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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

Classic Style. Classic Comfort?

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

Meritor’s Mobile Training Van

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

New Features of the 2016 Ford Transit

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

Navistar Proving Grounds Ride and Drive

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

Latest Additions Kenworth's Class 8 Lineup

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

Convoy Raises Funds for Make-A-Wish

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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San Antonio is home to the Alamo and Pressure Systems International, makers of the Meritor Tire Inflation System. Photo by Jim Park

PSI Behind the Scenes

Pressure Systems International held its annual Fleet Technology Event May 12-13 at its San Antonio, Texas, facility, where it makes the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI. HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park was there and got a first-hand look at how the systems are made.

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Photo: Daimler Trucks

Freightliner Inspiration Truck

Daimler Trucks North America unveiled the Freightliner Inspiration Truck in Nevada, where it is the first autonomous truck legally licensed to travel on public highways, according to the company. Journalists from around the world got a chance to see it up close.

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