Dean Smallwood

Changing Gear: Updates from Dayton, Zonar, Kenworth, Peterbilt

| January 21, 2015

There's a new lineup of Dayton Truck Tires available now, and Bridgestone Commercial wants you to know about it. The company has unveiled a new website for its Dayton commercial truck tire line, www.daytontrucktires.com, accessible ...

Gear Rewind: Electronics

| January 14, 2015

Since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few announcements for new products that we relay frequently to you at OverdriveOnline.com. This ...

Equipment Spotlight: Inverters provide in-cab electrical loads

| January 07, 2015

Inverter sales continue to rise as more truck owners choose to provide in-cab electrical loads for AC-powered TVs, microwaves and laptops without running the engine. Not only is it convenient to use a device that ...

Equipment Spotlight: Aero add-ons smooth airflow, boost fuel economy

| January 04, 2015

While truck body designers had started experimenting with aerodynamics before the mid-1960s, Rudkin-Wiley Corp. took strategic curves for big rigs a bit further in 1965 when it introduced its bolt-on aero device. The Air-Shield retrofit ...

Changing Gear: News from Hogebuilt, Fontaine, Volvo/Mack, Bosch, East, Howes

| December 17, 2014

Ready to turn your boring blah-looking rig into a rolling masterpiece sure to make other drivers green with envy? The fender experts at Hogebuilt have released their 2015 product catalog featuring the company’s comprehensive line ...

Changing Gear: Health rewind

| December 10, 2014

Since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few announcements for new products. This week, Overdrive’s "Changing Gear" series takes a look ...

Equipment Spotlight: LEDs make work brighter

| December 03, 2014

Most light manufacturers would agree that LEDs offer several distinct advantages for truckers. Finely tuned light-emitting chips provide enhanced colors in the light spectrum, enhancing visibility. And although LED lights cost more, the return on ...

Changing Gear: Lubricants and coolants rewind

| November 19, 2014

Since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few announcements for new products. This week, Overdrive’s "Changing Gear" series takes a look ...

Dean Smallwood

Dean Smallwood is managing editor of Commercial Carrier Journal and Overdrive. He has more than two decades of journalism experience, with nearly half of that spent covering the transportation industry. Daytime Phone: 800-633-5953, ext. 1039

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