Overdrive Staff

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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Ramon Yoder’s Christmas-themed 2003 Pete 379

Ramon Yoder hauls steel tubing in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan with his 2003 Peterbilt 379.

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Doonan’s new drop deck/boat trailer design

The design of a niche series of 48-foot by 102-inch Black Gold Dropdeck trailers encompasses a 10-foot top deck, V–type cross-members and a 5-foot rear pull-out extension for boat, deck freight hauling.

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Kenworth opens new dealership in Shreveport, La.

Kenworth of Louisiana-Shreveport recently opened a facility about a half mile south of Interstate 20.

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FMCSA launches first phase of Unified Registration System

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched the first phase of its new Unified Registration System on Dec. 12.

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