Equipment

Driverless trucks: Public shows concern with safety in survey

Results showed two-thirds of all survey respondents "said they would feel less safe sharing the road with driverless semi-trucks," a majority showing no change in sentiment even "if it meant cheaper consumer products or reduced carbon emissions."

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Caterpillar unveils second truck in vocational lineup

Caterpillar added a second model to its new line of vocationally focused work trucks with the unveiling of the Class 8 CT681 truck Oct. 30 at the company’s Edwards Proving Grounds outside of Peoria, Ill.

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Shell: There’s fuel economy to gain with thinner oil in upcoming category

The next category of engine oils will go to market sometime in 2016 or 2017, Shell said this week, but the oil maker says once it does, owner-operators and fleets should see fuel efficiency gains over current products on the market.

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Photos, video: Test driving Caterpillar’s new vocational truck

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts is visiting Caterpillar headquarters today in Peoria, Ill., where the equipment manufacturer has unveiled a new truck for the off-highway market. Here are photos and videos of the new truck.

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Love’s expands nat gas network, opens new AL stop

Love’s announced this month it is adding compressed natural gas fueling capabilities to another station along Interstate 40. It has also opened a new stop in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

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Heads up: Deadline for compliance with CARB reefer emissions regs coming Oct. 31

Motor carriers running 2007 year-model reefer units in California must purchase a diesel particulate filter for their reefer engines by Friday, Oct. 31, to be in compliance with the states reefer emissions regs.

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Changing Gear: Maintenance and performance rewind

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 business, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few ...

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Photo gallery: Peterbilt’s 579 EPIQ, new driver coaching system, a few antique Petes

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts visited Peterbilt headquarters in Denton, Texas, last week to test drive the truck maker's new 579 EPIQ. The model he drove was paired with a highly aerodynamic trailer and Peterbilt's new virtual driver coaching system. While there, Roberts also got ...

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