Equipment

Alt fuel ‘reality check’: Cheaper diesel drives down interest in natural gas

| November 25, 2014

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 23 percent of units sold by 2025.

Changing Gear: Lubricants and coolants rewind

| November 19, 2014

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 ...

What’s your take on autonomous truck platooning? ATRI wants to know

| November 17, 2014

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.

Detroit unveils safety system that alerts drivers, brakes autonomously

| November 17, 2014

Detroit showed off last week its new Assurance safety system, an active system that uses radar to scan the highway in front of a truck to adjust cruising speed, alert drivers of fast closure rate and brake autonomously, if needed, to avoid a crash.

Werner unveils latest military-themed truck

| November 14, 2014

Werner unveiled this week its latest Freedom-themed truck, dubbed Ride for Honor. The truck is the fourth installment in the fleet’s Operation Freedom fleet of military-wrapped trucks.

FMCSA survey results: Carrier harassment minimal with e-logs, drivers report slightly higher harassment rate

| November 13, 2014

Truck operators who use electronic logging devices instead of paper logs are more likely to experience harassment from their carriers in the form of interrupted off-duty time, according to a Nov. 13-released report.

Podcast: Legal delays as CARB rules ‘go hard-fast’Podcast

| November 13, 2014

As lawsuits against the California Air Resources Board hit the same technical "buzzsaw" and get delayed and delayed, notes Joe Rajkovacz of the CCTA, deadlines for rules compliance come and go.

Western Star suspension option update

| November 12, 2014

Neway ADZ Series drive axle suspensions by SAF-Holland are available as an option for Western Star 4800, 4900 and 6900 models.

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