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Test Drive: Freightliner NG Cascadia 113

The natural gas version of the Freightliner Cascadia 113 is every bit as capable as its diesel sisters. Check out Equipment Editor Jim Park's photos.

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Test Drive: KW T800, ISX12 G Paired

Taking the Cummins Westport ISX12 G for a ride in the Kenworth T800.

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This six-axle FDB6000 for Ohio has three air-suspended lift axles, including a hydraulically operated rear booster that stays down even when the barrel’s empty to reduce chassis bounce.

Test Drive: Terex FDB6000

HDT Editor Tom Berg recently took a Test Drive of the Terex FDB6000. Check out the slide show of this front-discharge mixer.

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Kenworth Medium-Duty Editors Event

Kenworth hosted several medium-duty truck editors and journalists at an event in the Seattle, Wash., area, including a drive on their technical track in Bellevue, Wash.

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Shell SuperRigs 2013 Best of Show winner, the 2012 Peterbilt 389 of William Rethwisch of Tomah, Wis.

Shell SuperRigs 2013 Best of Show Winners

There's a new winning lineup of Best of Show winners and runners-up in this year's Shell Rotella SuperRigs Contest, because the previously announced winner was found to not meet all the eligibility requirements for a working truck and trailer.

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What better place to traction-test a 6x2 drive axle system than Michigan's upper pennisula in February?

Test Drive: Meritor's 6x2 SmarTandem

In the March issue of Heavy Duty Trucking, Equipment Editor Jim Park took readers for a ride with Meritor's 6x2 SmarTandem single-drive-axle tandem configuration in Michigan's upper pennisula in February. As he puts it: What better place to traction-test the system?

CLICK HERE to read the full story about Jim Park's test drive of the system.

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14. At a point where the two assembly lines merge, the cab is hoisted in the air and set gently down on the frame and is bolted in place. Electrical, air and liquid fittings are connected as the cab becomes one with the chassis.

How a Volvo VN is Built

Equipment Editor Jim Park takes us on a tour of Volvo Trucks North America's New River Valley truck assembly plant in Dublin, Va. Shown are a few key steps in the assembly process, from welding the cab together to the finished product driving off the assembly line under its own power.

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Odyne plug-in hybrid electric with hydraulic crane on a Ford F750 chassis.

HTUF Southeast Event Highlights Fuel-Saving Trucks

A sampling of some of the vehicles on display and for ride and drives, as well as other sites, during the first Southeast Regional Fleet Workshop of the High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum on May 22 in Birmingham, Ala., at Barber Motorspots Museum. (Photos: Evan Lockridge, Senior Contributing Editor) 

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Double gears that will go in the DT 12 automated manual transmission.

Building Daimler's New Automated Transmission

Daimler Trucks shows off production of its new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission, currently produced in Gaggenau, Germany, to members of the trucking press. Assembly is set to be transferred to Detroit's Redford, Mich., headquarters in 2015. They will at first be available exclusively in the Freightliner Cascadia model equipped with a Detroit Diesel DD15 engine. Photos by Evan Lockridge. Read more here.

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Exhibitors served non-stop outdoor demonstrations of equipment.

Vocational Trucks at 2013 Bauma Construction Show

An impressive 530,000 visitors from over 200 countries converged on the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany, between April 15 and 21 for the giant construction equipment show, Bauma, where there were also plenty of vocational trucks on display. (Photos by Sven-Erik Linstrand, European Editor)

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