November 4, 2011
We came, we saw, we drove -- but not far. Caterpillar people are very proud of their CT660 vocational truck.
They introduced it earlier this yea
What a difference a little extra torque makes.
I recently had the privilege of being one of the first drivers outside of test fleets to put a new fuel economy and performance concept from Volvo through its paces
October 11, 2011
One way to cut weight and cost from a new truck is to choose a relatively small engine.
This is the essence of the Mack Granite MHD, announced early this year and recently put into production
The dynamics of the U.S. transportation market are changing, opening the door to smaller, more efficient trucks
The emergence of the regional transportation market is causing many fleets to rethink their equipment demands
September 6, 2011
As light-duty commercial trucks go, cargo vans are a hot seller because they're so useful. In a good year, about a quarter million are built and snatched up by tradesmen, building contractors, rental fleets and many other types of users
August 15, 2011
When Navistar execs turned the key on one of the first MaxxForce 15 engines at the 2009 Mid-America Trucking Show, there were more than a few doubting Thomases in the audience
July 10, 2011
Proof of performance is on the road. So Las Vegas Peterbilt set up a demonstration rig promoting Paccar's 12.9-liter MX
Freightliner has long been a sales leader in on-highway tractors, and now it wants to dominate the vocational truck business. Its recently designed Severe Duty products are meant to do that, and a big marketing campaign will support them. Will they be up to the task
July 6, 2011
Steep hills can be tough on trucks, even if their manual transmissions have sufficiently low gearing and drivers are adept with the clutch
May 2, 2011
Does the world need another Class 4 and 5 vehicle in a market already crawling with trucks
December 29, 2010
What's this foreign truck doing in the hands of an agency of one of these United States? Helping West Virginia's Department of Highways maintain roads and bridges, and plowing snow and spreading salt in the winter.
December 13, 2010
In line with an emerging trend to migrate air suspensions up to the front of the truck, Kenworth has introduced the AG130 for T660, T800 and T2000
November 30, 2010
You can't argue with the design, engineering, and manufacturing synergies of improving on an existing product
November 2, 2010
Sometimes a marketing department's claim of "all-new" approaches the truth. That's the case with General Motors' Heavy Duty pickups and cab-chassis trucks, which were extensively upgraded and refined for the 2011 model year, even if GM doesn't call them all-new
Knowing that Mack and Volvo are sister companies, it would be easy to dismiss Mack's new mDrive as an I-Shift with a dog's name.
October 12, 2010
We were stopped at a red light on 11 Mile Road, a broad, eight-lane boulevard in Oak Park, Mich., northwest of Detroit, and I eyed the cars and trucks alongside us.
August 17, 2010
So there I was, westbound on Bow Hill Road in Skagit County, a few hours north of Seattle, wondering if I'd ever find a place to turn around
July 15, 2010
The first impression on being presented with a line-up of trucks at the Paccar Tech Center is that Kenworth's new T700 - unlike its T2000 predecessor - is recognizably from the same stable as the highly popular T660
June 21, 2010
Last week's ride 'n drive at the Mount Vernon, Wash., Paccar Tech Center was set up to experience over a day both the new Kenworth T700 and the Paccar MX along with other Kenworth models and optional Cummins engines
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