Equipment

Daimler Trucks announces two new medium-duty engines

Daimler Trucks recently introduced its new DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines, which will be manufactured at the Detroit brand headquarters and manufacturing facility in Redford, Mich.

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Senate nixes 33-foot twin trailer provision in DOT funding bill

The Senate’s original legislation included a provision to increase the tandem trailer limit to 33 feet, but an amendment brought to the Senate floor Wednesday stripped the bill of the provision. Its sponsor calls it a win for small business truckers.

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Congress to attempt to hammer out unified highway bill, owner-op ‘poison pill,’ size/weight already see action

Of key trucking interests on the table heading into the conference committee are potential inclusions of size and weight changes and, perhaps more pressing for owner-operators, fixing language in the bill that could potentially create havoc for about 450,000 carriers, many of them small fleets ...

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Eaton, Cummins show off updates to integrated powertrain, Cummins previews ’17 ISX15

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts last week had the chance to test drive the SmartAdvantage powertrain, a joint effort that combines transmission maker Eaton's UltraShiftPLUS automated-manual transmission and Cummins' ISX15 engine.

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Gear Rewind: Aero, add-ons and chrome

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 frequently relay to you at OverdriveOnline.com. This week, our “Gear Rewind” series takes a look back at some ...

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Cobra, Magellan the latest to the table with truck-focused dashcams

Magellan and Cobra Electronics each introduced new dash cams at SEMA this week in Las Vegas.

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Paccar MX-11 engine to be offered for certain Peterbilt models

Peterbilt will offer the Paccar’s new MX-11 engine in its Model 579 and Model 567 trucks beginning Nov. 13.

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Navistar recalls in some Cummins-equipped ProStars; Cummins recalls some nat gas engines

There have been several recalls issued recently from equipment manufacturers.

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