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Video: Test driving Paccar’s new 11-liter engine

Paccar unveiled to the press last month its new MX-11 engine offering, and the engine was officially announced publicly Monday. Here's video of Overdrive's time with the engine, powering here a Kenworth T880.

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Video: Overdrive takes Freightliner’s autonomous truck for a spin in the desert

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts this week received in Nevada an autonomous endorsement for his CDL. He then took Freightliner's Inspiration autonomous truck for a test drive in the desert outside of Las Vegas. Here's the video.

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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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Video: Behind the wheel of Freightliner’s SuperTruck

Overdrive had the chance last month to get in cab — and behind the wheel — of Freightliner's concept SuperTruck vehicle.

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Texas two-step: Driving Freightliner SD models

Test-run in the Freightliner 114SD unladen and a 108SD in a loaded dump application: Freightliner leaned hard on its highway tractors to develop the SD vocational line. That’s a good thing.

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Video, Twitter log: Test driving Peterbilt’s new 579 EPIQ

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts is at Peterbilt headquarters in Denton, Texas, this week to get the details on Peterbilt's new 579 EPIQ tractor and take it for a test drive. Here are live photos and videos from the action.

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Drive test: Western Star’s newly released 5700XE on-highway tractor

Western Star goes for a major style reset with its first aerodynamic tractor.

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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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Video: Tablet-controlled tractor-trailer, automated-manual transmission test drive

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts was in Germany earlier this month hanging out with the folks from ZF, where the transmission maker introduced a new automated-transmission and a tractor-trailer equipped with a system that allows remote controlled operation of the vehicle via a tablet computer.  Roberts shot the two videos above — one a test drive with the new transmission and the other of him and others toying around with the tablet-controlled truck.  Click here to read ...

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Hands on with Navistar’s latest transmission options

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts takes International ProStars for a test drive — one powered by the Cummins-Eaton Smart Advantage powertrain and the other with Navistar's MaxxForce 13 and the Allison TC10 automated-manual transmission.

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