Overdrive magazine

ProStar+ with MaxxForce 15 on Texas highways

An Overdrive editor is impressed by the strong, quiet ride when he takes this Navistar tractor out to see how it performs.

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Rebates available for anti-idling equipment

Rebates are available for battery-powered HVAC systems, diesel APUs, cold-plate systems and evaporative coolers.

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More than a typo? Split sleeper wishful thinking

Trans Products / Trans Services Regulatory Manager Rich Wilson, during a break between sessions of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting in Alexandria, Va., early this month, pointed out a couple curious problems with the medical forms some states are using. One, he pointed out, defined stage 3 hypertension as a blood pressure reading of, yes, greater than or equal to "10/90." A typo, definitely, that could easily be fixed. In the context of the hours ...

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FMCSA denies EOBR violation

OOIDA had filed suit to stop agency from authorizing recorders over driver harassment issue.

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XE13 powertrain package named top innovation

The Volvo XE13 powertrain package has been named 2011’s Top Industry Innovation by the Truck Writers of North America. Named the most significant technical innovation, the package boosts fuel efficiency by 3 percent through a process referred to as downspeeding. Features include a Volvo D13 engine with 425-455 horsepower rating and 1750 lb.-ft. of torque, Volvo I-Shift overdrive transmission with a 0.78:1 ratio, axle ratios of 2.64-2.69, and software that provides easy communication between Volvo’s powertrain ...

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British TV show features female hauliers…

The new Mother Truckers TV show on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom pitches in its intro a looming takeover of the industry there by drivers of the female sex -- as one reviewer put it, however, that only works if 2 percent of drivers being women qualifies as looming takeover. Nonetheless, the fact that the show exists is at least an interesting development across the pond. How long before we have our own here, I ...

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EOBR session planned

The FMCSA has scheduled a listening session for the trucking show in Louisville, Ky., in March.

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TransCore: January spot market rates up over year

North American Freight index rose 5 percent in January compared with January 2011 and dropped 8 percent from December.

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National diesel price climbs

It was the sixth increase in the last seven weeks, during which the diesel price has risen 17.7 cents.

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Freightliner celebrates 70th anniversary

The site provides a look at Freightliner’s legacy of innovation with a detailed timeline.

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