Equipment

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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Equipment Spotlight: Auxiliary power units

Anti-idling laws now are the norm across the country and are so firmly entrenched in the public’s mind that parked trucks with engines running – once so commonplace, they attracted little if any notice – stand out starkly in cities and neighborhoods. But for long-haul truckers, ...

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Nearly 11,000 trucks being recalled in Fontaine fifth wheel recall

All major North American truck manufacturers have issued recalls for certain trucks equipped with Fontaine Ultra LT Fifth Wheel connectors, which were recalled by Fontaine in September.

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