Equipment

Hotshot trucking: Pros, cons of the small-truck niche

Hotshot hauling offers lower start-up costs and other advantages over running Class 8 over-the-road, but other trade-offs make it challenging in its own right.

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Kenworth adds cabover options

Kenworth announced three new options for its medium-duty K270 and K370 cabovers designed to enable more diverse applications and body customization: a compact back-of-cab exhaust system to help allow more space for custom bodies; right-side steering for street sweeping, refuse and road maintenance applications; and ...

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, two notable 2015 calendars

Detail of the 2015 Kenworth Trucks and Midwest Peterbilt group calendars, which have arrived just in time for the holiday onset.

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Alt fuel ‘reality check’: Cheaper diesel drives down interest in natural gas

The recent slide in the price of diesel — and the prospects of that trend to continue — have caused trucking’s interest in natural gas to wane some, according to a recent report. The adoption curve for natural gas, however, is still expected to reach ...

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Changing Gear: Lubricants and coolants 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. This week, Overdrive’s "Changing Gear" series takes a look back at some fresh lubricants and coolants to help keep ...

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What’s your take on autonomous truck platooning? ATRI wants to know

The American Transportation Research Institute wants to hear from carriers and drivers about the use of truck platooning systems to determine the feasibility of their adoption in trucking.

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Detroit unveils safety system that alerts drivers, brakes autonomously

Detroit showed off last week its new Assurance safety system, an active system that uses radar to scan the highway in front of a truck to adjust cruising speed, alert drivers of fast closure rate and brake autonomously, if needed, to avoid a crash.

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Werner unveils latest military-themed truck

Werner unveiled this week its latest Freedom-themed truck, dubbed Ride for Honor. The truck is the fourth installment in the fleet’s Operation Freedom fleet of military-wrapped trucks.

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