trucks

SmartWay certified drive tire

| May 31, 2011

The FD695 PLUS drive tire, made for tandem axle drive tractors in long-haul and regional operations, features a cap/base tread compounding design and deep 26/32-in. tread depth. The tire has continuous shoulder ribs to help ...

Driver accountability under CSA: a video talk with owner-operator Robert Shumate

| May 26, 2011

I met Robert Shumate researching my two-part feature on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, in the April and May editions of Overdrive. In the vid, selected from the in-person portion ...

Mack in Hagerstown, Jacobs share 50 years with Overdrive

| May 06, 2011

Mack Celebrates 50 years of Hagerstown powertrain assembly In a ceremony Wednesday at the plant in Hagerstown, Md., where its powertrain components have been assembled since 1961, Mack Trucks paid tribute to the past, celebrated the ...

Battery status indicator

| April 25, 2011

The Battery Status Indicator is a device that can be added to monitor the state of power for any battery, particularly lift gate batteries, and alerts operators during pre-trip inspections that battery power may be ...

Front steer axle

| April 25, 2011

The STEERTEK NXT fabricated front steer axle is designed to save weight and minimize stress points. The axle accommodates a variety of wheel end and knuckle designs and meets a capacity range of 8,000 to ...

TRP alternators

| April 20, 2011

New alternators for medium- and heavy-duty trucks feature the RE022 brush series with 150 amps of power and the RE 555 brush series with 160 amps of power, both with a 1-year warranty. The RE035 ...

‘Truck spotting’ takes off in England to industry image benefit

| April 05, 2011

Remember the oft-described "good ol' days" of the 1970s? When truck drivers were portrayed by the movie stars of the day and lionized by the public as hardworking heroes of the American way? The image ...

PRO Navigation System

| March 31, 2011

The 5550 PRO Navigation System has a 5-in. LCD screen. It features Junction View with Lane Assist, state mileage log, hours-of-service Log and last-mile routing for road coverage on secondary highways. The Quick-Tabs feature includes ...

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