Equipment

The return of the low-tech truck?

Editor's note: This story was originally published Aug. 1.   In a perfect world, fleet managers and owner-operators would be breathlessly awaiting all the stunning technological vehicle innovations coming their way – ...

Kenworth adds virtual driver coach option to T680, T880 models

Kenworth has introduced a Driver Performance Assistant option for new Kenworth T680 and T880 models specified with Paccar MX-13 engines and automated transmissions. “Competition breeds improved performance. Kenworth’s Driver Performance Assistant ...

Schneider celebrates drivers at Intermodal Rodeo

The increasingly complex regulatory environment often leaves transportation companies and shippers feeling like they are competing in a Wild West–style rodeo. Which way to turn and how fast to move ...

Bendix works to promote National School Bus Safety Week

As National School Bus Safety Week puts a spotlight on efforts to improve school bus safety, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems continues to work toward bringing better active and supportive safety ...

With GHG regs on their way, high-pressure tech can help new engines perform

Fuel systems for heavy-duty diesel engines have come a long way over the last decade since the advent of federally mandated exhaust emissions standards. Their evolution will continue over the ...

Class 8 orders in September strongest in nearly a decade

North American Class 8 truck net orders last month came in at 24,477 units according to data from FTR – the best September mark since 2005. According to preliminary data orders were ...

Trucking in 1980: The Golden Age Ends

By 1980, trucker caps and cowboy hats were all the rage and Overdrive was slowing morphing into a more business-oriented magazine. But the gorgeous girls and glitzy trucks remained staples ...

Navistar asks court to consolidate 26 lawsuits against its EGR-only engines, says 21 more could come

Navistar-International has filed a motion requesting consolidation of the more than two dozen lawsuits brought against it over alleged problems with its EGR-only engine line, along with the 21 other ...

Prime purchases 2,500 Utility reefer trailers

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, announce its largest single trailer order purchased by Prime Inc. Founded in 1970 and based in Springfield, Missouri, Prime is one of the most successful refrigerated, flatbed, and ...

ATDynamics’ full-length TrailerTails permitted in Canada

Andrew Smith hopes "trailer tails" will become the standard in the trucking industry, just as winglets have become the standard for the airline industry. Winglets reduce the wind drag of ...

Navistar announces upgrades to OnCommand, new fuel-efficiency spec for ProStar

Navistar announced several enhancements to its OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics and fuel efficiency upgrades to its ProStar during a press conference at the 2014 American Trucking Associations’ 2014 Management Conference ...

Trucking in 1973: The Golden Age Begins

By 1973, CCJ's sister trucking magazine Overdrive was an independent book that had hit on the formula for success that would drive it through the remainder of the decade: Girls ...

WWII Army truck still rolling on original Timken bearings

When French resident Thierry Becker began his latest vehicle restoration project, a U.S. World War II military wrecker built in 1942, he made a discovery. After seven decades, the truck’s ...

St. Paul, Minn., dealership celebrates 65 years with Kenworth

Many trips down memory lane were taken when Rihm Kenworth recently celebrated its 65th year as a Kenworth dealer. The St. Paul, Minn.-based dealership held an event that featured the ...

Hankook Tire announces veterans outreach program

Hankook Tire America has announced its commitment to DAV (Disabled American Veterans) to help provide services to veterans of all generations. As a sponsor of the DAV’s Mobile Service Office ...