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The Sprinter Extreme Concept is built on the Sprinter 3500 Cab Chassis and upfitted by RENNtech.
RENNtech added a custom roof rack for six forward-facing lights, brush guard with additional fog... The vehicle has a suspension lift package, beadlock wheels, and off-road tires with custom...
The Scattolini ScattoMaax Tipper Bed is available to customers and supports 5,200 pounds of payload. Innovative Vehicle Solutions (IVS), one of the 55 MasterUpfitters currently enrolled in...

Sprinter Extreme Concept Van

Mercedes-Benz showed its Sprinter Extreme Concept heavy payload van at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The van stretches more than 20 feet in length and measures over 95 inches tall. It can haul 6,400 pounds of payload and tow nearly 4 tons. Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

In 2011, NorCal Kenworth relocated its Gilroy, California dealership to a new facility off of...
Four Star Freightliner has six locations throughout Alabama, Georgia and Florida providing...
Scott Stephens is a parts counter salesperson at the Montgomery, Alabama location.

Photos: 2016 Truck Dealer of the Year Nominees

Five truck dealerships were nominated for the 2016 Truck Dealer of the Year award. They are: Tom Bertolino, NorCal Kenworth; Jerry Kocan, Four Star Freightliner; Ron Meyering, M&K Truck Centers; Tom Noerr, Noerr’s International; and Dennis Thompson, Thompson Truck & Trailer. Photos courtesy of their respective dealerships.

Techs could wander the exhibit hall after completing their events and talk with suppliers about...
Rising Star Phillip Call completes a pad installation on a Meritor disc brake. 
Photo by Jim Park
Rising Star Justin Mitchell tackles the truck inspection challenge, looking for the hidden bugs...

Rush Truck Centers 10th Annual Tech Skills Rodeo

Day 1 of the Rush Truck Centers' 10th Annual Technician Skills competition featured 160 technicians and parts specialists from across the company's dealer network trying to diagnose staged bugs on trucks before the clock ran out. Most of the staged problems are electronic in nature, which requires technicans to run the appropriate troubleshooting steps and processes. More often than not, the problem has several trick dead ends that can mislead all but the best of them. Only 25 techs advanced to the finals.

The 74-foot Lutz spruce arrived Friday, Nov. 20, in Washington, D.C., following a more than...
A Kenworth T680 with 76-inch Mid-Roof sleeper rounds Garfield Circle as it approaches the U.S....
The 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour ends at the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in the early...
Kenworth's latest aerodynsmic tractor contrasted with the classic shape of the Icon 9000. Photo:...
HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge behind the wheel. Photo courtesy Kenworth
A sign inside the Technical Center hghlights the test track features. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Photos: Kenworths on the Paccar Test Track

Earler this year, Kenworth hosted a group of trucking editors for a ride and drive at the Paccar technical center near Mt. Vernon, Wash., in an area known as the Skagit Valley. The center has twin mile-and-a-half tracks. The outer loop is a 1.6-mile, two-lane, high-speed track used for testing aerodynamics and fuel economy. The inner 1.5-mile durability track simulates 1 million miles in three months.

Photo courtesy of Kenworth
Photo courtesy of Kenworth
A new Kenworth T680 76-inch mid-roof sleeper built in October by employees at Kenworth’s...

Photos: Hauling the Capitol Christmas Tree

On Dec. 2, U.S. Speaker of the House John Ryan will be ready to light up this 74-foot tall Lutz Spruce on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building with thousands of LED lights and 4,000 ornaments. The official welcoming of the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree and the kickoff to the holidays is a tradition that began in 1964 by House Speaker John W. McCormack.

The all-new 2016 Nissan Titan XD is positioned between a traditional 1500- and 2500-type pickup.
During the ride and drive event, each Nissan Titan XD was loaded with 750 pounds of cargo. The...
Automotive media had the opportunity to inspect the underside of a 2016 Nissan Titan XD to get a...

2016 Nissan Titan XD Ride and Drive

During a recent ride and drive event, automotive media put the 2016 Nissan Titan XD through its paces on-road, off-road, and at the Nissan proving ground in Scottsdale, Arizona, highlighting the truck's 5.0L Cummins diesel engine and its towing and payload capabilities. Photos: Chris Wolski

The LNG is then pumped into the big storage tank. Photo by Deborah Lockridge
Pivotal LNG's Trussville, Ala., facility can hold nearly 5 million gallons of LNG. There are 151...
The process of liquifaction removes impurities that come along with pipeline gas, such as...

Take a Photo Tour of an LNG LIquifaction Plant

“LNG is one of the better-kept secrets in trucking,” says David Jaskolski — and he doesn’t want it to be. He's with Pivotal LNG, a subsidiary of Georgia-Based energy company AGL Resources, which operates a liquifaction facility in Trussville, Ala., outside Birmingham. The company supplies more than 1 million gallons of LNG a month to UPS and other truck fleets. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge took a tour of the facility.