Equipment

CARB: Enforcement coming on rule to require use of certain tires, aero devices

| October 24, 2014

California’s Air Resources Board issued regulatory guidance this week saying the state is cleared to enforce elements of its emissions regulations that require truck and trailer owners to install aerodynamic add-on devices and use certain tires.

What’s your mpg goal? The 9+ mpg club wants to help you get there

| October 24, 2014

A scant 6 percent of you are there already, as our polling shows. You can share tactics toward achieving better fuel mileage via the "9+ mpg club" Facebook group.

Mack announces incentives for OOIDA members

| October 23, 2014

Mack is offering special incentives to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association who buy a Mack truck from participating dealers between Oct.22 and Dec. 31, the truck and engine maker announced Oct. 23.

Video, Twitter log: Test driving Peterbilt’s new 579 EPIQ

| October 23, 2014

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts is at Peterbilt headquarters in Denton, Texas, this week to get the details on Peterbilt's new 579 EPIQ tractor and take it for a test drive. Here are live photos and videos from the action.

Changing Gear: News from Utility, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Hino, Snap-on

| October 22, 2014

In the market for your own flatbed but you’d like a closer look? Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. has released a new video showcasing the company’s flatbed and curtainsided trailer models. The video features information on ...

Cummins develops iPhone, iPad service app

| October 21, 2014

Cummins announced this week it has released a new app for Apple iOS devices. Dubbed QuickServe Online, it offers users easy, mobile access to Cummins’ parts options, parts catalogs and engine dataplate info for 15 ...

Kenworth adds ‘virtual driver coach’ option to T680, T880 models

| October 17, 2014

Kenworth introduced Oct. 17 a new driver coaching system that will be available in T680 and T880 models spec’d with the Paccar MX-13 engine and an automated transmission. The Driver Performance Assistant will give immediate feedback to drivers on how their operation of the truck will impact fuel economy and wear on brakes.

‘If you can’t shift, you can’t drive!’ — Readers react on transmission transition in driver training

| October 17, 2014

Is more uptake of automatic transmissions the future of the industry? Most readers weighed in on the side of manual learning in driver training, but some sung automatic praises...

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