Equipment

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.

Calif. finalizes some exemptions, compliance alternatives to emissions regulations

  |  December 10, 2014

CARB has finalized the compliance alternatives and extension amendments it proposed earlier this year, effectively allowing the owner-operators and small fleet owners who qualify some delays in complying with the state’s emissions regulations.

Utility makes Bendix trailer roll stability standard 3000R spec

  |  December 10, 2014

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. announced the addition of trailer roll stability protection from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems as a standard base specification on its 3000R refrigerated trailer. The Bendix TABS-6 Advanced with Bendix Trailer Roll Stability ...

AMG Peterbilt of Columbus opens

  |  December 10, 2014

AMG Peterbilt of Columbus (Ohio) – a full-service Peterbilt dealership offering new and used truck sales, parts sales and service – opened Dec. 1 and is located in nearby Plain City with access to Interstate ...

Changing Gear: Health rewind

  |  December 10, 2014

Since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few announcements for new products. This week, Overdrive’s "Changing Gear" series takes a look ...

Hotshot trucking: How to start

  |  December 05, 2014

Going into hotshot as an owner-operator is in a lot of respects no different from moving into business with a Class 8. The biggest differences lie in equipment choices and, for a leased owner-operator, getting used to operating under your own authority.