Equipment

EPA sued over biodiesel push

The American Petroleum Institute has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its September-announced mandate that 1.28 billion gallons of biodiesel be used in 2013.

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Owner-operators and multiple-truck ownership

Among the one-third of owner-operators who say they’ve owned more than one truck at some point, less than half owned more than two.

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Used parts gaining traction with owner-operators

Used and refurbished parts are catching on as a maintenance alternative for owner-operators due in large part to harsh economic conditions.

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

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

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Finding 10 mpg: Testing the Cascadia Evolution

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

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Shell giving away calendars with oil purchase

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.

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Expedited advantage, part 1: Equipment, carriers

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.

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Path of least resistance: Aero trailers gaining traction

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.

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