Equipment

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...

Drive test: Western Star’s newly released 5700XE on-highway tractor

| October 16, 2014

Western Star goes for a major style reset with its first aerodynamic tractor.

Changing Gear: Tire rewind

| October 15, 2014

This week we’re resuming Overdrive’s series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own ...

Protect your exhaust flange by keeping the throttle in check

Bruce Mallinson | October 15, 2014

I teach people to drive as if there's an egg between their foot and the throttle. Flanges take abuse, and that is why there is flex-pipe in all exhaust systems: to help alleviate the torque of both the engine and your right foot.

Navistar seeks consolidation of potential 47 lawsuits against the company over EGR-only engines

| October 10, 2014

Navistar-International has filed a motion requesting consolidation of the more than two dozen lawsuits brought against it over alleged problems with its EGR-only engine line, along with the 21 other similar lawsuits the company is expecting to come.

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