John BaxterBusinessDana housing axle optionSystem allows axles to be adapted to either wide-base single tires or traditional duals.March 23, 2012BusinessMeritor announces alliance, new productsMeritorWABCO announced Feb. 16 it has established an alliance with Takata, and will market and distribute Takata’s vehicle sensor system in North America. The system includes the SafeTraK lane departure warning system, Driver Alertness Warning and vision-based Forward Collision Warning, as well as a web-based driver and vehicle reporting tool for the commercial vehicle market. […]February 16, 2012BusinessAllison shows new 10-speed automatic transmissionMaker says production will begin in October 2012, and ramp up to maximum levels by 2013.September 14, 2011BusinessDual-compound steer tireMichelin 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 for fuel efficiency, meeting California Air Resources Board requirements and to deliver 30 percent more mileage than competitor steer […]June 8, 2011Trucking HistoryVietnam gives first-hand appreciation of truckingOverdrive Equipment Editor John Baxter learned to drive a 5-ton truck in Vietnam, a country whose war he recalls vividly.May 27, 2011BusinessKissinger named to Shell Hall of FameFirst Hall of Fame membership goes to Jerry Kissinger, whose 1991 Mack Superliner has a million-mile-plus engine run on Shell Rotella.April 1, 2011BusinessNew valve for refrigeration unitsThermo King announced the development of an Electronic Throttling Valve, designed to reduce fuel costs, extend maintenance intervals and improve temperature control performance on its T-series single-temp truck units with scroll compressors. These units include the T-600, T-800 and T-1000. Thermo King also announced improvements to its SB-30 series refrigeration units to reduce fuel and […]April 1, 2011BusinessUltra-capacitor for truck startsMaxwell Technologies will market a device later this year called an ultra-capacitor that will replace one or two truck batteries and help start a truck, the company announced Thursday, March 31, in Louisville. The unit is dry, maintenance-free, saves weight and provides protection against no-starts, said Dennis Flynn, director marketing research and brand communications. The […]March 31, 2011BusinessExtended service interval greaseChevron Products Co. introduced an extended service interval grease called Delo Grease ESI March 31 in Louisville, Ky. Jim Gambill, manager of direct marketing, said, “Many fleets have gone to extended drain intervals. This is a new product designed to support that.” Although not a synthetic grease, Gambill described it as “a 30,000-35,000-mile grease.” Chevron […]March 31, 2011BusinessCarrier debuts refrigerated unit control systemSystem features distributed electronics for increased reliability and simpler troubleshooting.March 30, 2011Page 1 of 21Next PageTop StoriesCustom RigsHow trucking built America: The view from Scott Spear's 1969 Kenworth W900AScott Spear, who went out trucking first in 1969, helped literally haul the country into the 21st century. Now, his restored '69 Kenworth tells a story that reverberates through the very iron and steel undergirding American life.Overdrive RadioOne owner-op's long road to steady dry-bulk freight, for the whole familyCustom RigsJohn Highley’s custom specialized-freight-hauling 2018 W900LOverdrive ExtraMore freight fraud inbound? Pessimistic rates outlook sets the stageSponsor ContentCummins new for 2023.