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Video: New Paint Technology for the New Ford Transit

The new Ford Transit made its North American debut with what the company said is an industry-first paint technology now in use at Kansas City Assembly Plant. There are a number of innovations, including one that saves about 4 pounds of weight per vehicle.

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Video: Could Hybrid Multi-Copter Ease Congestion Grief?

A new military hybrid-truck-helicopter flew for the first time recently in the California desert. It's still early days and with a payload limited to 4,000 pounds, it won't replace tractor trailers anytime soon. But you can't help wondering ...

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Ultimate Test Drive Video: Driving the Cascadia 113 With Natural Gas

In this three-parter, you'll get both a walk-around and a test drive of the Freightliner Cascadia 113 powered by a compressed natural gas Cummins-Westport ISX12 G with 400 horsepower.

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Ultimate Test Drive Video: Cascadia 113 With Natural Gas

Freightliner has packaged a Cummins-Westport ISX12 G nicely into a Cascadia 113, mated it to an Allison 3000 automatic transmission, and supplied enough on-board compressed natural gas to run up to 600 miles on a single slow-fill. Before we took it for a drive, we got some answers to common questions about CNG.

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IIHS Tests Trailer Underride Guards

Recently the National Transportation Safety Board recommended improvements to trailer rear underride guards. This video from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety highlights testing done last year on various trailer underrides, which it said highlighted problems when cars run into the back of a trailer barely overlapping the corner.

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Mack Showcases Rebranding at MATS 2014

John Walsh, vice president of marketing for Mack Trucks, talks about the company's rebranding and new logo. Initially introduced at ConExpo/ConAgg [link], the rebranding was featured at the Mack booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show and in its message to reporters.

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Freightliner Cascadia 113 Natural Gas Tractor at MATS 2014

Watch as Freightliner product marketing segment manager, Greg Treinen, shows you around the Freightliner CNG truck display at Mid-America Trucking Show 2014.

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Video: The Building of the Freightliner Revolution Innovation Concept Truck

Walmart's WAVE concept truck made a splash at the Great Dane booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week, but it wasn't the first to come up with a streamlined concept truck designed around a single driver. Two years ago it was Freightliner's Revolution generating buzz at MATS, and we ran across this video about the thought and design behind it.

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Freightliner Shows How Drivers Can Get 'FIT' at MATS 2014

At the Mid-America Trucking Show, visitors got a chance to view demonstrations of how drivers can prevent injuries and stay fit with the Freightliner FIT System - all inside the cab.

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Volvo Talks Alternative Fuels at 2014 MATS

Watch Frank Bio, Product Marketing Manager, detail the Volvo Trucks comprehensive "Blue Power" natural gas strategy, including the offering alternative fuel solutions: CNG, LNG and DME.

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