Overdrive Extra

State-controlled messages on your truck

| July 01, 2013

Will states soon have the ability to broadcast via your license plate that you're over hours or drowsy?

A truck by any other name

| June 29, 2013

Etymology of the word 'truck' and various other words for the explosion of new things these past 150 years.

Trucking with environmentalists

| June 28, 2013

What the President's new Climate Action Plan has to say about heavy-duty trucks yields odd alignment of environmental / trucking perspective in discussion.

Vehicles expected to gather and share more data

| June 22, 2013

"Connected vehicle” technology means any vehicle picking up information and sharing it with vehicles around it.

Old World, new tech

| June 20, 2013

Electric-truck spotting across the pond.

Why this safety technology doesn’t work

| June 15, 2013

When compared with other diversions inside the car, “interacting with the speech-to-text system was the most cognitively distracting,” the report said.

What good are modern trucks if you don’t utilize the features?

| June 12, 2013

What good are the productivity and safety enhancing systems on modern trucks if you don't use them?

Volvo says run DME

| June 07, 2013

Volvo Trucks North America this week unveiled a "new" alternative fuel for heavy-duty commerical trucks. Here are some technical aspects.

About Overdrive Extra

Overdrive Extra is a continuing blog on a wide-range of trucking-related topics brought to you by various Overdrive editors.

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