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May 21, 2010

Hydraulic Hybrids: Ride-and-Drive Report From Work Truck Show

Well-attended educational sessions and an ever-larger trade display marked the National Truck Equipment Association's annual meeting and Work Truck Show, held in March at the St. Louis Convention Center

May 20, 2010

Test Drive: Ford's New Power Stroke Diesel's a Smoothie

There apparently was never any question whether Ford Motor Co.'s new Power Stroke diesel would be another V-8 because, as an engineer explained when it was announced last year, "V-8s are in Ford's DNA.

April 16, 2010

Test Drive: MX-13 in a Peterbilt 365

Paccar, the corporate parent of Kenworth Truck and Peterbilt Motors, should print up some new stickers that say, "Low Revs 'R' Us," then smack 'em on the dashboards of all trucks equipped with its new MX-13 diese

March 11, 2010

Test Drive: Dodge's Heavy Duty Pickups

One of the things we expect from 3/4- and 1-ton pickup trucks is a stiff ride. Strong springs are needed to haul heavy loads, so when the truck's empty it's got to ride a little rough

February 17, 2010

Test Drive: Freightliner's Coronados

Premium is as premium does, and at least for the driver, Freightliner's Coronado does things very well

February 9, 2010

Test Drive: Ford/Eaton Plug-In Hybrid

Eaton's electric-drive system is the one usually used by truck manufacturers who offer a medium-duty hybrid, including Freightliner, Freightliner Custom Chassis, Kenworth, Peterbilt and Navistar International. One builder that doesn't make hybrids is Ford Motor - but it does suppl

December 17, 2009

Cummins Previews 2010 ISX

If it hadn't been for the development of copper zeolite as a catalyst to use in reducing nitrogen oxides (NOx), Cummins might have been right alongside Navistar in using increased levels of exhaust gas circulatio

December 17, 2009

Test Drive: Kenworth's T470 Serious Baby 8

Municipal trucks have to work all year round, and they work especially hard when heavy snow falls. "Plow trucks" keep motorized civilization moving, and for this task and others that demand strong specifications, Kenworth has the T470

November 9, 2009

Test Drive: Eaton's New UltraShift Plus Has Brains and Brawn

Eaton's UltraShift has been updated and upgraded with a new, two-plate, electronically activated clutch and revised logic for the electronic controller that makes it a much sweeter transmission that will learn - or coach - according to driver deman

October 1, 2009

Test Drive: Detroit Diesel's DD13 and DD15 - Driving With SCR

Call it pre-need planning. When Detroit Diesel rolled out its DD15 engine in October 2007, the company said it was a clean-sheet design, birthed EPA-'07-compliant and 100 percent ready for EPA-201

September 15, 2009

Test Drive: Kenworth's T800 LNG Day Cab

Opportunities to evaluate natural heavy-truck gas alternative power have been few to this point

August 26, 2009

Test Drive: Volvo's I-Shift - A Smooth Operator

Testimonials are fine, but repeat business is the best endorsement for a product. Wayne Klink, founder and president of a fleet with his name, likes his 90 Volvo trucks and the latest component in three of them, the I-Shif

August 10, 2009

Test Drive: Mack Titan - Mack's Biggest Strongest Model

One look at this truck tells what it is - a big hauler of large and dense loads - and what it's not - a posh over-the-road freighter

June 8, 2009

Driving The '09 Ram 1500s

Almost since pickup trucks began outselling automobiles in the 1980s, the domestic Big Three auto makers - who still dominate light-truck sales with their full-size models - have been leapfrogging over each other with redesigned and refined products

June 8, 2009

Test Drive: Sterling LNG Tractor

T. Boone Pickens, the billionaire investor and big-time oilman, is hawking his "Pickens Plan" in TV commercials, personal appearances and a web site (www.pickensplan.com)

June 8, 2009

Test Drive -- International Lonestar: Style and Substance

A much-anticipated first drive of International's new LoneStar confirms it's more than just a pretty face

June 8, 2009

Peterbilt Ups Aero Stakes

Big changes to Peterbilt's aero 386 make it more wind-cheating and enhance overall fuel economy

May 18, 2009

Test Drive: KW's T370 Hybrid Tractor

Until recently, hybrid-drive commercial trucks have been, almost by definition, straight trucks. These are often the ones used in urban stop-and-go operations, where hybrids offer the greatest fuel savings achieve

May 18, 2009

FLD-SD: Aging But Rugged

Severe Duty version of Freightliner's FLD proves a joy to drive, but get one while you can, because production stops in late 2009.

November 1, 2008

Class 6 & 7 Roundup

Midrange in transition


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