Equipment

CARB set to enforce aero add-on rule for 2011-2013 trucks and trailers

Photos, video: CCJ takes Peterbilt’s new 579 EPIQ for a test drive

CCJ Equipment Editor Jack Roberts is at Peterbilt headquarters in Denton, Texas, this week to get the details on Peterbilt's new 579 EPIQ tractor and take it for a test ...

Ryder opens new Charlotte, NC, maintenance and rental facility

Ryder System, Inc. announced the opening of its new maintenance and rental facility in Charlotte, N.C. – Ryder’s third operating location in the area.  The facility provides state-of-the-art maintenance and rental ...

Peterbilt unveils Model 220 clear frame rail package

Peterbilt’s new medium-duty Model 220 can now be spec’d with a clear frame rail package that provides up to 10 inches of additional frame rail space (versus the previous clear ...

Carrier Transicold boosts reefer unit warranties

Carrier Transicold has enhanced the warranty coverage for its Vector trailer refrigeration units.  “Vector systems deliver dual benefits of reduced maintenance and higher system reliability because they are less complex ...

Bendix receives Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is the recipient of the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award for Overall Best Supplier of Advanced Safety Systems for Heavy-Duty Trucks. Frost & Sullivan honored ...

Hino Trucks celebrates 30th anniversary in U.S.

Hino Trucks reached a milestone of 30 years in business in the United States. Founded in 1984 as a limited distributorship with responsibility for importing class 4 through 7 cab-over ...

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 ...