Equipment

Peterbilt opens Model 579 online configuration tool

Peterbilt announced last week that truck buyers can now fully spec Model 579s with a new interactive configuration tool on peterbilt.com. Users can select sleeper options, interior trim packages, exterior color, axles, aerodynamic fairings, headlamps, bright options and performance levels of the Paccar MX-13 engine. Users can ...

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Changing Gear: Updates from Kenworth, Dana, Bendix, Fontaine, Snap-on

Kenworth made a lot of headlines last week. First, the truck maker has added Dana’s Spicer AdvanTek 40 tandem axle for new Class 8 pickup-and-delivery, regional haul and linehaul trucks equipped with the Kenworth AG380 or AG400L suspension. The AdvanTek 40 axle incorporates a gearing ...

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David Adkins’ 2013 glider gets a home

After seeing Overdrive's original article on Landstar-leased David Adkins' terminal cancer diagnosis and subsequent attempts to sell his 2013 Coronado glider, fellow Landstar BCO John Rentz is making moves to pick the truck up...

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Freightliner making Cummins’ nat gas engine available for severe duty truck

Daimler Trucks North America this week announced the availability of the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine as a factory-installed option for the Freightliner 114SD severe-duty truck beginning in 2015.

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Gliders 101: Five common questions about glider kits answered

Today’s glider kits are taking off, offering the same amenities and similar resale value and warranties as dealer trucks. One of the biggest attractions lies under the hood. Answers to these five questions will prime you for shopping.

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Mack opening new Texas dealership

Mack Trucks this week announced it will open a new dealership in August in Cotulla, Texas. The 40,000-sq.-ft. Valley Truck Center facility will be located at 206 W FM 468, off Exit 67 on Interstate 35, mid-way between San Antonio and Laredo. The new facility will ...

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Video: Tablet-controlled tractor-trailer, automated-manual transmission test drive

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts was in Germany earlier this month hanging out with the folks from ZF, where the transmission maker introduced a new automated-transmission and a tractor-trailer equipped with a system that allows remote controlled operation of the vehicle via a tablet computer.  Roberts ...

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Navistar introduces used truck reconditioning, resale program

The company has introduced Diamond Renewed, a comprehensive inspection and mechanical reconditioning process for International used trucks taken in via trade that it says will improve the value and marketability of the trucks when returned to the wholesale, retail and dealer marketplaces.

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