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Kenworth W900 Icon test drive: A classic, reborn

Some old-school owner-operators are more than happy to take a fuel economy penalty for the honor of driving something like a W900. That leads us to the Icon 900 – a special-edition W900 unveiled this year. Here's Overdrive's test drive.

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Gaining an advantage: Kenworth’s updated T680 has integrated drivetrain, improved aerodynamics

Kenworth recently sent its T680 highway tractor back to the drawing board. The resulting T680 Advantage builds on the truck’s already slippery profile while adding internal and external enhancements for increased efficiency and fuel economy in long-haul applications.

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Tough enough: Volvo’s VNX easily transitions from on-road to off with I-Shift transmission

Equipment Editor Jack Roberts recently took Volvo's versatile VNX for a test spin pulling with flatbed loaded with 77,500 pounds of concrete blocks around 6 and 7 percent grades on Interstate 26 in Tennessee. Here's what he found.

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Video log: Test driving the 2014 International ProStar with the Eaton-Cummins powertrain

CCJ Executive Editor Jack Roberts outside Chicago, Ill., this week to get a peak at the 2014 International ProStar equipped with the Eaton-Cummins Smart Advantage powertrain.

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Mack’s big dog: Titan primed to meet toughest challenges of construction rebound

If you went into a lab and boiled down everything Mack Trucks has learned over the past 114 years from every battlefield, jobsite, dam and highway that have seen its trucks, you’d probably come away with a truck like the 2014 Titan By Mack.

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Video log: Walk-around, test drive of the Mack Titan

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts was in Allentown, Pa., March 20 touring the Mack Titan and taking the truck for a test drive. Here are videos of Roberts' test drive and walk-around of the truck.

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Getting 140,000 pounds up a mountain on natural gas: Done and done

Equipment Editor Jack Roberts took a natural gas powered Pete for an a-typical test drive in Vancouver, where the truck was responsible for lugging 140,000-pound flatbed doubles – a “bi-train,” as the Canadians call it – into the Cascade Mountains.

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Behind the scenes with Lisa Kelly

A couple weeks ago, as the Mid-America Trucking Show was winding down in Louisville, my friends at Volvo Trucks grabbed me in the media room and asked if I’d be interested in doing an exclusive interview with Ice Road Trucker star Lisa Kelly as she test-drove a Volvo VN tractor. Volvo was helping Lisa spread the word on WorldTrucker – a website and app designed as sort of social media/travel resource for truck drivers -- and this ...

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KW T660 test drive: Enduring classic

The T660 evolves with the right mix of styling and new technology to cement its place in Kenworth’s lineup.

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Rising star: Western Star 4700SF proves itself in the desert

Western Star built its legacy on the unlikely pairing of bare-knuckle toughness and champagne-sipping elegance.

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