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Equipment: Probing sticker shock

| August 10, 2012

Reports from operators show roughly a 30 percent rise in new-tractor pricing between 2006 and 2012 model years. Find out how operators are reacting to that rise -- and some advice -- in supplementary reporting ...

Owner-operator on a fuel-economy test run

| June 07, 2012

In May independent Albert Transport owner-operator Henry Albert participated in a test run of the 2014 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution (pictured) to track and compare its fuel-efficiency against an EPA 2010-compliant Cascadia. We reported about the ...

Mack Trucks on ‘Made in America’ TV Tues., Nov. 15

| November 13, 2011

The Made in America series will feature Mack Trucks in an episode Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific. Mack continues to build every truck it sells in North America -- and every truck it exports -- ...

Custom rig as educational shuttle — a Mack contribution to the space program

| June 08, 2011

It’s not as big as its sister ships. Nor has it ever gone into orbit. But for more than two decades, the Shuttle Blake has served a very important mission -- educating students about space ...

Is large truck lemon law needed?

| March 11, 2011

There's only a couple effective lemon laws in the country that actually provide protection from "defective" Class 8s for buyers. If you've as yet missed my March cover story in Overdrive on the subject, click ...

Mack CEO on ‘Undercover Boss’ this weekend; Overdrive editor on magazine’s 50th anniversary

| February 14, 2011

Mack prez works from the trenches Class 8 trucks come to CBS reality-TV series Undercover Boss this weekend, featuring Mack Trucks President & CEO Denny Slagle. The broadcast will be from 9-10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, Eastern and ...

Truck tax breaks sought

Jill Dunn | August 30, 2010

Truck representatives have sought a short-term 10 percent tax credit towards the purchase of Class 8 trucks with 2010 engines.

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