Equipment

Changing Gear: Updates from Kenworth, Dana, Bendix, Fontaine, Snap-on

| August 04, 2014

Kenworth made a lot of headlines last week. First, the truck maker has added Dana’s Spicer AdvanTek 40 tandem axle for new Class 8 pickup-and-delivery, regional haul and linehaul trucks equipped with the Kenworth AG380 ...

David Adkins’ 2013 glider gets a homeImage Gallery

| August 01, 2014

After seeing Overdrive's original article on Landstar-leased David Adkins' terminal cancer diagnosis and subsequent attempts to sell his 2013 Coronado glider, fellow Landstar BCO John Rentz is making moves to pick the truck up...

Freightliner making Cummins’ nat gas engine available for severe duty truck

| July 30, 2014

Daimler Trucks North America this week announced the availability of the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine as a factory-installed option for the Freightliner 114SD severe-duty truck beginning in 2015.

Gliders 101: Five common questions about glider kits answered

| July 29, 2014

Today’s glider kits are taking off, offering the same amenities and similar resale value and warranties as dealer trucks. One of the biggest attractions lies under the hood. Answers to these five questions will prime you for shopping.

Mack opening new Texas dealership

| July 29, 2014

Mack Trucks this week announced it will open a new dealership in August in Cotulla, Texas. The 40,000-sq.-ft. Valley Truck Center facility will be located at 206 W FM 468, off Exit 67 on Interstate ...

Video: Tablet-controlled tractor-trailer, automated-manual transmission test drive

| July 29, 2014

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts was in Germany earlier this month hanging out with the folks from ZF, where the transmission maker introduced a new automated-transmission and a tractor-trailer equipped with a system that allows ...

Navistar introduces used truck reconditioning, resale program

Lucas Deal | July 28, 2014

The company has introduced Diamond Renewed, a comprehensive inspection and mechanical reconditioning process for International used trucks taken in via trade that it says will improve the value and marketability of the trucks when returned to the wholesale, retail and dealer marketplaces.

Changing Gear: Distribution team-ups from Navistar-Eaton, Fontaine-Mainstay, Vipar-Penray, Piedmont-Continental, Philatron-CED

| July 28, 2014

We’ve been hearing from a lot of OEMs and vendors who are collaborating on distribution solutions to make a few top-notch and highly desired products a little more accessible to truckers. This week, let’s highlight ...

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