Equipment

Webb Wheel OEM establishes Specialty Truck Business Unit

Webb Wheel OEM has established an independent business focusing exclusively on wheel end products for the specialty truck and vocational markets. Webb said its Specialty Truck Business Unit already has pre-established partnerships with truck manufacturers and will continue operations at its current facility in Ferdinand, ...

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Peterson marks 70th year in business

2015 marks vehicle safety lighting provider Peterson Manufacturing Co.’s 70th year of business. The family-owned business says that since its inception in 1945, it has grown into a quarter-billion-dollar multifaceted corporation now providing thousands of lighting-related products for customers worldwide. Peterson’s headquarters is on a 44-acre ...

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Changing Gear: Electronics rewind

Since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few announcements for new products that we relay frequently to you at OverdriveOnline.com. This week, Overdrive’s “Changing Gear” series takes a look back at ...

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East names Waters Truck & Tractor authorized dealer

East Manufacturing announced that Waters Truck & Tractor/Waters International Trucks now is an authorized East dealer, offering East’s full line of flatbed, dropdeck and dump trailers. An International Trucks dealership, Waters was established in the 1920s as Buick dealership and repair shop and has grown to ...

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Peterbilt to roll out new Model 567 mixer configuration

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced it will unveil a new Model 567 configuration suited for concrete contractors and other weight-conscious applications during the World of Concrete show Feb. 2-6 in Las Vegas. “Peterbilt’s Model 567 has been in production for just over a year, and it’s already ...

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Roads not taken: Diesel technician demand on the rise

You’ve heard of the "driver shortage," right? The world of diesel technicians is experiencing a similar dynamic as equipment evolves, many techs retire and fewer people enter the vocation.

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Equipment Spotlight: Inverters provide in-cab electrical loads

Inverter sales continue to rise as more truck owners choose to provide in-cab electrical loads for AC-powered TVs, microwaves and laptops without running the engine. Not only is it convenient to use a device that converts a battery’s 12-volt DC power to AC household power, ...

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PeopleNet updates e-log software to reflect suspension of restart regs

Electronic logging hardware and software provider PeopleNet announced last week it has updated its eDriver application to reflect the reversion to enforcement of pre-July 2013 rules governing the use and scope of a 34-hour restart.

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