equipment-products

Gear Rewind: Tires

This week we’re resuming our 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 business and make as much money as possible, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few gear rollouts over the past few months. So that's why we’re hitting rewind on some new tires to help you keep on rollin’. Michelin’s ...

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Gear Rewind: Trailers

This week we’re resuming our 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 business and make as much money as possible, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few gear rollouts over the past few months. So that's why we’re hitting rewind on some new trailers to help you get the most ...

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Changing Gear: Volvo-Mack, Road Choice

As part of their ongoing efforts to reduce customers’ operating costs, Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks both introduced prepaid preventive maintenance plans. The Volvo maintenance plans cover all model-year 2011 and newer models powered by D11, D13 or D16 engines and align with the new service intervals announced earlier this year. Mack plans also are based on the revised service intervals announced earlier this year and are available for all model-year 2011 ...

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Equipment Spotlight: Waxes and polishes

When working to build your business, your truck can be your biggest and best advertisement. A little wax and polish will go a long way in showing current and potential customers that you take your business seriously. Check out these products that can help your ride shine. Polish line Zephyr’s Pro 40 Perfection Metal Polish is formulated to clean, polish and protect aluminum, chrome and stainless steel, and to deliver a deeper mirror shine in one application. ...

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Changing Gear: Collabs from Navistar-Eaton, Daimler-Zonar, Holland-Paccar

When one trucking industry vendor comes up with a great idea to help drivers and fleets alike, it’s a win-win. So when two vendors work together on new trucking innovations, is that a win-win-win? Why not, since everybody’s happy? Let’s start our roundup of company team-ups with Navistar, which proudly announced that it will be first-to-market with the Eaton Procision line of dual-clutch transmissions for its International DuraStar medium-duty trucks. Eaton says the new 7-speed transmissions ...

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Changing Gear: Updates from Kenworth, International, Mack, Freightliner

Kenworth Truck Co. wants to make sure your home away from home is as comfy as your personal residence. The truck maker recently announced that its 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is now available for order with the T680 and T880. Introduced at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show, the sleeper is optimized for liquid bulk tankers, flatbed haulers and other truck operators that prefer a lighter-weight and more aerodynamic truck. Compared to Kenworth’s 76-inch high-roof sleeper, the mid-roof ...

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Equipment Spotlight: Bumpers and fenders

This month Overdrive takes a look at some recently introduced bumper and fender products designed to help you keep your truck looking and working its best. Fleetline’s polyethylene refuse fenders are constructed of high-density polyethylene and are designed to be corrosion- and UV-resistant. The fenders use either a two- or three-piece design to accommodate both tandem- and tri-axle applications. Hendrickson Bumper and Trim’s durable corrosion-resistant Aero Clad bumpers for the International ProStar in both tilt-mount and fixed-mount ...

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Changing Gear: Yokohama, Kenworth, Peterbilt, SmartTruck

Now this sounds like a union meant to keep rolling together for quite some time. Kenworth Truck Co. customers now can spec Yokohama’s all-position 101ZL, 703ZL, 709ZL, MY507, RY023, RY617, and TY517 tires when ordering their new heavy- and medium-duty conventional trucks. The tires are available in a variety of common sizes for truck use in on-highway and off-highway applications. All Yokohama over-the-road tires are verified as low-rolling-resistance tires by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay ...

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Changing Gear: Team-ups from Wabash-Aurora, Kenworth-Meritor and Eaton, Peterbilt-Bendix

Trailers from top-flight manufacturers tend to last a while, and trailer maker Wabash National recently announced a collaboration with a leading aftermarket supplier to make sure its trailers can carry your loads as long as possible. The company has signed a five-year deal with Aurora Parts & Accessories to be the exclusive supplier of all aftermarket parts for the company’s dry van, refrigerated van and platform trailers sold under the brand names Wabash National, Transcraft ...

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Equipment Spotlight: Coolants and additives

Because heavy-duty diesel engines have to do tough jobs, sometimes in tough environments, providing them with quality protection is a must to maintain optimal performance. The continued evolution of diesel engines has led to many types of coolants and additives, some required for specific power units. These products are intended to help engines do their jobs their best. Amsoil Diesel Injector Clean and Amsoil Diesel Injector Clean-Cold Flow both feature new formulations designed to clean tough-to-remove ...

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