Equipment

Extra muscle: ECM reprogramming

Reprogramming your engine’s ECM can increase fuel economy and horsepower. It can also shorten engine and drivetrain life and void warranties. Is it worth the risk?

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Don’t overlook cost of a truck wash

If you wash your truck at home, you can claim the cost of household water and detergent for washing the truck as a business expense at tax time.

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Cummins to shut down facilities, reduce work force

Cummins says it's responding to a weak global economy by cutting costs while maintaining investments in growth programs with planned work week reductions, shutdowns at some manufacturing facilities and some targeted work force reductions.

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Diesel jumps 1.5 cents

After declining for two consecutive weeks, the U.S. average diesel price rose 1.5 cent to $4.094 a gallon during the week ended Monday, Oct. 8.

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Ripe & Ready: Correction and update

Ronnie King sold his 1994 Peterbilt 379 between the time we last spoke with him and our current, October 2012 issue, which features the truck in the Custom Rigs opening spread.

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Blacked-out Coronado celebrating carrier milestone

On display in the Pride & Polish area of the Charlotte Diesel Super Show in Concord, N.C., at the zMax Dragway is John Christner Trucking's 2012 Freightliner Coronado, which has been specially customized by a shop in Portland, Ore., to celebrate the carrier's 25th anniversary.

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Nine up for Truck of Year honors

Jack Roberts, executive editor for Overdrive will serve as one of the judges and will be tweeting photos and impressions throughout the day Friday

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2013 Pride & Polish championship series continues Friday

The Charlotte Diesel Super Show will play host to the second qualifying round of the 2013 Overdrive's Pride & Polish season. The show starts Friday, Oct. 5, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 6, in Concord, N.C., at the zMax Dragway adjacent to the Charlotte Motor ...

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