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Even on a 20% grade, the Hill Helper held the truck until the clutch engaged and the engine got the truck moving. On the downslope the clutch held the truck in gear until an upshift was necessary. It never coasted downhill.
QuickSpin: Using Eaton's Procision Dual-Clutch Transmission
By Jim Park
Eaton’s Procision dual-clutch medium-duty automated transmission promises automatic-like driver feel with manual performance attributes.
Western Star's 5700XE is a Classic-style truck in aerodynamic wrap.
Test Drive: Western Star 5700XE
By Jim Park
Western Star’s 5700XE might just be everything to everyone. It’s a big classic-styled truck with second-to-one aerodynamics.
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The State of the Market for Class 3-4 Trucks, Vans
By Mike Antich
The forecast is for Class 3-4 truck sales in CY-2015 to remain strong. Many fleets are increasing order volumes, moving away from past slow replacement schedules. The debut of 2015 products promises to further stimulate growth.
Smooth styling, roomy cab, projector-beam headlamps and five-piece hood with bolt-on fenders for easy repairs are among the T880’s features. The hood slopes low for good forward and sideward visibility. 
Test Drive: Kenworth T880 Heavy-Haul
By Tom Berg
Heavy haul is one of many tasks that the increasingly popular vocational model has been engineered for.
Truck-Lite's senior vice president and chief technology officer, Brad Van Riper, supervises the headlamp changeover between the test runs at the company's Falconer, N.Y., assembly plant.
QuickSpin: LED Headlights vs. Halogen
By Jim Park
A comparison between a set of standard halogen headlamps and LED headlamps reveals, well, there is no comparison.

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Kenworth Cabover Options Expand Applications Kenworth has three new options that extend the applications range for its medium-duty cabovers. More back-of-cab space and right-hand steering allow body-mounting flexibility and specialty work.
Talbert Unveils New Traveling Axle Trailer Talbert released the 4050TA trailer as part of its Traveling Axle Series for haulers who need a California-legal trailer with a lower deck height to clear bridges and tunnels when transporting taller equipment.
Meritor Fuel-Efficient Axle to be Used for 6x2 Configurations Meritor's 17X EVO axle for linehaul applications, originally designed for 4x2 applications in Europe, will be introduced in North America for the 6x2 segment.
Jost Selling Edbro Hydraulic Cylinders Jost International has added Edbro brand hydraulic cylinders to the company’s range of products.
The Orbcomm chassis tracking system combines the company’s GT 1100 tracking device with its PS 100 proximity sensor to provide operators with chassis location, load status and other information. (Photo courtesy of Orbcomm.) Orbcomm Introduces Chassis Tracking Product A new chassis tracking system was introduced by Orbcomm, Rochelle Park, N.J., this week during the American Trucking Associations' annual conference in San Diego.
USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
Improve Fleet Performance by Changing Driver Behavior
GPS vehicle tracking provides a powerful tool for managing your vehicles more effectively, helping you control fleet costs and improving productivity. Fleet operation isn’t just about the vehicles but also the people who drive them.
How to Use Telematics to Control Fleet Costs
GPS vehicle tracking systems can generate positive results in many areas, including employee productivity, driver safety, and more. What really stands out is telematics ability to lower costs.
Barriers to the Increased Adoption of Fuel Efficiency Technologies
A new fleet survey and research conducted by The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has identified what stands between fleets and better fuel economy.

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