Roads not taken: Diesel technician demand on the rise

Jason Cannon and Todd Dills   |  January 12, 2015

You’ve heard of the "driver shortage," right? The world of diesel technicians is experiencing a similar dynamic as equipment evolves, many techs retire and fewer people enter the vocation.

Equipment Spotlight: Inverters provide in-cab electrical loads

  |  January 07, 2015

Inverter sales continue to rise as more truck owners choose to provide in-cab electrical loads for AC-powered TVs, microwaves and laptops without running the engine. Not only is it convenient to use a device that ...

PeopleNet updates e-log software to reflect suspension of restart regs

  |  January 05, 2015

Electronic logging hardware and software provider PeopleNet announced last week it has updated its eDriver application to reflect the reversion to enforcement of pre-July 2013 rules governing the use and scope of a 34-hour restart.

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 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 in the “Peterbilt Life” section under the “About” link in the main navigation. To go directly to the calendar sales site, visit 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.