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Kenworth gives T680 an aero, tech makeover
Visually, the truck is striking and it’s a very un-Kenworth-like update in that there are very few little tweaks.
February 11, 2021
2020 in the rearview: A year of CCJ test drives
During a year of uncertainty, CCJ was fortunate to continue test drives. From electric models to Western Star's 49X, take a look back at 2020 test drives here.
December 21, 2020
More safety features available on 2020 Ford Super Duty chassis cabs
Ford F-350, F-450 and F-550 chassis cabs now offer driver-assist with lane departure warnings, collision warnings, automatic braking, and more. Details on CCJ.
January 31, 2020
Test drive: Freightliner’s autonomous-capable 2020 Cascadia
With the ability to accelerate, decelerate and steer independently, next generation Cascadia tractors will enable SAE Level 2 automated driving. Read more here.
February 18, 2019
Test drive: Volvo’s new 14 speed I-Shift AMT with crawler gears
The company believes so heavily in the future of shiftless driving that it is targeting growth opportunity in heavy haul and vocational segments by including optional crawler gears in 13 and 14 speed I-Shifts.
June 28, 2016
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Test drive: Isuzu’s Class 5 NRR marries brawn, clean design
If you’re looking for heavier haul capabilities but still need an urban traffic fighter, Isuzu’s NRR should be on your shopping list.
January 4, 2016
Test drive: Isuzu’s NPR XD medium-duty workhorse
Test driving Isuzu’s 2016 NPR XD.
December 23, 2015
Test drive: 2016 Ford Transit commercial van
The commercial van Ford has tapped to replace E-Series got a few upgrades for the 2016 model year.
December 11, 2015
Test drive: Ram showcases power with Cummins-powered 3500 Series pickup
It wasn’t too long ago that if you needed to tow a 30,000 pound payload, you needed a Class 5 or 6 truck to get the job done. Today, all you need is a Ram 3500 pickup. CCJ took the 3500 for a test spin this week outside Detroit.
October 21, 2015
Test drive: 2016 Mercedes Benz Metris midsize cargo van
Metris will be the lowest priced Mercedes in the U.S., but is still premium priced in the smaller commercial van segment.
September 25, 2015
First drive: Mercedes-Benz mid-size Metris commercial van
The engine specifically tuned for the rear-wheel drive Metris puts out 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
June 5, 2015
Test drive: Peterbilt unveils Model 567 Bridge Formula model
The Model 589 still retains the design cues and style accents Peterbilt pioneered with its highway/long-haul Model 579. The truck retains the 579’s aggressively sloped hood, although the primary benefit here is excellent forward visibility instead of aerodynamics.
June 4, 2015
Yokohama Tire to give away $5,000 vacation at MATS
Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) attendees will have a chance to win great prizes – including a $5,000 vacation giveaway and iPad Air tablets – at Yokohama Tire Corporation’s (YTC) newly designed booth (14124) at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, March 26-28. In order to enter the vacation giveaway, MATS visitors must stop by YTC’s […]
March 23, 2015
Test drive: Freightliner smartly leaned on its highway tractors to develop severe-duty lineup
What do you do if you’re a truck maker and your over-the-road market share numbers are in the stratosphere? If you’re Freightliner, you turn your attention to the vocational truck market.
March 9, 2015
Test driving Freightliner’s severe duty lineup
CCJ Equipment Editor Jack Roberts is outside of Austin, Texas, this week to test drive two trucks out of Freightliner’s SD line: The 114SD and the 108SD dump. Here are two short clips of Roberts’ time with the two trucks Jan. 28
January 28, 2015
‘EPIQ’ fuel economy push: Peterbilt takes Model 579 to new heights
The Model 579 was a groundbreaking design for Peterbilt, seamlessly melding traditional Class 8 styling with highly efficient aerodynamics. The new EPIQ package takes this formula further, with more aggressive aerodynamics and a highly optimized and integrated drivetrain. The result is consistently high miles per gallon while allowing owners to bask in Peterbilt’s refined image.
November 18, 2014
CCJ test drive: 2015 Sprinter 4×4
Early next year, Mercedes-Benz will introduce the industry’s first 4×4 commercial van to the company’s wildly popular Sprinter line.
October 29, 2014
CCJ takes Peterbilt’s new 579 EPIQ for a test drive
CCJ 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 tweets and video coverage from today’s action.
October 23, 2014
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