Equipment

Reader: ‘I usually hate concept trucks, but I think I would drive this one’

  |  November 18, 2012

A concept drawing of an ultra-aerodynamic tractor by Volvo yields surprising commentary from Overdrive readers.

Finding 10 mpg: Testing the Cascadia Evolution

Steve Sturgess   |  November 15, 2012

We looked at the Freightliner Cascadia here earlier this year, but this one is different. Way different.

Shell giving away calendars with oil purchase

  |  November 15, 2012

In announcing that its 2013 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar is available for purchase, the oil maker says it is giving away calendars through Nov. 30.

Expedited advantage, part 1: Equipment, carriers

  |  November 14, 2012

The time-sensitive freight niche could be one of the last profitable bastions of irregular route long-haul, offering fuel mileage and other reduced costs, more income on fewer miles and load and lane novelty.

Path of least resistance: Aero trailers gaining traction

  |  November 14, 2012

With much of the tractor aero gains already carved out from years of wind-tunnel testing and refined engineering, attention now has swung to trailers.

Crete named top vet employer

  |  November 09, 2012

The Lincoln, Neb.-based Crete Carrier Corp. has been named a Top 100 employer of former military members, says G.I. Jobs.

Suggested maintenance, inspection practices for flooded trucks

  |  November 08, 2012

Superstorm Sandy left lots of vehicles, including Class 8 trucks, subject to flooding from contaminated waters. Meritor offers a few tips on what to do if your truck has been affected.

SuperRigs 2013 calendar: Familiar face in an unfamiliar place

  |  November 08, 2012

Sneak peak at familiar faces in the Shell SuperRigs 2013 calendar, now available with an oil change at participating locations. And: Vid from the 2012 30th anniversary show in Joplin, Mo., highlighting the city's rebuilding efforts.