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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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Freightliner unveils brand new New Cascadia

January 3, 2018 by John Smith

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Want to have a closer look at the new 2018 Freightliner Cascadia? Wait no longer. Check out a video preview in our Ultimate Test Drive series.

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Test Driving Paccar’s New Automated Transmission

October 3, 2017 by Jim Park

Paccar is the latest OEM to claim its own proprietary integrated powertrain. For Paccar, it began with the MX-11 and MX-13 engines in 2010. Last October, the company announced a proprietary drive axle, the 40,000-lb Paccar Tandem Drive Axle.

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Tour the Kenworth T680 Driver’s Studio

September 15, 2017 by Jim Park

A good night’s sleep is pretty important to an over the road driver. So Kenworth has designed a sleeper with lots of room and some special amenities.

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Kenworth T680’s Updated Aero Package

September 13, 2017 by Jim Park

When Kenworth launched the T680 in 2012, the company said it was the most aerodynamic truck it had ever built. A few things have changed since then, and the T680 has evolved, and it’s not even more aerodynamically efficient.

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SPECIAL! Kenworth T880 Test Drive in 360° Panorama Video

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

MARSHALL, MI — What could be better than a test drive video of a spanking new T880 on some really rough terrain? A total 360-degree panorama video, of course. You choose the view; just click, hold and drag the mouse to change the camera angle.

Check out this Kenworth T800 dump with an Ohio spec, loaded to 90,000 lb gross vehicle weight working its way up and down 20 percent grades at the Eaton Corp. Truck Proving Grounds in Marshall, MI.

Equipment Editor Jim Park pilots the truck through a test course showing off the pulling power of the Paccar MX-11 engine, the shifting prowess of the Eaton UltraShift Plus 8-LL transmission and the gravel-gripping traction of the Hendrickson HMX 460 rear suspension.

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Freightliner’s 122SD: A Road Test

April 17, 2017 by Jim Park

  NO DUTY TOO SEVERE FOR FREIGHTLINER’S 122SD If you weren’t already aware, the S-D in 122SD stands for severe duty. This truck is built to take on some pretty big, pretty tough jobs.  The Ultimate Test Drive Team spent […]

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Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck

April 17, 2017 by Jim Park

This is no ordinary test drive. This series of videos looks a truck developed by Cummins and Peterbilit that is more a showcase of emerging technologies.

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Check Out an NG-Powered Cascadia

April 17, 2017 by Jim Park

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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Kenworth T680 Advantage

April 17, 2017 by Jim Park

A new powertrain, enhanced aerodynamics and vehicle light-weighting all combine to deliver the most fuel-efficient over-the-road Kenworth ever.

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Twin Stick to mDRIVE

April 17, 2017 by Jim Park

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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Volvo VN 780 w/ I-Shift

April 17, 2017 by Jim Park

You’ve seen and read dozens of our Test Drive stories, but you’ve never seen test drives the way we do them now.

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Freightliner Cascadia w/ DT12

April 17, 2017 by Jim Park

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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2013 Mack Pinnacle

April 17, 2017 by Jim Park

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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Kenworth T680

April 17, 2017 by Jim Park

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.