Test Drive

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November 4, 2011

Quickspin: Driving the new Cat Truck

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

November 4, 2011

Test Drive: Volvo's Torque Magic

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

Test Drive: Mack's Granite MHD

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

October 11, 2011

QuickSpin: A First Look at Hino's New COEs

The dynamics of the U.S. transportation market are changing, opening the door to smaller, more efficient trucks

October 11, 2011

Test Drive: Kenworth's T660 Regional Hauler

The emergence of the regional transportation market is causing many fleets to rethink their equipment demands

September 6, 2011

Test Driving the Nissan NV Light-Duty Commercial Van

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

Test Drive: MaxxForce 15 for the Big Hills

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

Test Drive: Paccar 12.9-Liter MX -- When 13 Liters Are Enough

Proof of performance is on the road. So Las Vegas Peterbilt set up a demonstration rig promoting Paccar's 12.9-liter MX

July 10, 2011

Test Drive: Freightliner SD114 SFA

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

Test Drive: Western Star 4900FA with Allison 2nd Reverse

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

Test Drive: TerraStar Ready to Work

Does the world need another Class 4 and 5 vehicle in a market already crawling with trucks

December 29, 2010

Test Drive: Hino 338 Dumper

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

Test Drive: Air-Ride Axle on the Road in a T660

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

Test Drive: Peterbilt Model 587 with Paccar MX Make Dynamic Duo

You can't argue with the design, engineering, and manufacturing synergies of improving on an existing product

November 2, 2010

Test Drive: Driving GM's 2011 HD Pickups

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

November 2, 2010

Test Drive: Mack's mDrive Programmed for Bulldog Shifting

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

Test Drive: The Transit Connect Electric

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

Test Drive: Kenworth's T440

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

Test Drive: Kenworth's New T700

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

First Impressions of New Kenworth T700

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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