Equipment

Voting opens for Overdrive’s Most Beautiful contest

An Iraqi war veteran, a cancer survivor and a former police officer are among the nearly 80 smart, tough, independent women who have entered Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest.

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New one-truck portable tarping system

Owner-operator John Rodriguez, with business partner Willie Lancon, designed the Roller Rak portable tarping machine following a couple falls while tarping that could have been disasters.

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Photos: Best of the show trucks at Mid-America

Though it's the second day of spring, the clouds, brisk wind and 40-degree weather in Louisville, Ky., would have you convinced otherwise. That didn't stop dozens of show truck owners from showing and thousands of Mid-America Truck Show attendees from walking and gaping at the rigs ...

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Blast from the past at MATS: 1928 Hendrickson 6×2 tractor

Here are a few photos of a 1928 Hendrickson 6x2 cab and chassis at the Mid-America Trucking Show. This truck has real wood on it. Here's some stats about it: Waukesha six-cylinder gasoline engine Brown and Lipe four-speed transmission 30,000 pound capacity Vacuum assist brakes Vacuum-operated two-stage fuel system

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Firestone reenters truck market with radial line

Firestone dropped the curtain on three new truck tires designed to offer drivers and small fleets a fuel-efficient replacement option, the company announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., marking its return to the trucking industry. Matt Frank, head of product marketing ...

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Utility introduces new side skirt

Utility Trailer introduced its 120A-4 advanced aerodynamic side skirt design at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The skirt is U.S. EPA SmartWay-verified to achieve greater than 5 percent fuel savings and can be used in combination with low rolling resistance tires on Utility trailers ...

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Detroit launches Million Mile Club

Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) introduced its Million Mile Club, a new ownership community that thanks long-time Detroit engine drivers for their loyalty, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. this week. The program was launched in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of Detroit. Membership is open ...

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Kenworth offering expenses paid trip, T880 test drive

Kenworth announced that it will award prize winners with an all-expenses paid trip and tour for two to the Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, to test drive the new Kenworth T880.

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