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Analysis shows problematic background on 3% of used trucks

| September 25, 2013

A RigDig study of all truck history reports run by customers during the five months ending Sept. 3 showed 2.9 percent of the trucks had been flagged as junk, salvage or having a serious issue, ...

Minimizer introduces coding system

Overdrive Staff | September 13, 2013

Minimizer has implemented the Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standard system for its line of fenders and other products. The Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standard, or VMRS, is a trucking business system that describes parts and maintenance activities using ...

Kenworth starts 2013 Kenworth Road Tour

Overdrive Staff | September 13, 2013

Kenworth Truck Company launched the 2013 Kenworth Road Tour this week. The tour takes the new Kenworth T880 vocational model and the Kenworth T680 on-highway model with the new mid-roof 52-inch sleeper on the road to ...

Firestone begins football tour

Overdrive Staff | September 09, 2013

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions launched the second leg of its Firestone Drives America Tour at the NCAA College Football game between Stanford and San Jose State Saturday, Sept. 7. The tour continues this fall as the road ...

Dealer group opens new Pete facility

Overdrive Staff | September 05, 2013

Salt Lake City is home to the newest Peterbilt dealership in the company’s 270-plus dealer network with the relocation of Jackson Group Peterbilt’s flagship location to a 128,000 square-foot facility. The new full-service dealership includes ...

VIDEO: Outlaw Customs cofounder now part of LKQ truck parts network

| August 24, 2013

Andy Gobel founded Outlaw in 2006-07 with his brother, Alex, and friend Nic Gillan in Henderson, Colo. -- after selling the custom shop in 2011, he's refocused on quality service and truck parts sales.

Cummins rolls out 1.5 millionth Jamestown plant engine

Overdrive Staff | August 16, 2013

Cummins Inc. recently celebrated the production of the 1.5 millionth engine at its Jamestown Engine Plant in Jamestown, N.Y. The JEP, established in 1974, is one of the top five heavy-duty diesel engine producers worldwide ...

Wabash named one of 50 best manufacturers

Overdrive Staff | August 14, 2013

IndustryWeek has named Wabash National Corporation one of the 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers in the magazine’s July 2013 issue. To select the top 50 manufacturing companies, IndustryWeek evaluated members of its U.S. 500, a list of ...

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