Equipment

Mack previews waste-haul cabover

| May 02, 2014

At the WasteExpo show, which ended May 1 in Atlanta, Mack Trucks previewed the new LR series of low-entry cabover refuse trucks.

Video log: Walk-around of Volvo’s VNX heavy haul tractor

| May 01, 2014

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts is in Asheville, N.C., this week to test drive the Volvo VNX. While there, he grabbed Volvo’s Jason Spence to do a few walk-around videos of the truck and to talk about some of its features.

Mack’s big dog: Titan primed to meet toughest challenges of construction rebound

| April 30, 2014

If you went into a lab and boiled down everything Mack Trucks has learned over the past 114 years from every battlefield, jobsite, dam and highway that have seen its trucks, you’d probably come away with a truck like the 2014 Titan By Mack.

661,000 lbs.: Now that’s heavy haul!

| April 28, 2014

These pictures tell the story of the equipment used to haul a massive steam turbine generator and other equipment from California to Agua Prieta in Mexico -- the move in process by Contractors Cargo.

Changing Gear grab bag: Facebook likes, Bluetooth weights, truck giveaways

| April 28, 2014

Kenworth Truck Co. announced that its official Facebook site surpassed 100,000 likes. The social media site is designed as a forum for information from Kenworth and thoughts from Kenworth owners and enthusiasts about their trucks. ...

CARB approves some compliance alternatives, deadline delays for owner-ops, small fleets

| April 25, 2014

CARB has voted to amend some of its emissions regulations deadlines, giving owner-operators and small fleets who financially were unable to comply with the rule some compliance alternatives.

Owner-operators speak passionately for and against CARB extensions in hearing

| April 25, 2014

Proposed amendments to delay some emissions regulations deadlines and allow alternate compliance options for small fleet owners were presented to the California Air Resources Board April 24 to consider and adopt. Trucking reps gave hours of impassioned testimony both for and against the amendments.

W900L glider rolls in log-hauling fleet

| April 25, 2014

Last year, Dan Pardovich and his brother, Ryan, took the engine and transmission from a donor truck and built a W900L glider.

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