Ovedrive magazine

Editors to talk owner-operator history, new efforts

Overdrive editors will discuss owner-operators' history and evolution on online radio's "Truth About Trucking" show Dec. 1.

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Filter system

The Fuel Preporator II filter removes large particulate contaminants from diesel fuel using proprietary Demand Flow Technology. The filter is designed to operate at flows and pressures beyond the engine’s maximum requirements. It receives fuel under vacuum from the fuel tank containing entrained air/vapor, particulates and water. The filter discharges air/vapor from the filter and back to the fuel tank through the primary air/vapor discharge port. Internal engine tests have shown a gain of up ...

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‘Alcolocks’ coming to U.S. Class 8s?

In the area of emissions, the regs tend to roll from California to the rest of the country; in safety/in-cab technology, though, quite a lot has sailed west across the big Atlantic pond in recent years, from EOBRs to governors and more....

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Boyd Bros. orders ProStars+ with 2010 EPA-approved engines

Boyd Bros. Transportation ordered 325 International ProStar+ tractors, heavy-duty truck maker Navistar, Inc. announced May 20. The tractors run on MaxxForce 13 engines equipped with advanced exhaust gas recirculation technology that meets 2010 emission requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Clanton, Ala.-based flatbed carrier was named the 2010 Best Fleet to Drive For by the Truckload Carriers Association and delivers time-sensitive steel and building materials products with more than 1,000 trucks. The fleet ...

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