Jack RobertsBusinessHands on with Navistar’s latest transmission optionsOverdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts takes International ProStars for a test drive — one powered by the Cummins-Eaton Smart Advantage powertrain and the other with Navistar’s MaxxForce 13 and the Allison TC10 automated-manual transmission.July 22, 2014BusinessAPU maker Idle Free acquired by PTIPhillips & Temro Industries, a portfolio company of Audax Group, announced that it has completed the acquisition of APU manufacturer Idle Free Systems Inc.July 16, 2014BusinessZF highlights remote-controlled trucks, new transmissionZF showed off a wide array of new systems this week, but the highlights are an all-new dual-clutch automated manual transmission and the new Smart Truck Maneuvering System, which allows trucks to be “driven” remotely with a tablet computer.July 9, 2014BusinessSelf-driving trucks are here: Daimler introduces ‘Highway Pilot’ autonomous truckSpeculation about autonomous — or “driverless” — vehicles has been commonplace in the trucking industry for years. Now, Daimler has made this concept a reality.July 3, 2014BusinessHoses and belts: How to avoid premature failure and maximize the lifeTruck engines are hellish environments, so overlooking belts and hoses is an invitation to disaster. Since good maintenance is no guarantee against premature failure, knowledgeable technicians know to change out belts or hoses if even a hint of trouble is spotted.June 26, 2014BusinessConsultant: New CSA wave washing ashoreRegulatory compliance expert Jeff Davis says a virtual tsunami of regulations directly or indirectly related to CSA has begun to hit the trucking industry.June 25, 2014BusinessOvercoming the ‘gap’: A big obstacle still remains in truck-trailer aerodynamicsWhile bumper-mounted air dams, wheel coverings and trailer side skirts and tails have improved airflow underneath and around tractor-trailers dramatically, the trailer gap remains a stubborn aerodynamic challenge for engineers.June 17, 2014Overdrive ExtraSpec’ing an inverter – and other quickie video tipsOverdrive’s 30-second-vid series stems from the notion that “Money flows from knowledge.” The more you know about your truck – and the separate systems that all must work together to make a cross-country trip both successful and profitable — the better off you’re going to be.June 9, 2014BusinessKenworth designs lightweight T680 52-inch mid-roof sleeperOperating a lightweight vehicle is a ‘must-have’ for many over-the-road operators in the trucking industry, especially in LTL and regional haul applications. To address that need, Kenworth Truck Company announces the availability of a lightweight configuration for the Kenworth T680 52-inch mid-roof sleeper. “We exhibited a lightweight spec’d Kenworth T680 52-inch sleeper at this year’s […]June 7, 2014BusinessTough enough: Volvo’s VNX easily transitions from on-road to off with I-Shift transmissionEquipment Editor Jack Roberts recently took Volvo’s versatile VNX for a test spin pulling with flatbed loaded with 77,500 pounds of concrete blocks around 6 and 7 percent grades on Interstate 26 in Tennessee. Here’s what he found.May 29, 2014Previous PagePage 2 of 11Next PageTop StoriesCustom RigsInside the rebuild of this stunning K100E caboverJ.R. Schleuger did the custom work on the build, inspired by childhood memories of his father's cabover. It's the only COE he's rebuilt, and he said he plans to keep it that way due to the difficulty involved compared to a conventional.RegulationsFMCSA boss nominee Joshi weighs in on the COVID hours waiver, trucking oversight, port congestion, moreTrucking History60 years ago this month, Overdrive's first issueChannel 19Scenes from first-annual SHE Trucking Expo in TennesseeSponsor ContentWhy Green APU?