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  • News Equipment

    Driving the International HV

    October 30, 2017 11:16AM by James Menzies

    HV, LoneStar latest International trucks to get new interior

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    Driving the International HX620

    April 26, 2016 10:02AM by James Menzies

    New HX Series could represent a severe-service revival for International

  • Feature Equipment

    THE 11-LITRES ARE COMING; HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?

    November 10, 2015 1:21PM by James Menzies

    I recently travelled to Denton, Texas to drive the new Paccar MX-11 engine in a Peterbilt 579 EPIQ tractor. The MX-11 can give you up to 430 hp and 1,550 lb.-ft. of torque while saving you about 400 lbs vs

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    DRIVING THE MERCEDES METRIS

    October 15, 2015 12:54PM by James Menzies

    Mercedes-Benz has a new cargo van, which it says has been right-sized for urban environments. The Metris, based on the European Vito, fills a gap in the marketplace. It’s a full-sized commercial van that’s garageable and maneuverable for urban environments,

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    VOLVO’S LATEST 6×2 RAISES THE AXLE – AND THE BAR – FOR FUEL SAVINGS

    September 1, 2015 10:36AM by James Menzies

    I spent some time earlier this month with Volvo in Utah and Idaho, where I had the chance to drive the company’s new 6×2 setup with Adaptive Loading. The configuration features a liftable pusher axle that is raised when empty

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    KENWORTH’S T880 GETS NEW SLEEPER CAB

    September 1, 2015 10:34AM by James Menzies

    Last week I visited Seattle and had the opportunity to drive the Kenworth T880 from Kirkland, Wash to the Paccar Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Wash. This is a nice drive with some decent grades. The T880 I drove was

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    MACK’S mDRIVE HD NOW READY FOR HEAVY-HAUL PRIME TIME

    May 26, 2015 10:06AM by James Menzies

    Mack has enjoyed great success with its mDrive automated manual transmission, standardizing it in the Pinnacle on-highway truck and enjoying about a 50% take rate on that product. Customers who have been asking for this product to be put into

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    CRUISING THE DESERT IN THE CAT CT680

    May 26, 2015 9:45AM by James Menzies

    Cat has rounded out its line of vocational trucks with the addition of the new CT680. It boasts the longest hood of the three available – the CT680, CT681 and CT680 – and might make a great truck for hauling

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    DRIVING A PAYSTAR WITH ULTRASHIFT PLUS MXP

    April 28, 2015 9:46AM by James Menzies

    The International PayStar is back in business. This workhorse was effectively sidelined for a spell when Navistar was without a 15L engine, however with Cummins back in the fold, the PayStar is enjoying a fresh lease on life. C&G Haulage

  • Feature Equipment

    MACK MP8 505C+: ALL TORQUE, ALL THE TIME

    November 24, 2014 8:32PM by James Menzies

    Last week I drove a Mack Pinnacle with the company’s newest engine rating, the MP8 505C+, which delivers 1,860 lb.-ft. of torque in every gear. You could call it the little engine that could. This 13-litre performs like a 15-litre

  • News Equipment

    Driving the Peterbilt Model 567 vocational truck

    October 17, 2014 9:42AM by James Menzies

    If you’re looking for a vocational truck that looks great, provides excellent visibility and a smooth, quiet ride, the Peterbilt Model 567 won’t disappoint

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    DRIVING THE NEW FORD F-150

    October 14, 2014 8:25AM by James Menzies

    Ford made a huge splash when it announced its best-selling F-150 pickup would feature an aluminum cab, beginning in 2015. Have they gone mad? people wondered. It’s a truck. Built to pull things and haul things. They had visions of

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    DRIVING AN INTEGRATED POWERTRAIN FROM CUMMINS AND EATON

    September 30, 2014 6:25AM by James Menzies

    Cummins and Eaton have made a big slash with their SmartAdvantage integrated powertrain, featuring the ISX and the Fuller Advantage Series automated manual transmission. However, it hasn’t made much more than a ripple here in Canada because to date, it’s

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    HOW THE 5700 PERFORMED ON THE ROAD

    September 16, 2014 9:10AM by James Menzies

    Stable. Solid. Sexy. Three words that describe how the Western Star 5700 looks and feels on the highway. I had the opportunity to take it on a two-hour drive in the Nevada desert and I loved every minute of it.

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    …AND THE MODEL 567 VOCATIONAL TRUCK

    September 2, 2014 12:05PM by James Menzies

    Since I was in town, Peterbilt was gracious enough to also provide a 567 dump truck for me to drive. I took this truck out on some rough, under-construction highways as well as some back roads outside Denton. It wasn’t