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Exhaust aftertreatment equipment is behind the steps on the right side. A nose-mounted convex...
Built for shows, this Model 567 also goes, powerfully and smoothly. Bumper-to-back of cab length... The Paccar MX-13 is strong and quiet, and the UltraShift Plus automated transmission made good...
The new cabin’s about 8 inches wider than the old narrow cab on the Model 367. Quality materials...

Test Drive: Peterbilt 567- Driver’s Delight

Senior Editor Tom Berg recently took the Peterbilt 567 out for a Test Drive. A bigger cab and chassis improvements place this new vocational truck above the current Model 367. Here are photos from his evaluation. Read the full article here.

The athletes are the stars at the Special Olympics convoys.
It's not always bad when you have a cop on your back door.
A parking lot loaded with pride.

Trucking for a Really Good Cause

Truck drivers don't always get credit for the good they do. This collection of photos is from a few of the Convoy events Equipment Editor Jim Park has attended over the years. It's easy to tell from the pictures that drivers put a lot into these fundraisers. But it's more than just raising money. It's a bunch of people that often work in isolation coming together for a cause and showing the underlying sense of community that exists among drivers -- and is rarely seen in public.

Rush Tech Skills Rodeo 2013
Rush Tech Skills Rodeo 2013
Rush Tech Skills Rodeo 2013

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. 

This driver is ready to hit the road with a new, fresh wreath attached to his truck.
In addition to sponsoring and transporting the wreaths, Prime transported the company’s veterans...
Arpin Van Lines volunteered to transport an estimated 5,000 wreaths from Columbia Falls, Maine,...

2013 Wreaths Across America

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).

The huge IAA commercial truck show in Hanover, Germany, in 2012, included this eye magnet, the...
The rear view of the "aerodynamically optimized road train" from MAN and Krone displayed at last...
The Freightliner Revolution concept truck features many aerodynamic developments that found...

Visions of Future Trucks

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.

The Tokyo Motor Show is held every two years.
The complex of four gigantic upside-down pyramids is a landmark impossible to miss, although...
Two years ago, the heavy Mitsubishi Fuso Super Great was thought to become a long-distance...

2013 Tokyo Motor Show

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.

Volvo shows off its VNL that's now available in Mexico with the I-Shift automated manual...
Welcome to Expo Transporte.
The Mexican press took a huge interest in the show with the appearance of Mexico's environmental...

Scenes from Expo Transporte in Guadalajara, Mexico

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.

Many folks attended the "Eyes on the Economy" panel during Sunday lunch. Read more here.
Welcome to Orlando. Next year's show will be in San Diego.
ACT Research's Kenny Vieth speaks at the "Eyes on the Economy" panel.

Scenes from 2013 ATA Management Conf. & Exhibition

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 and follow us on Twitter at Photos by Evan Lockridge.