New rule includes 8 ways to help prevent e-log harassment

| March 14, 2014

FMCSA outlines eight proposed provisions to attempt to prevent driver harassment with ELDs. Congress and the courts directed FMCSA to include safeguards against driver harassment in the rule.

Speed limiter rule coming? DOT report says yes, and could be this year

| March 13, 2014

Joining an already full trucking regulatory docket this year could be a rule that requires trucks to use speed limiters, though what the limited speed may be isn’t known.

Questioning combustion: New engine designs question century-old engine concepts

| March 12, 2014

Diesels engines modified to run on gasoline and a gasoline engine that doesn't use spark plugs to initiate combustion? Though these may sound far-fetched, they're two examples Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts notes in a blog post on innovative engine design on OD sister site CCJ.

ISX12 to join offerings in Cummins, Eaton powertrain partnership

| March 10, 2014

The Cummins ISX12 will soon be available in the SmartAdvantage powertrain partnership between Cummins and Eaton, the two companies announced this week at the American Trucking Associations' annual Technology & Maintenance Council.

Changing Gear: Updates from Circle R, Air-Weigh, Road Choice, Meritor, ATDynamics

| March 10, 2014

Sounds like these two companies could make hay at making weight. Circle R Side Dump has made Air-Weigh’s digital QuickLoad Trailer Scale standard on its 37-foot SuperCube high-capacity side dump trailer. The QuickLoad Trailer Scale ...

CARB proposes delaying, changing some emissions requirements for owner-operators

| March 07, 2014

California's Air Resources Board this week officially unveiled some proposed changes to its Truck & Bus Rule emissions regulations, potentially allowing owner-operators and small fleets some additional routes to compliance.

Navistar stresses vocational commitment

| March 07, 2014

The company refined SCR transition schedules and introduced new vocational options -- and the TerraStar bagged work truck of the year awards.

Gaining turbo boost: Start with a new muffler, then look at air intake

Bruce Mallinson | March 06, 2014

Instead of opting for a larger turbo, opt to make you engine run "free," by allowing better exhaust flow, writes Bruce Mallinson. That'll then yield better fuel mileage, performance and longevity.

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