Overdrive Staff

PIB tip: Shorter loan, less costly truck

The ideal loan term for a three-year depreciable asset like a heavy-duty truck is three or four years. Here's why.

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I-94 enforcement blitz results in 920 ticketed truckers

Trucks driving on interstates in three Midwestern states earlier this month were targets of an enforcement blitz by state police who issued more than 900 tickets.

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Chris Dinsdale presents ‘Huge Roadtrains of Northwest Australia’

GoPro view through the windscreen of a Kenworth K100 looking at massive roadtrains in the North West of Australia.

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Driver of the Year finalists competing for two $25,000 prizes

Owner-operators Edward Tricco and Glen Horack are competing for a $25,000 prize to be awarded in March to the Owner-Operator of the Year by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

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Custom Truck Sales opens new parts and service facility in Saskatchewan

Custom Truck Sales recently opened a new parts and service facility in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, on Highway 4 and the TransCanada Highway.

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Peterbilt adds auto-start to no-idle system

Peterbilt enhanced its SmartAir no-idle system with new auto-start technology that helps keep both the main and auxiliary batteries charged while running the air-conditioning system and using electric-powered devices. Auto-start is available as a factory-installed option on Model 579s equipped with SmartAir and either a 72- or 80-inch sleeper.

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National Seating offers RollTek safety system

RollTek’s side roll airbag protection system now is available on the National Seating platform. A sensor located under the seat is engineered for continuous monitoring of the vehicle’s angular position and activates when it detects an imminent rollover, deploying side-roll airbags, tightening the safety belt and lowering the seat. Peterbilt recently announced that its on-highway Model 579 and vocational Model 567 now offers RollTek’s safety protection system integrated with the company’s Atlas II driver seats. The Atlas ...

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State DOTs to move on new roadside equip crash standards

A schedule has been established for DOT updates to roadside safety hardware -- including guardrails, crash cushions and the like -- to comply with an update to AASHTO's updated Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware.

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Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas plant celebrates 35 years

Peterbilt's plant in Denton, Texas is celebrating 35 years.

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25 videos for 25 years: A full recap of all 25 trucks featured for Pride & Polish’s 25th Anniversary

All 25 videos have been posted, so to recap, here's a full list of the 25 videos.

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