Equipment

New roadside assist network from Apex Capital

Apex Capital’s new 24/7 Roadside Rescue program offers clients quick and affordable access to truck breakdown assistance, road service, towing, and accident dispatch services.

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Partners in Business tip: Change your own oil

A one-truck operator can save almost $200 a year by moving from gallon jugs to 55-gallon drums for oil purchases.

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New Boss Truck Shop for maintenance in Tulsa

The Bosselman Boss Truck Shop, located adjacent to what will be a QuikTrip Truck Stop at I-44 exit 238, will see a grand opening celebration Sept. 12-16 with prizes and a free BBQ on the 16th.

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Great American Trucking Show kicks off Thursday: Here’s how to follow show happenings on Overdrive

Follow news, music, show trucks and more from this week's Great American Trucking Show live on Overdrive's social channels. Here's how to stay connected.

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Brake Safety Week inspection spree looms

For a full week next month, enforcers will ramp up enforcement across North America to target brake violations. Dates here...

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Omnitracs adds video option to in-cab system

Omnitracs last week unveiled a new in-cab video system that records driver-facing and road-facing video during “critical events,” such as hard braking, hard stops, loss of stability control, close following distance and more.

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Peterbilt offering Bendix Wingman Fusion on 579, 567 models

Wingman Fusion uses radar, video, multiple sensors and the truck's braking system to create an view of everything going on around the truck.

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Saving time with curtainside trailer, losing it with detention

“So now you get your phone out, take a nap, find something to occupy your time,” said steel hauler Jeremy Johnson said. “I just sit here and wait till they get it all sorted out at my expense.”

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Truck purchase v. lease: How to weigh the choices

Things have been going well for owner-operator John Doe. His primary customer has offered him greater load frequency, but taking advantage of the opportunity will require another dependable truck. Weigh his choices to purchase or lease here and weigh in with your own.

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Uber enters trucking via Otto acquisition, co.’s announce plans for freight matching system

Trucking tech startup Otto announced Aug. 18 it has been acquired by ride-sharing tech giant Uber. The two companies say they have plans for not only deploying an autonomous retrofit system on tractor-trailers, but also for bringing Uber-type technology to trucking to create a nationwide ...

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13 reasons you hang on to that old truck

Having a truck paid off makes for a boost in versatility in decisions about the business -- in a variety of ways, too, many associated with outright ownership of specifically older equipment, readers say.

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Trucking industry groups say they’re concerned about costs of new emissions rule, but support goals

“Forcing a standard that can lead to problems with reliability and maintenance ultimately has no benefits to the environment if no one wants to buy the product,” one trucking industry group said.

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