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Photos: Walcott Truckers Jamboree

During the three days of the Walcott Truckers Jamboree, guests enjoyed over 150 exhibits: a truck beauty contest with 67 entries, an antique truck display with over 150 vehicles, a cookout featuring delicious Iowa pork chops, Trucker Olympics, Carnival Games and free musical concerts. Photos courtesy of Iowa 80 Truckstop

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Tags: Events, Walcott Trucker Jamboree, Iowa 80 Truckstop

2015 Fleet Safety Conference in Pictures

Ted Lewin, senior manager of risk management services for Wheels, Inc., discussed how to minimize hidden risks to deliver an optimal safety program.

The 2015 Fleet Safety Conference opened July 13 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel outside of Chicago, and continued July 14 with the opening keynote by Mike Watson, Shell's global road safety manager. Three executives from Wheels, Inc., discussed how to minimize hidden risks in a fleet safety program. Photos by Chris Wolski.

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Tags: Fleet Safety Conference, Fleet Events, Leadership, Wheels Inc., Fleet Response, Shell, Awards

Photos: Classic Style. Classic Comfort?

Not many luxuries in this 1963 Hayes COE. With a 6V-72 Detroit and a 4x3 transmission, the driver would have done better to get paid by the gear shift rather than the mile. Photo by Jim Park

While some veteran drivers might jump at the chance, you'd likely have a hard time getting one of today's 20-something drivers into an '80s-vintage or earlier truck. Check out these photos highlighting some of the cab interiors that preceded the luxury yachts we call over the road trucks today.

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Tags: Classic Truck, Cabovers, History, Driver Comfort

Photos: Meritor’s Mobile Training Van

Martin starts the training session by reviewing the various parts of the braking system.

Meritor launched its mobile training program in 2014 with two training vans designed to deliver onsite product and systems education to warehouse distributors, independent service garages, dealers and fleets in the United States and Canada. Today there are two vans in the US and one in Canada. Photos by Denise Rondini

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Tags: Meritor, Technician Training, Aftermarket, Brakes

Photos: Kalmar Ottawa Shows Off Plant, T2

Terminal tractor manufacturer Kalmar Ottawa recently gave some industry journalists a tour of the company’s Ottawa, Kan., facility, as well as some time behind the wheel of the T2. Managing Editor Stephane Babcock was there.

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Tags: Kalmar Ottawa, T2, Industry Event, Ride and Drive, Terminal Tractors

Photos: New Features of the 2016 Ford Transit

Ford has produced more than 100,000 Transit vans and wagons at Kansas City Assembly Plant during the 2015 model year.

Ford is adding a several new features and options for its 2016 model-year Transit van, including dual-sliding cargo doors, a blind spot information system, the SYNC 3 infotainment system, and more. All photos courtesy of Ford

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Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford Transit Connect, Ford, Ford Transit

Photos: Peterbilt Technology Showcase

Peterbilt demonstrated its latest technology and a number of concept vehicles, including autonomous technologies, at its Technology Showcase event for trucking reporters. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge covered the event.

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Tags: Peterbilt, Autonomous Drive, Camera System

Navistar Proving Grounds Ride and Drive

The International PayStar tackled the rough road course, which is used to test vehicles over various surfaces.

To celebrate the opening of its Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Ind., the truck maker invited media to test its full range of medium-duty, vocational, heavy-duty, and school bus products. Photos by Chris Wolski

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Tags: Navistar, International DuraStar, International WorkStar, International ProStar

Latest Additions Kenworth's Class 8 Lineup

The Icon 900 with its traditional paint scheme. Photo by Jim Park

In mid-May, Kenworth held an Editor Ride & Drive even at its Chillicothe, Ohio manufacturing facility. These photos represent some of the latest additions to the lineup, including the Icon 900, The T800 mid-roof sleeper and the T680 mid-roof sleeper.

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Tags: Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880, Icon 900

Photos: Convoy Raises Funds for Make-A-Wish

Approximately 100 Make-A-Wish children rode along with truckers in the convoy this year.

It was the most beneficial traffic jam of the year. A convoy of 380 trucks rolled through central Pennsylvania on Mother’s Day, raising more than $300,000 for the Philadelphia, Northern Delaware & Susquehanna Valley chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Photos courtesy of RoadPro.

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Tags: Pennsylvania, Image, Make-A-Wish

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