo, Test Drive

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Mack Pinnacle

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

The Pinnacle is Mack's latest- generation premium tractor for over-the-road fleets and owner-operators

Tags: Mack, Pinnacle, Test Drive

July 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Kenworth's T660 Extended Day Cab

By Tom Berg

This extended daycab continues an aerodynamic revolution started by KW a quarter-century ago.

Tags: Kenworth, Test Drive

July 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Freightliner's Cascadia

By Jim Park

Freightliner's Cascadia meets customer demands and gives a little more in the bargain.

Tags: Freightliner, Customer Satisfaction, Freightliner Cascadia, Test Drive

July 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

International's New ProStar

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

It's a driver's truck for its quietness and handling. And it's an owner's truck for its low maintenance and repairability.

Tags: ProStar, Test Drive

March 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Kenworth W900L

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Kenworth W900L wears the Western look with the new Pendleton interior option

Tags: Test Drive

March 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Fun in the Mud

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Ice storm disrupts Ford's SuperDuty event, but the redesigned '08 pickups came out looking good.

Tags: Ford, Ford Super Duty, Test Drive

March 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Kenworth W900L

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Kenworth W900L wears the Western look with the new Pendleton interior option

Tags: Kenworth, Test Drive

March 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Class 8 Hybrids

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Diesel-electric trucks for the Air Force save big on fuel, and they're also easy to drive.

Tags: Volvo, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Test Drive

February 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Dodge Debuts its Heavier Class 4 & 5 Rams This Month

By HDT staff

New models can only add more heat to an already competitive market segment.

Tags: Dodge, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Ram Truck, Test Drive

February 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Ford's Redesigned Super Duty Includes Factory F-450 Pickup

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

The redesigned models went into production in time to meet tighter federal diesel exhaust emissions limits last month.

Tags: Ford, Redesign, Ford Super Duty, Test Drive

February 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Midrange: Expediter Extraordinaire

By Jim Park

Sterling builds a fine expediter- add a great big bunk and you've got quite the truck under you.

Tags: Sterling, Sterling Trucks, Sleepers, Test Drive

January 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

The Right Stuff

By Tom Berg

What's not to like about the new Toyota pickup?

Tags: Test Drive

January 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Driving GM's New 1500 Series

By Tom Berg

'Design' is the magic word at GM, and it's a major part of the new Silverado and Sierra.

Tags: Test Drive

January 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

The Peterbilt 389

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Quiet, comfortable and very pleasing to the eye.

December 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Dodge's New Ram 3500HD

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

"Hey, does that thing have a Hemi?" No, it's got the new Cummins Turbo Diesel, and you gotta have one. Maybe.

Tags: Ram Truck

October 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

The ProStar Platform

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

With the launch of International's ProStar, we can truly see the impact of the platform approach adopted by the company back in the early 1990s.

Tags: ProStar

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Mack Pinnacle

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

It might look the same, but there are plenty of changes under the skin.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Mack, Pinnacle

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Driving With Roll Control

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Meritor Wabco's stability control systems keep the rig under control, even if its driver doesn't.

Tags: vehicle stability control, rollover crashes, Roll Stability, Rollovers

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Accubuilt F-550 Pickup

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

It's a big toy for well-heeled enthusiasts, but it's capable of some serious hauling and towing work.

Tags: Ford F-150

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

New Class 8 Engines Hit The Road

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Government regulations are one of the major influences in truck design, and for 2007 the regs are almost everything.

Tags: Class 8

April 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

KW T600

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

The 21st anniversary of the T600 is marked by a review of the interior and a fuel economy challenge.

Tags: Kenworth

April 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Drive Test: Detroit Diesel Series 60

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Detroit executives recently held a ride-and-drive event so reporters could feel for themselves how the engines act.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Engine

April 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Drive Test: Cummins '07 ISX & ISM

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Cummins has a smaller fleet of Reliability, Assurance and Problem Identification (RAPId) test trucks for validating updates a step or two ahead of the field test units.

Tags: Cummins

March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Stable Environment

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

The bendix anti-rollover system keeps mack mixer on its wheels.

Tags: Mack Trucks, anti-rollover systems

March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Ram 3500 Gets Heavier

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Dodge Trucks has added 1,000 pounds to the gross vehicle weight rating of its Ram 3500 Chassis Cab model.

Tags: Natural Gas, Ram Truck

March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

International Announces Two More Big XT Pickups

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

The on/off-road MXT's styling is vaguely reminiscent of a Jeep Commando from the 1960s or '70s.

Tags: International

March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

Next generation kicks it up a notch.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

February 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Driving A Basic F-350 Super Duty

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

It's Plain Jane but very comfortable, and as capable as you'd expect a Ford to be.

Tags: Ford F-350, Ford Super Duty

February 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Driving Volvo's VT800

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

It's made for hauling heavy loads in contemporary style and comfort.

Tags: Volvo, Diesel, Heavy Haul

January 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

International 9900IX

By Tim Barton, Contributing Editor

The 9900ix is International's premium tractor

Tags: International, Tractor

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