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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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Volvo says run DME

Volvo Trucks North America this week unveiled a "new" alternative fuel for heavy-duty commerical trucks. Here are some technical aspects.

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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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Engine innovation: Cummins ISX15

Cummins employs new tech and outside-the-box ideas to make next year’s ISX15 smart, smooth and economical.

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A legacy lives on

The Western Star 4900EX embodies the style and toughness of its Canadian roots, enhanced by the engineering of a global truck maker.

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Ahead of the curve: VN 670 test drive

The Volvo VN, still true to its roots, evolves to new levels of performance, aerodynamics and safety.

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Video: Volvo VN 670 test drive

Jack Roberts breaks down various aspects of the Volvo VN 670.

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Shape of Things to Come

COVER STORY -- Peterbilt’s new Model 579 blends need for economy with sleek styling.

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Video: Caterpillar CT660

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