Overdrive Staff

Dana Spicer’s AdvanTek 40 available on Peterbilt heavy-duty models

| October 03, 2014

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced that Dana Spicer’s AdvanTek 40 tandem drive axle now is available for all of its heavy-duty truck models, including Models 587, 579, 567, 389, 384, 382, 367, 365, 348 and 320. ...

Envirolution provides fuel system cleaner update

| October 03, 2014

Envirolution recently took a few moments to update Overdrive on the company’s Diesel Fuel System Cleaning Equipment designed for light- to heavy-duty diesel fuel systems for enhanced fuel efficiency. The double-filtration system is engineered to interrupt ...

Per freshly signed state law, Calif. to test feasibility of mileage tax

| October 03, 2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown Oct. 3 signed legislation into law that will allow the state to implement a pilot program to test whether charging a road usage fee -- or mileage-based tax -- could effectively ...

Trucking employment continues to climb, sees solid gain in Sept.

| October 03, 2014

Trucking employment in the for-hire trucking industry saw a healthy jump in September, gaining 3,800 jobs from the month prior, according to the Labor Department's monthly report. Trucking’s gains were in line with the economy ...

Pilot offering free showers for fuel purchases

| October 02, 2014

Pilot Flying J announced this week it is offering free daily showers to all drivers who pump more than 500 gallons of fuel in a month.

Volvo halts natural gas due to market demands

| October 01, 2014

Volvo announced this week it is placing on hold its plans to launch a compression-ignited liquefied natural gas engine in North America, saying it is adapting its plans to the pace of the alt fuel ...

Driver who left trailer of rotten chicken at truck stop arrested

| September 30, 2014

Idaho police say they have arrested the driver sought in connection to a trailer abandoned at a Flying J truck stop last week in Montana. The trailer was filled with 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken. ...

Photo gallery: Classics showing at recent antique truck showImage Gallery

| September 30, 2014

Overdrive sister site Truckers News' Editor David Hollis was able to catch a recent Antique Truck Historical Society gathering in eastern New York, where classic models were on display for attendees and enthusiasts. Above is ...

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