Equipment

International ProStar named heavy-duty Truck of the Year by ATD

| January 27, 2014

International swept Truck of the Year honors at the ATD Expo, as ProStar with the Cummins ISX15 won ATD Truck of the Year in the heavy-duty market, while the TerraStar 4x4 won medium-duty Truck of the Year.

Window tinting group pushes FMCSA for exemption of regs to help driver comfort, health

| January 23, 2014

The International Window Film Association has filed an application for exemption with FMCSA to allow windows to the right and left of drivers to be tinted beyond current federal regulations.

Donated Mack mixer auctioned

| January 22, 2014

Mack Trucks donated this 2014 Mack Granite to the Concrete Industry Management Auction taking place Jan. 22 during the 2014 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas.

Changing Gear: Updates from Mack, Navistar, Luber-finer

| January 21, 2014

Mack Trucks says it's shooting for a little more stopping power and performance by announcing that that Meritor EX+ Air Disc Brakes now are available for order on its Granite, TerraPro and Titan by Mack ...

Study says 6×2 axles average 2.5 percent better fuel mileage

| January 21, 2014

The analysis of existing data -- with some new track tests -- by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency showed an average payback time of 20 months given fuel-efficiency gains.

Readers mixed on wide-single tires

| January 17, 2014

Point of view on wide single tires to replace duals on drive and trailer axles is all over the map, as evidenced by a recent discussion here on OverdriveOnline.com and Facebook.

Kenworth, Peterbilt models at World of Concrete

| January 16, 2014

Peterbilt will show its new all-purpose vocational Model 567, Kenworth its T880 with mixer body (recently in full production), at the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas January 21-24.

Cummins — at least temporarily — abandons development of 15L natural gas engine

| January 15, 2014

Cummins will be halting development of its ISX15 G natural gas-powered engine due to uncertainty of the market and lack of infrastructure, the engine maker says. It will re-evaluate the market later this year.

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