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Rush Tech Skills Rodeo 2013

Rush Truck Centers’ eighth annual Tech Skills Rodeo Dec. 15-17 drew about 550 people to San Antonio. That included 106 technicians who competed in 13 equipment categories for cash and other prizes. Most brought along wives or girlfriends. Top champ was Jason Swann, from Dallas, who received his award from Rush Chairman Rusty Rush and Nascar driver Tony Stewart. Here are some views of happenings in the convention center’s testing hall and at the banquet on Tuesday night as photographed by HDT Senior Editor Tom Berg.
 

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Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Rush Tech Skills Rodeo 2013

2013 Wreaths Across America

This driver is ready to hit the road with a new, fresh wreath attached to his truck.<br />

Wreaths Across America, along with nearly 30,000 volunteers, placed remembrance wreaths on the headstones of more than 143,000 veterans at Arlington National Cemetery on Dec. 14. This is the organization’s 22nd year laying wreaths at our Nation’s cemetery and marks the largest number ever delivered. Across the country, 540,000 remembrance wreaths were placed in honor of veterans at 908 locations (including Arlington).

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Visions of Future Trucks

The huge IAA commercial truck show in Hanover, Germany, in 2012, included this eye magnet, the &quot;aerodynamically optimized road train&quot; from MAN and Krone, both prominent vehicle builders in Europe.

In our December issue, we talked to truck makers about what we can expect on commercial trucks in the next five to 10 years. For this photo gallery we compiled real concept trucks and those just on paper.

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Tags: Freightliner, Peterbilt, EPA, Navistar, Volvo, MAN, Aerodynamics

2013 Tokyo Motor Show

The Tokyo Motor Show is held every two years.

The 43rd Tokyo Motor Show, which ran from Nov. 20 to Dec. 1, showcased international manufacturers’ latest technology in trucks, buses, cars, motorbikes and accessories. Get a feel for the show with this photo gallery from HDT International Editor Sven-Erik Lindstrand.

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Tags: Volvo, Hino, Isuzu, Daimler Trucks, Japan, Global, UD

Scenes from Expo Transporte in Guadalajara, Mexico

Volvo shows off its VNL that&#39;s now available in Mexico with the I-Shift automated manual transmission.

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO -- At first glance the photos of this trucking show may look a lot like what you will see at major events in the U.S. But look a little closer at the Spanish writing in the background and the pretty models. These photos were shot in Guadalajara, Mexico, during the nation’s largest truck and bus show, Expo Transporte, which opened Nov. 20. Here are some pictures from Senior Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.

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Tags: Mexico, Events

Scenes from 2013 ATA Management Conf. & Exhibition

Many folks attended the &quot;Eyes on the Economy&quot; panel during Sunday lunch. Read more here.

ORLANDO -- The American Trucking Associations' annual Management Conference and Exhibition began on Sunday in sunny (but very humid) Orlando, Fla. Here is a just a sampling of what’s been going on. For the latest news from the show go to www.truckinginfo.com/list/tag/ata2013.aspx and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hdtruckingPhotos by Evan Lockridge.

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Tags: Economy, ATA, Equipment, Events, ATA2013

Test Drive Photos: Single-Rear-Axle Granite MHD

The single rear axle allows Class 7 ratings, but this one&amp;rsquo;s decidedly Class 8, with axles totaling 44,000 pounds in capacity. The steer axle is set forward to better handle weight of the plow mount and, when it snows, a long steel blade.

Photo Gallery: Senior Editor Tom Berg took the Mack Single-Rear-Axle Granite MHD for a test drive.

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Tags: Mack, Test Drive, Vocational, Cummins ISL, Cummins

A Change in Aerodynamics

Kenworth&#39;s Advantage tractor-trailer is a working concept vehicle engineered to produce optimum aerodynamics. This photo shows three enhancements to the basic vehicle design: wheel covers, trailer side skirts and an advanced drag reduction device called a &quot;boat tail&quot; from ATDynamics. Stacking certain technologies often produces better results, but the total improvement achieved won&#39;t necessarily be the sum advertised by the product suppliers.

Most of the low-hanging aerodynamic fruit has already been plucked from the engineering tree. Truck makers and their design teams are now actively exploring options they would have ignored a decade ago. It's all about the cost of fuel.

The big shift to slope-nosed aero trucks began nearly 20 years ago, and since then engineers and designers have been refining the design. Today we see tweaks and twists yielding just the tiniest of gains, yet they are all steps in the right direction. What follows is a pictorial review of some of the changes we've seen in recent years -- some dramatic, some very subtle, but all aimed at killing fewer bugs.

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

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Tags: Aerodynamics

Trucks at the Green Fleet Conference Ride & Drive

The Ride & Drive event at the Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix Oct. 1 gave attendees a chance to drive everything from Segways and an electric Smart Car to bi-fuel heavy-duty pickups and a medium-duty electric hybrid. Here's a sampling of the cargo vans and commercial trucks on display.

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Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Alternative Fuels

Test Drive Photos: Freightliner NG Cascadia 113

The natural gas version of the Freightliner Cascadia 113 is every bit as capable as its diesel sisters. Check out Equipment Editor Jim Park's photos.

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Tags: Cummins, Natural Gas, Freightliner, Natural Gas Vehicles, Allison, Test Drive

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