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Test driving Hino’s new baby — the Baby 8 XL8

August 27, 2019 by John Smith

MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. — We waited nearly a year and a half for a ride in one of Hino’s new XL Series trucks – specifically, for the chance to drive one of the Class 8 straight trucks configured with a 24-foot reefer box. And after all that time, equipment editor Jim Park says it was worth the wait.

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UTD | Kenworth W990 Driving Impressions

July 10, 2019 by Jim Park

It wouldn’t be fair, after a couple of hours of driving, to judge the W990 against the W900L’s 18 years in the market, but I have to say it showed very well. If the truck had any other badge on […]

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Test driving Peterbilt’s Model 579

May 29, 2019 by John Smith

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Seven years have passed since Jim Park’s first drive in a Peterbilt Model 579. It’s safe to say the truck has only improved with the passing of time.

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Test driving Peterbilt’s Model 579

May 29, 2019 by John Smith

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Seven years have passed since Jim Park first drove a Peterbilt Model 579. It’s safe to say the truck has only improved with the passing of time. He took one for a lengthy test drive and recorded some impressive results.

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Kenworth W990 Walkaround

January 11, 2019 by Jim Park

Join equipment editor Jim Park on a walkaround tour of Kenworth’s W990. From the 510/1,850 MX engine behind that big grille to the 40,000-pound Dana rear ends out back, the W990 is a stylish workhorse. Check it out!

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UTD Sneak Peak: Kenworth W990

December 1, 2018 by Jim Park

Kenworth’s W990 turns Classic into Epic. Check out this teaser of our next Ultimate Test Drive video series. There’s plenty to see here, but there’s way more to come.

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Deep Thinking: Eaton-Cummins tech right for the times

November 6, 2018 by John Smith

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Cummins and Eaton have been integrating components for years. They announced an engagement of sorts with the launch of the SmartAdvantage powertrain. Last year, by launching the Endurant transmission through the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies joint venture, they figuratively tied the knot.

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On the Spot with the Kenworth W990

November 5, 2018 by Jim Park
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Focus On International’s LT Cab And Sleeper

November 5, 2018 by Jim Park
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Pushing 10: Mack test drive shows role of tech in fuel economy

October 11, 2018 by John Smith

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Equipment editor Jim Park has developed a new appreciation for drivers who post consistently high fuel economy numbers, especially those who push every day to crack 10 mpg (23.5 L/100km). But the trucks also deserve a good chunk of the credit.

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On The Spot…International HX Tractor w/ Sleeper

July 9, 2018 by Jim Park

International’s HX vocational tractor was introduced as a daycab in 2016, but got a sleeper in late 2018. We saw it first at the NACV truck show in Atlanta in last September. Equipment Editor Jim Park took one for a […]

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Quick Spin: The Mack LR

June 25, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. –When I was just four years old, my mother liked to remind me, I once told a kids’ TV show host that when I grew up I hoped to become either an astronaut or a garbageman. Talk about […]

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Quick Spin: Reviewing the Mack LR

June 25, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. –When I was just four years old, my mother liked to remind me, I once told a kids’ TV show host that when I grew up I hoped to become either an astronaut or a garbageman. Talk about hedging your bets. I’ll likely never make it onto orbit, but I did finally get a drive in a garbage truck. Mack’s new LR model, actually, and it was worth the wait.

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Style and Substance: The Mack Anthem

January 9, 2018 by John Smith

Mack has traditionally been pretty conservative with its truck styling, but the new Anthem model puts boots to that notion. Not since Navistar tapped into the retro vein with its Lonestar back in 2008 has a truck maker put forward […]

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2018 New Cascadia: Tour the Cab

January 3, 2018 by Dan Robinson

This five-video series looks closely at Freightliner’s New Cascadia. It’s not a rework or a remake of the popular Cascadia, but clean-page design. Fuel efficiency is said to be 8 percent better than the current Evolution model and a whopping 13 percent better than the base-model Cascadia. But engineers didn’t stop there.