Dean Smallwood

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 ...

Equipment Spotlight: Today’s seats offer a more relaxing ride

| November 12, 2014

Yesterday’s sort-of-comfortable truck pressure are minimized by specially designed seats may have been an afterthought air lumbar and back foam, longer adjustable in the overall scheme of the cab’s interior design. Today’s modern specialty seats ...

Changing Gear: Tech trends from ALK, Mitchell 1, Winegard

| November 05, 2014

Technology always seems to be evolving and getting better and easier to use, and the world of trucking is no stranger to this nonending evolution. A few companies have announced technology upgrades to keep trucks ...

Changing Gear: Maintenance and performance rewind

| October 29, 2014

This week we’re resuming Overdrive’s series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own ...

Changing Gear: News from Utility, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Hino, Snap-on

| October 22, 2014

In the market for your own flatbed but you’d like a closer look? Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. has released a new video showcasing the company’s flatbed and curtainsided trailer models. The video features information on ...

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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