Equipment

BFGoodrich redesigns site

| September 18, 2014

BFGoodrich Truck Tires has redesigned its website based on customer input. The site is more interactive and user-friendly, BFG says, and includes enhanced tire selector and dealer locator. Content is formatted for mobile devices, too, BFG ...

Cummins recognized as top engine supplier

| September 18, 2014

Cummins has received the 2014 U.S. Overall Best Heavy-Duty Truck Engines Product Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan, given this week at Frost & Sullivan’s annual gala in San Jose, Calif., on Sept. 16.

ATK Oilfield Transportation puts KW C500s to the test

| September 18, 2014

Take this pictorial tour through the fleet of 65 Kenworth C500s that powers ATK Oilfield Transportation, providing oil rig moving services throughout Western Canada and Texas.

Gaining an advantage: Kenworth’s updated T680 has integrated drivetrain, improved aerodynamics

| September 16, 2014

Kenworth recently sent its T680 highway tractor back to the drawing board. The resulting T680 Advantage builds on the truck’s already slippery profile while adding internal and external enhancements for increased efficiency and fuel economy in long-haul applications.

Chevron rolls out new engine oil for severe duty applications

| September 15, 2014

Chevron announced last week a new category of engine oil for severe duty, start-and-stop applications. A nationwide rollout is planned for Sept. 15.

Changing Gear: Kenworth on an upgrade tear

| September 15, 2014

Handling product announcements for OverdriveOnline.com and its print product, I see a slew of gear-related news cross my desk on a daily basis. For the most part, this is all good information worth passing along ...

Photo, video: Western Star introduces re-designed on-highway tractor

| September 11, 2014

Western Star unveiled Sept. 11 its new 5700XE tractor, which the truck maker says is designed for driver comfort and equipped with an array of modern tech.

Truck platooning system with autonomous braking, cruise showcased at Detroit showImage Gallery

| September 11, 2014

The system, which is based on features like adaptive cruise control and autonomous braking, was developed in a three-company partnership that includes Meritor Wabco, Peloton and Denso. It's touted by the companies as one that can save fuel economy and increase fleet efficiency.

If it ain’t broke, fix it anyway

Bruce Mallinson | September 11, 2014

You’ve heard the old axiom “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Many owner-operators seem to follow that rule, but you shouldn’t get caught up in that mindset: It’s much more economical to maintain an engine and truck than it is to replace parts because of neglect.

Peterbilt shows off self-driving truck

| September 09, 2014

Peterbilt this week at the ITS World Congress in Detroit demonstrated its autonomous truck, a Peterbilt Model 579 concept truck.

Photos: Modified Mack Granite ‘mast truck’ moors new Goodyear blimp

| September 09, 2014

The Granite was ordered as a three-axle model but was modified by Engineered Chassis Systems, a subsidiary of the Nuss Group, which built the body, converted it to an all-wheel-drive 8x8 and installed the twin steer axles.

Mack announces new 405-hp MP7 engine

| September 08, 2014

Mack Trucks announced Sept. 8 the new Mack MP7 405 Super Econodyne engine, available with up to 405 hp and 1,560 lb.-ft. of torque.

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