| June 29, 2011

Lady Butterfly, a 1974 Kenworth conventional, was owned by John Mann, of East Canton, Ohio, when the tractor was Overdrive’s Tractor of the Month in September 1980. See more trucks from past issues at www.overdriveretro.com.

Filter system

| June 27, 2011

The Fuel Preporator II filter removes large particulate contaminants from diesel fuel using proprietary Demand Flow Technology. The filter is designed to operate at flows and pressures beyond the engine’s maximum requirements. It receives fuel ...

| June 22, 2011

Todd Easterling of Caldwell, Texas, hauls steel coils and lumber from the East Coast to the Midwest for WTI Transport in this 2002 International 9900I. Big Bertha is powered by a 475-hp Caterpillar and a ...

| June 15, 2011

Drew Jorgensen and his father take turns hauling their own sheep around Utah, California and Colorado in this 2008 Kenworth 900L. The family owns about 3,000 sheep on its Utah ranch. The truck is equipped ...

In-cab computing system

| June 13, 2011

PeopleNet has introduced a more efficient, more compact version of its BLU in-cab computing system. PeopleNet CEO Ron Konezny said the BLU.2 onboard computing system is 65 percent lighter, thinner and provides better extreme temperature performance ...

Super single tire

| June 13, 2011

The G278 MSD super single tire is designed for tough and severe-duty vocational applications and features a crisscross tread design that offers improved off-road traction and helps pump water from the tread. The grooved angles ...

SmartWay certified drive tire

| June 10, 2011

The M657 on-highway drive axle position tire is EPA SmartWay certified. The tire uses the company’s e-balance technology and has a stiffer belt package and bead construction. The tire fits both single and twin drive-axle ...

Dual-compound steer tire

| June 08, 2011

Michelin introduced its XZA3 + Evertread steer tire June 8, incorporating a “dual-compound” tread design. Ted Becker, director of marketing for Michelin America’s Truck Tires, said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay certified tire is designed ...

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