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Odyne plug-in hybrid electric with hydraulic crane on a Ford F750 chassis.

HTUF Southeast Event Highlights Fuel-Saving Trucks

A sampling of some of the vehicles on display and for ride and drives, as well as other sites, during the first Southeast Regional Fleet Workshop of the High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum on May 22 in Birmingham, Ala., at Barber Motorspots Museum. (Photos: Evan Lockridge, Senior Contributing Editor) 

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The T880's cab is 8 inches wider and the hood's sculpted lines are smoother than what have been seen for 27 years on T800.

Test Drive: Kenworth's New T880

In the May 2013 issue of Heavy Duty Trucking, Editors Tom Berg and Jim Park described their experiences taking Kenworth's T880 out for a test drive. They snapped these pictures.

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PSI's Kevin Hennig explained how PSI tests its products on the PSI Test Technology Trailer.

PSI - San Antonio Plant Tour

PSI hosted an event recently which featured a plant tour of their facility in San Antonio, Texas.

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Cummins and Navistar Reunite

Test Drive: Navistar Prostar+ with Cummins ISX

In the April issue of Heavy Duty Trucking, Equipment Editor Jim Park related his experience taking Navistar's Prostar+ with a Cummins ISX under the hood our for a Test Drive.

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Double gears that will go in the DT 12 automated manual transmission.

Building Daimler's New Automated Transmission

Daimler Trucks shows off production of its new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission, currently produced in Gaggenau, Germany, to members of the trucking press. Assembly is set to be transferred to Detroit's Redford, Mich., headquarters in 2015. They will at first be available exclusively in the Freightliner Cascadia model equipped with a Detroit Diesel DD15 engine. Photos by Evan Lockridge. Read more here.

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Exhibitors served non-stop outdoor demonstrations of equipment.

Vocational Trucks at 2013 Bauma Construction Show

An impressive 530,000 visitors from over 200 countries converged on the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany, between April 15 and 21 for the giant construction equipment show, Bauma, where there were also plenty of vocational trucks on display. (Photos by Sven-Erik Linstrand, European Editor)

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Paramount Freight Systems, headquartered in Jeffersonville, Ohio, was founded as the owner-operator arm of R+L Carriers. Dye, who is director, was there from day one.

HDT 2013 Truck Fleet Innovator Trent Dye

Under Trent Dye's leadership, Paramount Freight Systems was named the Truckload Carriers Association's "Best Fleet to Drive For" for owner-operators two years in a row.

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Kevin Burch, president of Ohio-based Jet Express, Burch was born into the business. His dad was a regional manager with Blue Arrow, an LTL carrier between Michigan and Chicago.

HDT 2013 Truck Fleet Innovator Kevin Burch

Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express, was named an HDT Truck Fleet Innovator for his work in industry image and driver recruiting and retention.

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Cowan was running his father's company's public warehouse operation, and within that entity started a small irregular route truckload business — the kernel from which his current company, Cowan Systems, was grown.

HDT 2013 Truck Fleet Innovator Joe Cowan

Early on, Joe Cowan had his sights set on football. He had a chance to play for the Baltimore Colts, but could not forget another dream he'd had since he was a boy.

“When you're a kid, you're so proud of what your father created,” he says. His father, W.T. Cowan, had founded and built a less-than-truckload business that served the Mid-Atlantic out of Baltimore.

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Robert Low bought his first truck while in college. Prime grew so fast that he had to declare bankruptcy in the early '80s when skyrocketing interest rates caught up with him.

HDT 2013 Truck Fleet Innovator Robert E. Low

Prime Inc. is headquartered in Springfield, Mo., the “Show-Me State,” and President Robert E. Low says showing drivers genuine appreciation is the key to the company’s relatively low turnover rate and tremendous growth over the years.

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