‘If you can’t shift, you can’t drive!’ — Readers react on transmission transition in driver training

  |  October 17, 2014

Is more uptake of automatic transmissions the future of the industry? Most readers weighed in on the side of manual learning in driver training, but some sung automatic praises...

Drive test: Western Star’s newly released 5700XE on-highway tractor

  |  October 16, 2014

Western Star goes for a major style reset with its first aerodynamic tractor.

Changing Gear: Tire rewind

  |  October 15, 2014

This week we’re resuming Overdrive’s series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own ...

Protect your exhaust flange by keeping the throttle in check

Bruce Mallinson   |  October 15, 2014

I teach people to drive as if there's an egg between their foot and the throttle. Flanges take abuse, and that is why there is flex-pipe in all exhaust systems: to help alleviate the torque of both the engine and your right foot.

Navistar seeks consolidation of potential 47 lawsuits against the company over EGR-only engines

  |  October 10, 2014

Navistar-International has filed a motion requesting consolidation of the more than two dozen lawsuits brought against it over alleged problems with its EGR-only engine line, along with the 21 other similar lawsuits the company is expecting to come.

What’s the best fuel-saving equipment? Last chance to tell us this weekend

  |  October 10, 2014

Overdrive's interactive microsite allows you to choose the fuel-saving equipment you deem most valuable. Participants in the poll voting by Oct. 12 will be entered in a contest to win prizes from Amsoil.

mDrive AMT standard on Pinnacle

  |  October 08, 2014

Driving new adjustments to standard equipment at Mack Trucks is a "surge in market acceptance of automated manual transmissions."

Equipment Spotlight: Auxiliary power units

  |  October 08, 2014

For cost-conscious owner-operators, an idle-reduction system is often at the top of the list for saving money on fuel. It’s important to research costs and specs to find the right fit for your application.