Severe Service

Severe-duty updates from Freightliner

| March 06, 2014

Through March 8, Freightliner highlights some of its toughest vocational solutions at the 2014 ConExpo-Con/Agg show in Las Vegas; new vocational options introduced, also, at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

Kenworth T880 vocational model available for orderImage Gallery

| October 31, 2013

Kenworth's T880 flagship vocational model is suitable for heavy haul, refuse, dump, mixer and other applications. Find a gallery of images of the model, and more detail, in this story.

Natural gas payoff: Utility, ROI in construction trucking apps

| May 29, 2013

While natural gas engines and retrofits are not cheap, the key question is your return on investment. Does it pay to run a truck or a fleet on natural gas?

New Dana axle, driveshafts

| March 11, 2013

At the ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., Dana introduced new Spicer axles, driveshafts.

End dump or side dump: Pros and cons to help you choose

Steve Temple | December 13, 2012

When making the choice between a side, end or bottom dump trailer, consider payload, region and design.

No. 1 construction equipment theft: Trucks and trailers

| September 10, 2012

The annual Construction Equipment Theft Study from LoJack, a leading provider of vehicle tracking and recovery systems, once again this year saw trucks and trailers in the top spot of stolen equipment.

Are you a natural gas truck owner-operator?

| June 04, 2012

Overdrive's brand-new June issue features our quarterly section devoted to the severe service niche that's heavy this time around on coverage of natural-gas-powered engine technology, leading with the story of a Chicago ready-mix concrete outfit ...

Lucky 13: Natural gas engines performing well in ready-mix

| April 21, 2012

Chicago-based Ozinga Ready Mix drivers report plenty of power and responsive shifting from 13 Cummins-Westport natural gas-powered Kenworth mixer trucks now in operation, moving from its Chinatown Plant near downtown. “Since city officials are trying to ...

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