Equipment

Buyers’ market: The truck-purchasing landscape for owner-operators

With the credit market loosened and late-model used truck prices looking better, it’s a good time to trade, but watch out for problems with emissions systems -- results from Overdrive's 2015 Truck Purchase and Lease Survey.

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Changing Gear: Updates from Kenworth, International, Mack, Freightliner

Kenworth Truck Co. wants to make sure your home away from home is as comfy as your personal residence. The truck maker recently announced that its 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is now available for order with the T680 and T880. Introduced at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking ...

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Video: Behind the wheel of Freightliner’s SuperTruck

Overdrive had the chance last month to get in cab — and behind the wheel — of Freightliner's concept SuperTruck vehicle.

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Partners in Business tip: Analyze your oil

Getting an engine oil analysis is a great way to determine engine wear problems before they cause too much damage. It can also cut costs by giving you a precise reading on whether your oil has exhausted its lifespan and needs to be changed to ...

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Kenworth TruckTech+ enters production

Every new Kenworth Class 8 truck equipped with a Paccar MX-13 engine now comes with a complimentary subscription to TruckTech+ as long as the truck is under the 2-year standard warranty.

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Equipment Spotlight: Bumpers and fenders

This month Overdrive takes a look at some recently introduced bumper and fender products designed to help you keep your truck looking and working its best. Fleetline’s polyethylene refuse fenders are constructed of high-density polyethylene and are designed to be corrosion- and UV-resistant. The fenders use ...

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Samsung latest to the table with futuristic truck tech

The system uses a wireless camera mounted on the truck’s front and transmits the video feed to four monitors built into the trailer doors.

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Changing Gear: Yokohama, Kenworth, Peterbilt, SmartTruck

Now this sounds like a union meant to keep rolling together for quite some time. Kenworth Truck Co. customers now can spec Yokohama’s all-position 101ZL, 703ZL, 709ZL, MY507, RY023, RY617, and TY517 tires when ordering their new heavy- and medium-duty conventional trucks. The tires are available ...

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