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Peterbilt Technology Showcase
Reporters got a chance to ride and drive a number of advanced-technology vehicles at the Texas... The Peterbilt 579 Epiq is the company's most fuel-efficient truck ever.
The Walmart Technology Vehicle, a concept/demonstration truck, uses four separate camera systems... Fender-mounted cameras give drivers a better view than mirrors and offer less aerodynamic drag.

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.

The International PayStar tackled the rough road course, which is used to test vehicles over...
An International DuraStar with an N9 engine ready to tackle the course, which consisted of a...
The International DuraStar with an N9 engine mated to an Allison transmission was configured as...

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

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

Approximately 100 Make-A-Wish children rode along with truckers in the convoy this year.
'Big Red,' a 1972 Kenworth, was driven by Carl Ellerman three times in the convoy, the last in...
Approximately 6,000 spectators lined the 28-mile route and attended the festival at the business...

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.

San Antonio is home to the Alamo and Pressure Systems International, makers of the Meritor Tire...
PSI's Kevin Hennig demonstrates the ThermAlert Eutectic plug in the wheel seal cover. It's...
Through-Tee and stator assemblies stand ready to be tested. 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.

Fontaine is a Top 20 winner for its Dual Assist Camera System, which features two video cameras...
TrakLok International has enhanced its integrated lock, alarm and tracking system, improving...
Alcoa was a Top 20 Product winner for what it says is the world’s lightest heavy-duty truck...

HDT's Top 20 Products

HDT editors and sales representatives presented the 2015 Top 20 Products winners their trophies at year's TMC Annual Meeting, Work Truck Show and Mid-America Trucking Show. 

Photo: Daimler Trucks
The press scrambles for the first photos of the Inspiration Truck. Photo: Daimler Trucks
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Daimler Commercial Trucks head Wolfgang Bernhard drive off in the...

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.

Photo: Stephane Babcock
Daimler Trucks North America used Hoover Dam to create a record-setting display to premier its...
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Freightliner's Hoover Dam Inspiration

Daimler Trucks North America unveiled its Freightliner Inspiration Truck, an autonomous truck licensed for Nevada highways, in grand scale at the Hoover Dam after projecting past, present and future milestones on the dam itself. The Inspiration Truck drove across the dam as the finale.