Equipment

Diagnose your diesel with new HotshotSecret.com tool

  |  March 26, 2015

New online tool aims to help pickup and semi-truck drivers quickly diagnose diesel engine issues based on model-specific symptoms.

General Tire celebrates 100 years with truck tires for every tractor-trailer position

  |  March 25, 2015

With the launch of General HS, HD and HT tires , Continental Tire is re-emphasizing high durability at the lowest cost-per-mile with an intent to serve the owner-operator-to-100-truck small fleet market.

Peterbilt enhances tech features to improve efficiency and comfort

  |  March 25, 2015

Peterbilt Motors introduced enhancements to its Model 579 EPIQ that it says can improve fuel efficiency up to 14 percent. The company also announced new models or expanded versions of existing models, including improvements in its natural gas-powered offerings.

Bendix takes Wingman collision avoidance tech to next level, includes auto slowdown for speeding

  |  March 25, 2015

Potentially most pertinent for truck operators are the system’s autonomous actions, such as braking when a collision is anticipated and engine disengagement when the truck speeds longer than the system’s programmed threshold.

BorgWarner introduces K32 two-speed fan drive conversion

  |  March 25, 2015

Targeted to vocational operators, BorgWarner's two-speed K32 Durospeed fan drive will be available in April as an option from truck manufacturers as well as a conversion kit for operators the on-off K32.

Kenworth adds mid-roof sleeper to T680, T880

  |  March 25, 2015

Kenworth announced the launch of a new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for its T680 and T880, like TruckTech+ and Nav+ HD connected-vehicle sysems to transmit diagnostics for maintenance and offer access to nav information, entertainment and more.

First look at premium Kenworth Icon 900, an homage to classic W900L

  |  March 25, 2015

Video, photos: Kenworth announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., the launch of a customized, limited edition, premium truck – the Icon 900.

Cummins previews 2017 15L engine, announces cross-country roadshow

  |  March 25, 2015

Cummins kicked off the Mid-America Trucking Show this week by previewing its 2017 model 15-liter ISX engine, which it says is already fully compliant with the 2017 EPA deadline to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase fuel economy.

Mid-America Trucking Show: Follow the show live on Overdrive

  |  March 24, 2015

Overdrive will be covering the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show live throughout the week. Here's how to keep up with the news, announcements and other action from the show.

Dart Network installing Bose Ride seats

  |  March 23, 2015

Dartco Inc., a member of the Dart Network, announced that it has begun installing Bose Ride seats in its trucks. Long-haul employee drivers who have been with the company three or more years and drive ...

Changing Gear: Ryder launches nat gas program, Hyundai could enter U.S. truck market

  |  March 20, 2015

Is natural gas still a natural solution for the trucking industry’s never-ending fuel economy woes? Granted, the recent run of low diesel prices might leave some to believe that a lot of fleets might have, ...

Old Dominion opens, expands service centers

  |  March 20, 2015

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has opened a new service center in Watertown, S.D., and an expanded service center in Oshkosh, Wis. The Thomasville, N.C.-based less-than-truckload carrier said it opened its third South Dakota facility ...

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