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  • On the Spot at expo Transporte

    December 12, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    Expo Transporte is Latin America’s largest trucking and transportation trade show. It takes place every two years in Guadalajara, Mexico. This year, equipment editor Jim Park was there for the opening ceremonies and the first two days of the week-long

  • Don’t call it an AMT

    October 19, 2017 1:35PM by James Menzies

    Eaton’s Endurant is the North American trucking industry’s first purpose-built automated transmission

  • Test Driving Paccar’s New Automated Transmission

    October 4, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    Paccar is the latest OEM to claim its own proprietary integrated powertrain. For Paccar, it began with the MX-11 and MX-13 engines in 2010. Last October, the company announced a proprietary drive axle, the 40,000-lb Paccar Tandem Drive Axle.

  • Driving the new Mack Anthem

    September 20, 2017 7:08AM by James Menzies

    Who says efficiency and bold traditional styling can’t co-exist?

  • Tour the Kenworth T680 Driver’s Studio

    September 15, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    A good night’s sleep is pretty important to an over the road driver. So Kenworth has designed a sleeper with lots of room and some special amenities.

  • Kenworth T680’s Updated Aero Package

    September 13, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    When Kenworth launched the T680 in 2012, the company said it was the most aerodynamic truck it had ever built. A few things have changed since then, and the T680 has evolved, and it’s not even more aerodynamically efficient.

  • Driving the new Volvo VNL

    September 11, 2017 10:09AM by James Menzies

    Volvo’s driver-centric approach to the design of the new VNL has resulted in a truck that’s incredibly comfortable to operate, and spend time in

  • Driving Kenworth, Peterbilt trucks with new Paccar transmission

    August 24, 2017 10:39AM by James Menzies

    The new Paccar automated transmission completes its powertrain puzzle

  • Driving the new Volvo VNR

    June 23, 2017 3:43PM by James Menzies

    The design of the all-new Volvo VNR was heavily inspired by driver feedback

  • No one-trick pony

    April 22, 2017 8:42PM by James Menzies

    Kenworth’s new T880S vocational truck is more than just a mixer

  • Driving Impressions of Cat’s CT680L

    April 18, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    In this Focus On episode, Jim Park will Focus On his impressions of Caterpillar’s CT680L’s driving experience. Specifically, he highlights the various driver amenities and cab features that reduce cab noise and make the driving experience pleasant.

  • Driving the Mack Granite, MHD with 2017 power

    December 27, 2016 7:00AM by James Menzies

    Latest emissions standards bring performance benefits, without adding complexity

  • Driving the new Mack LR refuse truck

    December 6, 2016 9:00PM by James Menzies

    Mack LR brings greater comfort, ergonomics and safety to the refuse truck segment

  • Driving the new Cascadia

    October 17, 2016 12:38PM by James Menzies

    New Freightliner Cascadia is a technology-loaded luxury truck

  • Driving the International LT

    October 17, 2016 8:13AM by James Menzies

    Navistar’s DriverFirst philosophy shines through with design of the new International LT