CCJ Top 250
Test Drives: Page 2
Test drive: Peterbilt Model 536 with Cummins L9N natural gas engine
Electrification and hydrogen are clearly the ways of the future, but natural gas is a right-now solution for motor carriers seeking to shrink their carbon footprint.
July 6, 2022
Hyzon fuel cell truck impresses with power and zero emissions
The low maintenance, instant torque, quiet operation and zero emissions of Hyzon's Class 8 fuel cell truck has impressed a Southern California fleet that's been operating the truck since last summer.
June 9, 2022
Test drive: Hyliion Hypertruck ERX is smooth, powerful and unproven
Getting to zero emissions will require a lengthy period of transition that just might be better spent with the Hyliion Hypertruck ERX series hybrid.
March 1, 2022
Test drive: Plus' autonomous trucking system
Despite all the space-age tech that Plus has attached to the truck, the most important safety feature sits in the driver's seat.
January 4, 2022
2021: A year in truck test drives
The pandemic shut down a lot of my test driving after late March 2020, but I had high hopes for making up time and miles in 2021.
December 29, 2021
Test drive: Mack MD Series
The MD is Mack’s first all-new truck model since the 2017 debut of Anthem and is one of very few bulldogs to offer a non-Mack powertrain.
November 16, 2021
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: Mack’s electric LR
There’s a lot riding on Mack’s test program with New York, but if the electric LR can make it there, it can make it anywhere.
January 10, 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
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
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