Dean Smallwood

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 ...

Changing Gear: Tire rewind

| October 15, 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 ...

Equipment Spotlight: Auxiliary power units

| October 08, 2014

For cost-conscious owner-operators, an idle-reduction system is often at the top of the list for saving money on fuel. It’s important to research costs and specs to find the right fit for your application.

Changing Gear: Wabco’s innovations from across the pond

| September 27, 2014

Since they happened overseas while most of us were asleep, you might have missed last week’s announcements by Wabco, which chose last week’s IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 event in Hanover, Germany, to roll out a ...

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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