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Kenworth TruckTech+ enters production

Every new Kenworth Class 8 truck equipped with a Paccar MX-13 engine now comes with a complimentary subscription to TruckTech+ as long as the truck is under the 2-year standard ...

Owner-ops can get $3,000 rebate on Kenworth Icon 900

Fleets and owner-operators purchasing the new Kenworth Icon 900 by the end of the year could be eligible for a $3,000 rebate.

Cycle analysis: Assessing rate patterns by negotiation day, time of day, quarter and geographical area

Overdrive’s review of data mined by the Truckstop.com load board reveals trends in negotiation timing and lanes. Some could surprise you – and even reward you.

Video: W900 gets sharp makeover for its third decade

In this video, Van Haitsma of V-Max Transportation shows off the Kenworth W900’s crisp red, white and black interior touches and the complementary exterior graphics.

New ‘LoadDOCs’ document-transfer app

The latest such app on the market, available for Android and iOS, was designed by software engineer Will Chu, who's now on a mission to connect with users on enhancements. ...

Military-tribute ‘Black Out’ rig nearing completion

Checking in with W.Va.-based owner-operator Charles Timbrook and his progress on the 1999 Freightliner Classic military-themed tribute rig he's been working on over the last year and more. Getting close!...

Kenworth offering rebate on Icon 900 to OOIDA members

Kenworth Truck Company is offering a $1,000 rebate on qualifying purchases of the new Kenworth Icon 900 to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) during 2015.

KW vent-a-hood bound for weekend Pride & Polish

Jaikes is showing his Kenworth at this year’s first Pride & Polish event, at 75 Chrome Shop, which runs Friday through Sunday in Wildwood, Fla.

RoadPro launches premium jerky

The RoadPro Family of Brands is launched new beef jerky, and a revised line of power inverters is set for May 1, said Chuck White, vice president of brands and ...

Changing Gear: News from Kenworth, Peterbilt, Webb Wheel

Last month at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth Truck Co. introduced its sweet-looking limited-edition Icon 900 tractor, and it sure didn’t take long for Murphy-Hoffman Co. to sign up. The ...

Big data changing the owner-operator insurance game, Progressive says

Simple formulas used in owner-operator insurance acquisition, such as driver health and age and number of out-of-service violations, soon could take a back seat to big data and more sophisticated ...

VIDEO: Obscene Gesture cabover rescued from junkyard

Among the many cabovers at the recent Mid-America Trucking Show, one of the best-looking was Jeff Shawhan’s 1990 Kenworth K100E, which he calls Obscene Gesture.

MATS notebook: Minimizer gives away $30k, BestPass releases new transponder

A few notes and news from last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show that we missed last week, including Minimizer's long-awaited announcement and updates from Flow Below and BestPass.

Truckers’ parking perspectives: ATRI seeks driver input on parking, reservation systems

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking input from truck operators on their perceptions of trucking parking availability and the viability of truck parking reservation systems.

ChampTruck racer brings European influence to American truck races

Joining the likes of diesel tech Mike Morgan, small fleet owner Allen Boles and the two Minimizer teams — who view the circuit through the lens of the American trucking ...

Apex launches ‘mobile factoring’

The Apex Capital factoring company launched its eponymous mobile-factoring app this week for Android and iOS devices.

Owner-operators finally escaping the recession’s shadow

If you can overlook the growing regulatory burden, this may be the best time to be in the market we’ve seen in years.

Reckless four-wheelers, bad road design…: Two factors, among others, in many truck rollovers

A recent mainstream-media report reinforces what many truckers know about truck-occupant and other fatality numbers, too: There's more to them than meets the eye.

Meritor announces premiere sponsorship of ChampTruck’s 2015 truck racing series

Global truck component manufacturer Meritor announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., that it will be the executive title sponsor of the Meritor ChampTruck World Series ...

Custom rig runway: Photos of a few of the show trucks competing at Mid-America

One final gallery of the show trucks competing in the trade show's truck beauty competition.