HeavyDuty Trucking – Issue

November 2007

Cover Story By Oliver Patton
Killer Trucks No More

How the industry is working to better its public image.

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Graphic Attractions Last year, Disneyland celebrated its 50th anniversary with special promotions, including truckside ads produced by Epic Media.

By HDT Staff

Running ads - literally - can raise revenue and maybe build business

The Monster That's Eating Your Rigs

By Deborah Lockridge

Frame rails, crossmembers, suspension components, air tanks, fuel tanks, battery boxes, brackets, brake shoes, electrical systems, air-conditioning condensers, radiators, metal coolant tubing, steel wheels, inside the floor of the cab - even refrigeration units aren't safe from the corrosion monster.

Test Drives

Mack's New Large Car

By Tom Berg

The Pinnacle Axle Forward lacks a really long hood, but this madeover CH has traditional looks and terrific driveability, thanks partly to a new, bigger engine.

Peterbilt's 386 Hybrid

By Tom Berg

Ignore the "viper green" paint and the "hybrid" labels, and this Model 386 looks like a lot of road tractors out there.

Isuzu N-Series

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

New truck gets larger, more spacious cab with increased side-to-side and front-to-back room.


California Gets Tough on Idling

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

California will kick it up several notches with a new anti-idling regulation come Jan. 1, 2008.

If It Bleeds, It Leads

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Horrific truck crash is a public image nightmare.

Tax Credit: A Win-Win

By Doug Condra, President

A measure in Congress proposing to give truck and bus owners tax credits for putting advanced safety devices on their equipment.


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