Test Drives

Twin Stick to mDRIVE
Twin Stick to mDRIVE
Thursday January 09, 2014 10:16 AM
During a visit to the Mack Customer Center and Museum, I had a chance to compress almost 60 years of transmission history into a single day. If you think we have a driver shortage today, thank your lucky stars we aren’t trying to coax new drivers into the industry with twin stick gearboxes!
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Test Drive: We Check Out an NG-Powered Cascadia
Test Drive: We Check Out an NG-Powered Cascadia
Tuesday October 01, 2013 01:31 PM
I think drivers and fleets will be pleased with the performance of the NG-powered Cascadia 113. It lacks for nothing compared to the diesel version, and it's even quieter.
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Natural Gas: Fuel of the Future or Flash in the Pan?
Natural Gas: Fuel of the Future or Flash in the Pan?
Tuesday October 01, 2013 12:00 AM
It wasn’t that long ago that natural gas was considered a fringe fuel for Class 8 market. But it's fortunes seems to have reversed, as it enjoys a significant re-evaluation by the big OEs.
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Ultimate Test Drive: Freightliner Cascadia w/ DT12
Ultimate Test Drive: Freightliner Cascadia w/ DT12
Tuesday February 12, 2013 09:04 AM
Truck tests may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of California's Napa Valley, but there we were, in a spiffy new Freightliner Cascadia putting Daimler's new DT12 automated manual transmission through its paces.
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Mack Raises the Suspension Bar
Mack Raises the Suspension Bar
Wednesday February 06, 2013 10:46 AM
Twin Y air suspension is first to use a Y-shaped high-strength-steel design
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Ultimate Test Drive: Kenworth T680
Ultimate Test Drive: Kenworth T680
Friday December 07, 2012 04:32 PM
We gave the Cummins ISX and Eaton UltraShift-Plus a solid workout, and saw first-hand how Kenworth's expert team of designers and engineers created a true trucker's truck.
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Ultimate Test Drive: 2013 Mack Pinnacle
Ultimate Test Drive: 2013 Mack Pinnacle
Thursday November 08, 2012 02:43 PM
In this three-part look at a shiny new 2013 Mack Pinnacle, Jim Park and Mack's Director of Drivetrain Sales, Dave McKenna, take to Hwy 401 to test the mettle of its mDrive transmission and delve into the efficacy of its Super Econodyne drivetrain package.
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Your Guide to the New Class 8 Iron
Your Guide to the New Class 8 Iron
Tuesday June 12, 2012 02:15 PM
A couple of nice trucks came out of Mid-America this year, and the spring had a lovely assortment of new engine and product launches.
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