John Baxter

Dana housing axle option

| March 23, 2012

System allows axles to be adapted to either wide-base single tires or traditional duals.

Meritor announces alliance, new products

| February 16, 2012

MeritorWABCO announced Feb. 16 it has established an alliance with Takata, and will market and distribute Takata’s vehicle sensor system in North America. The system includes the SafeTraK lane departure warning system, Driver Alertness Warning and ...

Allison shows new 10-speed automatic transmission

| September 14, 2011

Maker says production will begin in October 2012, and ramp up to maximum levels by 2013.

Dual-compound steer tire

| June 08, 2011

Michelin introduced its XZA3 + Evertread steer tire June 8, incorporating a “dual-compound” tread design. Ted Becker, director of marketing for Michelin America’s Truck Tires, said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay certified tire is designed ...

Vietnam gives first-hand appreciation of truckingImage Gallery

| May 27, 2011

Overdrive Equipment Editor John Baxter learned to drive a 5-ton truck in Vietnam, a country whose war he recalls vividly.

Kissinger named to Shell Hall of Fame

| April 01, 2011

First Hall of Fame membership goes to Jerry Kissinger, whose 1991 Mack Superliner has a million-mile-plus engine run on Shell Rotella.

New valve for refrigeration units

| April 01, 2011

Thermo King announced the development of an Electronic Throttling Valve, designed to reduce fuel costs, extend maintenance intervals and improve temperature control performance on its T-series single-temp truck units with scroll compressors. These units include ...

Ultra-capacitor for truck starts

| March 31, 2011

Maxwell Technologies will market a device later this year called an ultra-capacitor that will replace one or two truck batteries and help start a truck, the company announced Thursday, March 31, in Louisville. The unit is ...

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