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The 'Mackification' of the medium duty segment
As recently as four or five years ago, if you saw Mack on a job site it was probably one of a few things: a Granite dump, a Pinnacle (or maybe a Titan) dropping off a load, or a really, really old Freedom – or even older D Model.
September 27, 2023
Test drive: The Model 589, Peterbilt's successor to the 389
Peterbilt's Model 589, which will phase out an icon, was a truck more than 523 weeks in the making.
May 9, 2023
Quick spin: Nikola Tre battery-electric semi
Nikola appears to have righted itself on the backs of smooth technology and a premium fit and finish that figures to make it a viable OEM for fleets embracing the zero-emission future and the cabover design of the past.
March 15, 2023
2022: A year in CCJ test drives (and a few rides)
CCJ rewinds all the test drives and ride along opportunities we've had this year.
December 21, 2022
Watch: Jacobs demonstrates cylinder deactivation and active decompression technology
Jacobs Vehicle Systems shows how cylinder deactivation cuts fuel consumption and emissions while active decompression technology eliminates cab shake during engine shut down and start-up.
November 28, 2022
Torc Robotics autonomous truck a mostly boring ride
Daimler subsidiary Torc Robotics gave CCJ a ride inside one of their autonomous Freightliners this week in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
November 17, 2022
Watch: Driving recap of Volvo's VNR Electric
Get a detailed breakdown on how you can tell the truck is ready to move in the absence of the familiar sound of a running diesel engine.
November 2, 2022
Watch: Freightliner preps enhancements for its M2, SD models
The SD and M2 get some Cascadia-esque updates on the outside but the interior and tech get the most attention.
September 20, 2022
Watch: Kenworth's chief engineer on new TX-18 transmission and all-electric trucks
Kenworth Chief Engineer Joe Adams talks to CCJ Senior Editor Tom Quimby about the new TX-18 automated transmission and explains how Kenworth can help fleets get behind the wheel of an electric T680E, K370E and K270E.
September 18, 2022
All-electric Kenworth T680E delivers a smooth, powerful ride
The Kenworth T680E is easy to drive and delivers a better experience in terms of acceleration, handling and braking over its diesel counterpart.
September 1, 2022
Freightliner revamps its M2 and SD models
The M2 112 Plus and 114SD Plus get the DD13 Gen 5 engine and its new vocational power ratings.
September 13, 2022
Watch: Test drive with Peterbilt's Natural Gas Model 536
Ride along with CCJ Chief Editor Jason Cannon and Peterbilt's Medium-duty Product Marketing Manager Phil Hall to learn more about this green-energy driving experience.
September 5, 2022
Watch: Ride along in Western Star's new 57X
Ride along with CCJ Chief Editor Jason Cannon as he takes a spin around the Detroit-Metro area in the most fuel efficient Western Star ever built.
August 26, 2022
Quick spin: International LT gets next-gen update, new global powertrain
International is giving its on-highway LT Series a facelift after 6 years, and it's getting the last combustion engine that parent company Traton Group says it will ever develop.
August 22, 2022
Test drive: Kenworth's W990 equipped with new 18-speed AMT
Kenworth's W990 may be an old school throwback but its new 18-speed AMTs are all about efficiency.
August 15, 2022
Test drive: Western Star 57X
Western Star's 57X is a high-level premium tractor that the company hopes will appeal to independents and small fleets.
August 3, 2022
Watch: More driving and details on Peterbilt's new Model 579
Watch as CCJ Chief Editor Jason Cannon spends some time getting the walk-around details on Peterbilt's Model 579 before striking out on the open road.
August 1, 2022
Test drive: Peterbilt's refreshed Model 579
Peterbilt's new Model 579 is the perfect blend of new school tech and old school trucking.
July 20, 2022
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DHL workers strike at key North American hub
Teamsters Local 100 loads and unloads airplanes at the company's largest and busiest logistics hub in North America.
A practical approach to avoid nuclear verdicts
XPO, Estes, Saia, Knight-Swift among winners in Yellow terminal auction
Teamsters call for strike at one of DHL's largest and busiest logistics hubs
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