Equipment

SafeConnect to power reefer units at new GSF center

Golden State Foods opened last month a distribution center that will serve about 450 McDonald’s in the Chicago area. In an initiative to make the facility more energy efficient, the facility equipped the center with SafeConnect electric standby connection systems to power the fleet’s refrigeration ...

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Geographic specialization, with Brady’s Hotshot Hauling owner-operator Jeff Ward

Atlanta-area owner-operator Jeff Ward started his hotshot business with a diesel F450 cab and chassis outfitted with a flatbed body and gooseneck-type hitch.

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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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