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Dump the thump: Measuring tire pressure precisely is worth more than the time it takes

| March 18, 2014

According to industry experts, thumping tires is a waste of time. Taking the time to ensure your tires are properly inflated will save fuel and extend your tire life.

Questioning combustion: New engine designs question century-old engine concepts

| March 12, 2014

Diesels engines modified to run on gasoline and a gasoline engine that doesn't use spark plugs to initiate combustion? Though these may sound far-fetched, they're two examples Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts notes in a ...

ISX12 to join offerings in Cummins, Eaton powertrain partnership

| March 10, 2014

The Cummins ISX12 will soon be available in the SmartAdvantage powertrain partnership between Cummins and Eaton, the two companies announced this week at the American Trucking Associations' annual Technology & Maintenance Council.

Gaining turbo boost: Start with a new muffler, then look at air intake

Bruce Mallinson | March 06, 2014

Instead of opting for a larger turbo, opt to make you engine run "free," by allowing better exhaust flow, writes Bruce Mallinson. That'll then yield better fuel mileage, performance and longevity.

Mack announces rebranding effort, new logo at ConExpo

| March 05, 2014

Mack Trucks this week announced a new branding strategy and an updated logo at the ConExpo/ConAgg construction convention in Las Vegas.

Beall now building tankers in Wis.

Overdrive Staff | February 28, 2014

Beall Trailers, part of Wabash’s Walker Group division, started manufacturing its 406 petroleum and dry bulk tank trailer models at Walker Group manufacturing facilities in Fond du Lac and New Lisbon, Wis., in addition to ...

Schneider to sell used trailers

Overdrive Staff | February 27, 2014

Schneider will add 5,700 trailers to its offering of used equipment for sale. The truckload carrier plans to invest in more new equipment this year. Over 400 used trailers are immediately available and additional trailers will ...

Mack making push for over-the-road market share, to announce rebranding efforts

| February 25, 2014

In a push to increase its sales in over-the-road and long-haul applications, Mack Trucks will begin a rebranding effort at the ConExpo construction industry show in March in Las Vegas.

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