Equipment

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.

Equipment Spotlight: 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.

New remote diagnostics functions, fuel-efficiency upgrades from Navistar

| October 07, 2014

Navistar's OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system gets enhancements; new fuel-efficient powertrain pairing for ProStar.

Prime orders 2,500 Utility reefers

| October 07, 2014

Purchased from Utility Trailer Sales of the Ozarks, the 2,500 Utility 3000R reefer trailers add to a total of 5,000 trailers purchased from the dealership and mark the largest single order in Utility's history.

Automatic transmissions: Key to the future of the industry?

| October 07, 2014

With fleets' difficulty finding drivers these days, could greater acceptance of automatics boost the ranks of capable, qualified drivers among younger populations without sacrificing the training benefits of manuals?

Transtex touts latest trailer skirt

| October 03, 2014

Transtex Composite this week touted its news ezEdge three-panel modular trailer skirt was developed for aftermarket installation without requiring special tools. The skirt is engineered to save users up to 7.3 percent in fuel costs. For ...

Dana Spicer’s AdvanTek 40 available on Peterbilt heavy-duty models

| October 03, 2014

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced that Dana Spicer’s AdvanTek 40 tandem drive axle now is available for all of its heavy-duty truck models, including Models 587, 579, 567, 389, 384, 382, 367, 365, 348 and 320. ...

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