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    Report: SuperTruck semi achieves 54-percent increase in fuel economy
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    Cummins and Peterbilt have created a new demonstration tractor trailer that boasts a 54-percent increase in fuel economy over current trucks. This particular Class 8 Peterbilt 587 uses a high-efficiency Cummins ISX15 engine and managed to average 9.9 miles per gallon over 11 runs over the ...

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    Local Motors wants your help designing the next Peterbilt big rig
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    No, that's not Peterbilt's new concept for a futuristic long haul truck you're looking at. It's an entry in the company's RIG2: Road Icon Generation 2 competition, a contest being run by Local Motors to develop new ideas in aerodynamic designs for Peterbilt semis. Contest entry is open through ...

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    Video: Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like a 1/4-scale R/C big rig sleigh
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    That there's a Santa Claus and an "elf" riding some sort of contraption behind a miniature big rig is intriguing enough. In reality, the downsized big rig is the story. Built by model maker Luca Bordin, the 1/4-scale Peterbilt 359 isn't a kit, it's made from scratch. As best we can tell from ...

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    Video: R/C Peterbilt tows full-scale Nissan Patrol
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    There's so much awesome in this video, we can barely stand it. The owner of this particular remote-control Peterbilt has put his scale rig to work towing a full-scale Nissan Patrol. We're not entirely sure what sort of drivetrain this mini-semi is packing, nor do we know if it is receiving any ...

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    Auction find: Duel Peterbilt for beating up on Valiants
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    One of the most sinister automotive movie characters ever, the tanker-hauling Peterbilt from the seminal Spielberg picture, Duel, is up for auction. Perhaps only a little less evil than the '58 Plymouth in John Carpenter's adaptation of Christine, nearly 40 years have done little to dull this ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Optimus Prime hiding in plain sight [w/VIDEO]
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    1997 Peterbilt dressed as Optimus Prime – Click above for image gallery
    With Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen holding the number box office spot for two weeks, there couldn't be a better time for this ardent Autobot fan to be flogging his truck on eBay. Done up thoroughly enough to ...

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    Adventures in re-branding: The caption contest
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    Click image to enlargeMany thanks to all who commented and, in some cases, sent links to various (mis)adventures in re-branding they've seen in their daily travels. They're always good for a laugh. Special thanks to Bryce, who e-mailed us the above photograph, which he says he took outside his ...

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    Peterbilt delivers hybrid rig to Wal-Mart
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    click above image to view more high-res pics of Wal-Mart's green machine var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/environment/Walmart_s_hybrid_fleet'; Wal-Mart has embarked on a wide-ranging environmental campaign it calls "Sustainability 360," and one of the program goals is to increase overall fleet ...

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