Equipment

Detroit announces new integrated powertrain package for Freightliner Cascadia

| May 22, 2014

Detroit announced Thursday a new fully integrated powertrain package that includes its DD15 engine, DT12 automated manual transmission and Detroit axles.

Video log: Truck races, Ferrari test drive, Meritor’s Italian axle plant

| May 22, 2014

Overdrive Executive Editor Jack Roberts is in Milan, Italy, this week visiting a Meritor test lab. Here are videos he's shot on his trip, including some of checking out Ferraris and Lamborghinis at a nearby track and some footage from the European truck racing circuit.

Changing Gear: Updates from Yokohama, Truck-Lite, Amsoil, Fontaine Modification, Rotary Lift

| May 19, 2014

Drivers looking for Yokohama Tire Corp.’s ultra-wide base tires have a new source: Love’s Travel Stop network. YTC announced that Love’s – which has 191 Truck Tire Care locations nationwide – will carry two UWB ...

Next-gen oil test: Shell highlights benefits, durability in engine teardown eventImage Gallery

| May 15, 2014

Can the fuel economy and emissions reductions benefits of lower viscosity engine oil -- thinner oil, essentially -- be realized without sacrificing durability and, thus, engine life? It's a question that's faced oil makers since development ...

Changing Gear: ACT Expo highlights from Freightliner, Kenworth, Eaton, Chart, dHybrid, Penske

| May 12, 2014

The annual Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo normally tends to be a fleet-centric affair, with discussions and product rollouts that pertain mostly to more sizable trucking companies. But for owner-operators interested in exploring alternative fuels ...

Study touts benefits of in-cab camera system with paired driver training

| May 08, 2014

The Lytx company-commissioned analysis conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute showed use of the DriveCam system could potentially reduce commercial-motor-vehicle crashes by as much as a third annually.

International sells 500 LoneStars to Celadon

| May 08, 2014

In what the company has said is its largest sale ever, Navistar announced it has sold 500 International LoneStar on-highway tractors to Celadon Trucking Services.

Lawsuits allege Caterpillar concealed defects in 2007-2010 engines

| May 07, 2014

Lawsuits filed against Caterpillar claim that its 2007-2010 year model ACERT C13 and C15 engines were defective and that the company concealed the information from buyers and owners.

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