August 26, 2009
Testimonials are fine, but repeat business is the best endorsement for a product. Wayne Klink, founder and president of a fleet with his name, likes his 90 Volvo trucks and the latest component in three of them, the I-Shif
August 10, 2009
One look at this truck tells what it is - a big hauler of large and dense loads - and what it's not - a posh over-the-road freighter
June 8, 2009
Almost since pickup trucks began outselling automobiles in the 1980s, the domestic Big Three auto makers - who still dominate light-truck sales with their full-size models - have been leapfrogging over each other with redesigned and refined products
T. Boone Pickens, the billionaire investor and big-time oilman, is hawking his "Pickens Plan" in TV commercials, personal appearances and a web site (www.pickensplan.com)
A much-anticipated first drive of International's new LoneStar confirms it's more than just a pretty face
Big changes to Peterbilt's aero 386 make it more wind-cheating and enhance overall fuel economy
May 18, 2009
Until recently, hybrid-drive commercial trucks have been, almost by definition, straight trucks. These are often the ones used in urban stop-and-go operations, where hybrids offer the greatest fuel savings achieve
Severe Duty version of Freightliner's FLD proves a joy to drive, but get one while you can, because production stops in late 2009.
November 1, 2008
Midrange in transition
October 1, 2008
Redesigns, New Features Add Value
September 1, 2008
Truck maker Daimer has unveiled the DD13 from Detroit Diesel
Sterling has added the 60-inch NightShift model to its range of Class 3 through 8 work trucks.
July 1, 2008
Kenworth T170's just right if 19,500 pounds is enough
It's All About Fuel.
March 1, 2008
Kenworth's Clean Power System is designed to provide managed comfort when the driver needs it.
Dodge's heaviest commercial truck combines a beefy chassis with a cab from the 1500 series pickup.
February 1, 2008
The nomenclature suggests a circle, and this truck will turn them with alacrity. Also Ford redesigns its ever-popular F-150 for 2009.
The star of this show was the MaxxForce 13-liter, 1,700 pounds-foot engine destined for a high mileage fleet.
If you can't pass the higher costs on in surcharges, it's time to reduce fuel usage. And hybrid-drive trucks are capable of some serious savings.
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.
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