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The Western Star 49X

In the midst of a global pandemic did you forget that we were waiting on a new Western Star model? I bet you did! Behold. The Western Star 49X. My first impressions of the truck are favorable. I haven’t liked … Continue reading

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The Next Western Star

We all need something to look forward to in these dark times. In just a short 119 days the latest and greatest Western Star truck will become official. Until that time we can all just sit around and watch the … Continue reading

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New Master?

For years, maybe even a full decade, the rumors have persisted that VW would enter the US heavy truck market by purchasing Navistar, parent company of International Trucks. The two firms already have a close relationship with VW holding a … Continue reading

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Road Trip to California

This ain’t your grandfather’s tractor….or maybe it is?

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Medium Mack

Have you heard the rumors? Mack Trucks is looking to get into the crowded medium duty market. GM has recently muscled back into the fray with help from Navistar and most causal observes suspect Ram will be increasing the options … Continue reading

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NEMF 1977-2019

*Editors Note* This story was to be published three weeks ago but was delayed due to technical difficulties. The historic LTL carrier New England Motor Freight suddenly announced yesterday plans to voluntarily enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy and cease operations. News … Continue reading

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The International Lineup

Earlier this week International unveiled the final truck in their completely revamped lineup, the CV. As we’ve discussed before the CV is a joint venture between International and GM with both companies receiving their own unique model to sell through … Continue reading

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Kenworth W990

Did you hear the news W900? You’re going to be a big brother. With an eye to the future Kenworth has pulled the wraps off the W990, the truck that will certainly become the long hood embasador of the brand … Continue reading

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Freightliner EconicSD

You know me by now. You know that I like to put a positive spin on these new plastic trucks. Well, I’ve met my match in the form of the Freightliner EconicSD. This thing is way too strange for my … Continue reading

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Coop by Ryder

We are living in the age of the gig economy. You can rent your home, boat, car, even yourself out through a variety of online apps like Uber, AirBNB and GoShare. Ryder is taking the next step by allowing you, … Continue reading

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