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Photo: Peterbilt 2012 Natural Gas Leadership event 

Peterbilt Motors Co. hosted 180 customers and dealers for a two-day event devoted to reviewing the potential of natural gas to fuel a wide variety of trucking operations. The event included seminars with a range of natural gas experts as well as a chance to test drive a variety of natural gas-powered Peterbilt truck models....

Photos: 2012 Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting, Tampa, FL 

More of the many trucks, components, and other products on display during the second day of TMC's Transportation Technology Exhibit, which always accompanies the group's annual meeting.

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Photos: 2012 Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting, Tampa, FL 

Some of the many trucks, components, and other products on display at TMC's Transportation Technology Exhibit, which always accompanies the group's annual meeting....

Photos: 2011 Ram 3500 Laramie crew cab 

Test driven by Fleet Owner Senior Editor Sean Kilcarr in September last year, this 2011 Ram 3500 Laramie crew cab comes equipped with a 383 horsepower 6.7 liter V8 gasoline-powered engine, Dakota work body and all the trimmings for an MSRP of $43,440. ...

Photos: 2012 Ram Cargo Van 

The 2012 Ram Cargo Van (C/V) is built off the same chassis underpinning Chrysler's minivan lineup, yet with a commercially tuned ride and heavy-duty suspension to maximize payload capability. Powered by a Pentastar 2.6 liter V-6 connected to a six-speed automatic transmission, the Ram C/V cranks out 283 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The unique Mopar branded metal mesh cargo divider is optional equipment. ...

Photos: Nissan NV200 

Photos shot at media day, February 8th, at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, where Nissan North America rolled out its new NV2000 compact cargo van...

Photos: The Amphitruck 

The "Phibian" -- a carbon-fiber "amphitruck" built by Gibbs Amphibians, capable of traveling at highway speeds on land, 30 mph in the water, with push-button technology to transition from land-to-sea or vice versa in 10 seconds or less. Designed primarily for military and search-and-rescue operations, the company believes its Phibian offers commercial applications as well -- especially for hauling cargo into remote areas where roads are not always passable....

Photos: Pat Quinn 

Patrick E. Quinn, co-chairman and president of U.S. Xpress Enterprises, passed away December 13, 2011, following a long battle with brain cancer. A 40-year veteran of the trucking industry, he and co-chairman Max Fuller founded U.S. Xpress in 1985 with just 48 trucks, growing the company over the last quarter century into a $1 billion transportation conglomerate operating 8,500 trucks....

Photos: Shipping reality show to debut in January 

Shipping Wars, a 10-episode, half-hour series begins with back-to-back episodes Tuesday, January 10 at 9pm and 9:30pm ET/PT on A&E....

Photos: 2011 Rush Truck Centers Technician Skills Rodeo  

The finalists whittled out from the 71 medium- and heavy-duty Rush Truck Center technicians that traveled to San Antonio for the sixth annual Technician Skills Rodeo traded in their blue contestant T-shirts for orange ones on Day 2 of the competition, then got to work troubleshooting problems set up on on a variety of trucks, ranging from Navistar ProStar+ tractors to Peterbilt Model 320 and 367 refuse and vocational trucks, plus Isuzu and Hino medium-duty models....

Photos: The Sights of San Antonio 

What is now San Antonio was originally a Coahuiltecan Indian village. But in 1718, the Franciscans constructed a mission, San Antonio de Valero, to convert, educate, and serve as the economic core for the settlement. In 1731, Spain sent settlers from the Canary Islands to further establish their colonial presence and over the next few years, built four more missions along the river. That all began to change in 1821 when Stephen Austin brought 300 families to Texas; by 1835, Texas claimed its independence from Mexico, fought a short but bitter war, and finally joined the U.S. as the 28th state in 1845. Today it's a bustling city of 1.5 million occupying 368.6 square miles....

Photos: Ford’s commercial vehicle lineup 

Ford Motor Co. held a commercial vehicle showcase at its Dearborn, MI, headquarters last week. Here are some of the vehicles on display....

Photos: 2011 Readers' Rig Grand Champion 

Bill Warner Jr. spent five years restoring his 1989 Ford Aeromax LTL 9000 to a "like new condition," largely as a salute to his trucking roots and those of his father as they both started their trucking careers behind the wheel of similar models. The attention to detail he and son Cody paid to this old Ford -- which looks old no more -- is but one reason why they were named the "Grand Champion" of American Trucker's "Readers' Rig" section for 2011....

Photos: A look at the Ford Transit full-size van 

Ford Motor. Co. gave journalists a peek at its new full-size Transit van during a media event at its Dearborn, MI, headquarters on Wednesday. The van, which is slated to begin production in 2013, will be the eventual replacement for the company’s popular E-Series commercial van....

Photos: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show 

The overriding theme at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show was advanced hybrid and e-vehicle technology, both for consumer and commercial vehicles. Here are some of the most interesting on display....

Photos: A glimpse of the Lexus "Fashion Workshop" program 

Luxury automaker Lexus -- a division of the Toyota Group -- created a unique "Fashion Workshop" program aimed at getting four top fashion designers to create "fashion art" from the 2,000 discrete parts that make up a Lexus CT hybrid sedan. The point of this program, Lexus explained, is to highlight the "recyclability" of the modern-day automobile, noting that its CT hybrid is 90% recyclable....

Photos: A "4 State" Homage to the "Class Pays" Ads of Yore  

When Bryan Martin, owner of the famous "chrome shop mafia" 4 State Trucks in Joplin, Mo., hired famed truck photographer Roger Snider to shoot his 2012 calendar, Snider had an idea: why not recreate the old-style "Class Pays" ads of yore, where trucks were photographed in real settings? Snider even had a actress in mind to help complement the calendar's trucks as was done in in the old days: Polish-born Agnes Olech. The result is a one-of-a-kind visual "tour de force" of some very sharp road iron. To view all of the calendar's photos, visit Snider's web site at http://www.ultrarigsoftheworld.com

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Photos:Smith Electric's Newton Trucks 

Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. is building a new manufacturing facility in New York state, which plans to start producing Smith's all-electric trucks in 2012. Rubén Díaz Jr., Bronx Borough President, and Bryan Hansel, president and CEO of Smith Electric Vehicles, were on hand for the opening ceremonies....

Schneider National's 2011 "Ride of Pride" 

Schneider National's 2011 "Ride of Pride" truck is driven by 13-year U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jeff Edwards was named the 2011 U.S. Ride of Pride driver. A combat veteran of the Iraq war, serving with the 2nd Marine division, Edwards started driving for Schneider in 2006 following his discharge. As a "Ride of Pride" driver, he takes this special truck to fundraisers, trucking shows, parades, and even military funerals, cleaning it twice a day to make sure it stays sharp....

Photos: Kenworth test drive  

Customers and members of the press had the opportunity to test drive several new Kenworth trucks at an event held at the PACCAR Technical Center. Read the full story here. ...

Photos: A bridge to history 

The now renamed John A. Roebling suspension bridge, completed in 1866, is the precursor to Roebling's more famous civil engineering project, the Brooklyn bridge. Linking Cincinnati OH and Covington KY, this bridge was built for one singular purpose: to haul freight faster, cheaper, and safer across the Ohio River....

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