Equipment

10 benefits of EOBRs

In the wake of the EOBR mandate's inclusion in the 2012 MAP-21 highway bill, this round-up comes by way of the people at Xata Turnpike, makers of the RouteTracker EOBR.

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10 problems with EOBRs

These problems are among many noted by frequent Overdrive commenter E.F. McHenry as Congress considered an EOBR mandate ultimately included in the MAP-21 highway bill.

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Bug-removal tip: Scotch Brite ‘Dobie’ pads

This one comes by way of owner-operator Henry Albert's blog, where he shares an anecdote about the Scotch Brite "Dobie" cleaning pads (pictured) he uses to clean bugs from his windshield -- and how he somewhat inadvertently passed the trick off to Daimler engineers at ...

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StrapCaddy hands-free phone accessory

The StrapCaddy is designed for hands-free talking. It can hold a phone securely, attaching the phone to the seatbelt, while the driver uses the speakerphone. The StrapCaddy is an alternative for people who don’t have or want Bluetooth devices. It stays on your seatbelt and ...

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Bluetooth CB with safety features

Cobra’s 29 LX model CB delivers an array of safety features, including 10 NOAA weather channels, 24x7 Emergency Weather Alerts, a LCD display and a noise cancelling microphone. The 29 LX BT uses Bluetooth technology, allowing truckers to wirelessly connect their CB radio to their ...

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Cabover fanatics, this one’s for you: 1973 K100 vid

Bill Bradford's video of the restoration of his antique Kenworth COE.

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Peterbilt to offer 12-liter gas engine in 2013

Peterbilt Motors Company announced it will offer the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine starting next year. The engine will be rated up to 400 horsepower and 1,450 pounds of torque. It features spark ignition technology and a 3-way catalyst and can be configured with an ...

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Kenworth T680 earns EPA SmartWay Designation

Kenworth Truck Company announced that the new, aerodynamic Kenworth T680 model has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Designation. Kenworth now has three on-highway vehicles with EPA SmartWay Designation – the Kenworth T660, Kenworth T680 and Kenworth T700. EPA SmartWay Designated tractors are intended for use with 53-foot, ...

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