Equipment

Brake inspection blitz places 16.2% of vehicles out of service, up from 2013 rate

  |  January 05, 2015

The percentage of vehicles placed out of service in 2014 jumped a few points from 2013’s record-low of 13.5 percent, but the percentage comes from a smaller sample size.

2014’s top stories, Part 2: Restart rollback, electronic log mandate, speed limiters and more

  |  December 31, 2014

Overdrive delved through a web of analytics and a year’s worth of news and features posted on OverdriveOnline.com to put together a list of the top 20 stories from 2014. Here are the top 10 stories of the year.

Peterbilt’s 2015 calendar now available

  |  December 22, 2014

Peterbilt’s 2015 calendar is now available for sale through Peterbilt.com in the “Peterbilt Life” section under the “About” link in the main navigation. To go directly to the calendar sales site, visit https://www.dcgonline.net/peterbiltretail/. The 2015 calendar ...

14 suits against alleged defects of Navistar’s EGR-only engines consolidated

  |  December 22, 2014

The suits against Navistar allege that the truck and engine maker knew that its 2008-2013 model MaxxForce engines had defects, yet the company concealed those defects form buyers and knowingly sold and marketed the products as otherwise, the suits allege.

‘Truck of the year’ goes severe-duty, vocational in 2015

  |  December 17, 2014

ATD's program this year recognizes these nominees: the International WorkStar 7600, Kenworth T880 with Paccar MX-13 engine and the Peterbilt Model 567.

Changing Gear: News from Hogebuilt, Fontaine, Volvo/Mack, Bosch, East, Howes

  |  December 17, 2014

Ready to turn your boring blah-looking rig into a rolling masterpiece sure to make other drivers green with envy? The fender experts at Hogebuilt have released their 2015 product catalog featuring the company’s comprehensive line ...

Peterbilt 75th anniversary party brings 351 Petes spanning 9 decades

  |  December 16, 2014

Held at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds, Peterbilt says the party attracted 351 Peterbilts, which the truck makers bills as “the largest collection of Peterbilt trucks ever assembled.”

Construction fleet updates with T880s

  |  December 15, 2014

N.C./S.C.-based Blue Max Trucking operators deliver aggregate, equipment, pre-cast concrete and building supplies for construction projects such as airport runway additions, highway widening projects and stadiums.