Equipment

Dana Spicer’s AdvanTek 40 available on Peterbilt heavy-duty models

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced that Dana Spicer’s AdvanTek 40 tandem drive axle now is available for all of its heavy-duty truck models, including Models 587, 579, 567, 389, 384, 382, 367, 365, 348 and 320. Peterbilt said the AdvanTek’s efficient axle design and gearing, combined ...

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Envirolution provides fuel system cleaner update

Envirolution recently took a few moments to update Overdrive on the company’s Diesel Fuel System Cleaning Equipment designed for light- to heavy-duty diesel fuel systems for enhanced fuel efficiency. The double-filtration system is engineered to interrupt diesel fuel flow for cleaning and to loop back automatically ...

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FMCSA to begin field testing wireless roadside inspection tech next year, looking for participants

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s testing of wireless roadside inspection technology will enter its third and final phase in December 2015, when it will over the course of a year perform roadside inspections of logbooks, licenses and more as trucks continue to move at ...

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Volvo halts natural gas due to market demands

Volvo announced this week it is placing on hold its plans to launch a compression-ignited liquefied natural gas engine in North America, saying it is adapting its plans to the pace of the alt fuel market in the U.S. and Canada.

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Mack introduces updated telematics, diagnostics package

Mack announced a major expansion package to its GuardDog Connect fleet telematics system. The company’s new Mack Fleet Management Services is a suite of software and technology offerings made possible by an initial partnership with Telogis.

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Owner-operators, what’s your current fuel mileage?

What kind of mileage are you getting currently? This poll probes the variation in fuel economy around the industry among Overdrive readers.

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Changing Gear: Wabco’s innovations from across the pond

Since they happened overseas while most of us were asleep, you might have missed last week’s announcements by Wabco, which chose last week’s IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 event in Hanover, Germany, to roll out a wide array of safety and fuel efficiency technologies to help ...

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Webasto, USTDTS team for fuel efficiency curriculum in driving schools

Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America announced a partnership with United States Truck Driving Training Schools to develop and deliver a curriculum to educate truck driving students about how to save money on fuel and better the environment with idle reduction technology. Webasto said that with ...

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