Equipment

Video: Behind the wheel of Freightliner’s SuperTruck

Overdrive had the chance last month to get in cab — and behind the wheel — of Freightliner's concept SuperTruck vehicle.

Partners in Business tip: Analyze your oil

Getting an engine oil analysis is a great way to determine engine wear problems before they cause too much damage. It can also cut costs by giving you a precise reading on whether your oil has exhausted its lifespan and needs to be changed to protect your engine, or whether ...

Kenworth TruckTech+ enters production

Every new Kenworth Class 8 truck equipped with a Paccar MX-13 engine now comes with a complimentary subscription to TruckTech+ as long as the truck is under the 2-year standard warranty.

Equipment Spotlight: Bumpers and fenders

This month Overdrive takes a look at some recently introduced bumper and fender products designed to help you keep your truck looking and working its best. Fleetline’s polyethylene refuse fenders are constructed of high-density polyethylene and are designed to be corrosion- and UV-resistant. The fenders use either a two- or three-piece ...


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Garmin’s dashcam navigation device

d in an accident where they were not at fault. The Snapshot feature is designed to allow still images to be captured outside of the truck. Navigation features include customized truck routing and profiling, which allows the device to find truck-preferred routes suitable for each customer; TruckDown, which provides locations rated highly by truckers such as lodgings, weigh stations and parking areas; and Easy Route Shaping, which lets customers modify their routes to include preferred roads or cities. Garmin, www.garmin.com

Phillips’ trailer brake in-line filter

tridge that features a bypass mode designed to facilitate airflow at all times and catch debris. When the cartridge is full, a red indicator pops out, giving a quick visual notification that it needs to be replaced. Phillips Industries, www.phillipsind.com

Northern Tool and Equipment’s trailer jack

se with automatic return that adjusts trailer height. Designed with an extended lift range up to 20 inches and an added travel distance, the jack also broadens the range of tongue heights to which owners can hitch and comes in five varieties with differing cranking and mounting features. Northern Tool and Equipment, www.northerntool.com

PlastiKote’s chassis, grille, bumper protection

ed, weathered bumpers and side panel trim, giving them a rich, satin finish. PlastiKote Chrome Bumper Paint is designed to renew and refinish chrome bumpers, grilles, hubcaps and other accessories. PlastiKote Chassis & Grille Guard epoxy paint is made to spray on evenly and dry quickly to a factory-like finish while providing long-lasting protection against the elements. It is designed for prepared metals such as vehicle frames, roll bars and grille guards and is not affected by moisture. Available in gloss white, gloss black and satin black, PlastiKote Chassis & Grille Guard features a twist-and-lock cap. PlastiKote, www.plastikote.com


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