Jack RobertsBusinessEquipment Spotlight: Auxiliary power unitsAnti-idling laws now are the norm across the country and are so firmly entrenched in the public’s mind that parked trucks with engines running – once so commonplace, they attracted little if any notice – stand out starkly in cities and neighborhoods. But for long-haul truckers, anti-idling laws created a big problem: Staying comfortable during […]October 30, 2015EquipmentKenworth W900 Icon test drive: A classic, rebornSome old-school owner-operators are more than happy to take a fuel economy penalty for the honor of driving something like a W900. That leads us to the Icon 900 – a special-edition W900 unveiled this year. Here’s Overdrive’s test drive.August 4, 2015EquipmentTexas two-step: Driving Freightliner SD modelsTest-run in the Freightliner 114SD unladen and a 108SD in a loaded dump application: Freightliner leaned hard on its highway tractors to develop the SD vocational line. That’s a good thing.May 1, 2015BusinessVolvo updates I-Shift, unveils liftable axle system for 6×2 applicationsVolvo launched several new initiatives at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., March 26, including a specialized I-Shift automated transmission for severe duty applications and a new Adaptive Loading System based around an automatically-controlled 6×2 liftable forward axle.March 26, 2015BusinessCummins previews 2017 15L engine, announces cross-country roadshowCummins kicked off the Mid-America Trucking Show this week by previewing its 2017 model 15-liter ISX engine, which it says is already fully compliant with the 2017 EPA deadline to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase fuel economy.March 25, 2015BusinessDetroit unveils safety system that alerts drivers, brakes autonomouslyDetroit showed off last week its new Assurance safety system, an active system that uses radar to scan the highway in front of a truck to adjust cruising speed, alert drivers of fast closure rate and brake autonomously, if needed, to avoid a crash.November 17, 2014EquipmentDrive test: Western Star’s newly released 5700XE on-highway tractorWestern Star goes for a major style reset with its first aerodynamic tractor.October 16, 2014EquipmentMack introduces updated telematics, diagnostics packageMack announced a major expansion package to its GuardDog Connect fleet telematics system. The company’s new Mack Fleet Management Services is a suite of software and technology offerings made possible by an initial partnership with Telogis.September 30, 2014EquipmentGaining an advantage: Kenworth’s updated T680 has integrated drivetrain, improved aerodynamicsKenworth recently sent its T680 highway tractor back to the drawing board. The resulting T680 Advantage builds on the truck’s already slippery profile while adding internal and external enhancements for increased efficiency and fuel economy in long-haul applications.September 16, 2014BusinessPhoto, video: Western Star introduces re-designed on-highway tractorWestern Star unveiled Sept. 11 its new 5700XE tractor, which the truck maker says is designed for driver comfort and equipped with an array of modern tech.September 11, 2014Page 1 of 11Next PageTop StoriesTrucking LawTrucking Law: How to protect your business after a crashExperiencing an accident is every owner-operator’s worst nightmare, and in the heat of the moment it's easy for even professionals to act against their interests. When you get involved in an accident, immediately begin to legally protect yourself.Custom RigsLil' Ray's Transport: Five custom classics caught at Merced truck showOverdrive ExtraOwner-op finds Chicago container hauling, long-term, more lucrative than OTRTrucker of the YearEnter Overdrive's 2023 Trucker of the Year competitionSponsor ContentEngineered for superior calls in high-noise environments.