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Famous Truck Drivers

Famous Truck Drivers

Betcha didn't know these famous people drove truck! Charles Bronson   It's not hard to picture one of Hollywood's most manly actors, Charles Bronson, behind the wheel of a big rig. After his service during WW2 Bronson drove a freight truck while bouncing from job...

Maintenance Tips for Diesel Engines

Maintenance Tips for Diesel Engines

As your partners in maintenance, Overdrive understands that your truck is your livelihood. If you have a diesel engine you know how important regular maintenance is on the life of your truck.   Top 5 Maintenance Tips For Diesel Engines Monitor your Coolant One of...

What makes the dyno better?

What makes the dyno better?

We get this question a lot at Overdrive What makes the dyno better? First let us explain what the dyno is: A dyno, or dynamometer as it’s also known, is a device that we can use to apply a load to an engine to simulate how the engine operates when we drive on the road...

If you got it, a truck brought it

If you got it, a truck brought it

Sound those air horns proud truck drivers, you're keeping us moving! These uncertain times have really got us here at Overdrive thinking about that one important element that helps the world come together in strength to combat this largely unknown disease; that being...

Responding to COVID-19

Responding to COVID-19

As your partners in maintenance, Overdrive Heavy Duty is committed to keeping our customers, maintenance crew and staff safe as we respond to the current COVID-19 situation. Overdrive is committed to following the regulations set in place by the Government of Alberta,...

Heavy-Duty Engine Rebuild | What Owner-Ops Should Know

Heavy-Duty Engine Rebuild | What Owner-Ops Should Know

It's every owner-operator and fleet manager’s worst nightmare. Your truck has been running rough, losing coolant and blowing black smoke. You bring it to your local heavy duty repair shop and after diagnosis, they tell you your engine is tired and you need an engine...

Becoming a Heavy Equipment Technician in Alberta

Becoming a Heavy Equipment Technician in Alberta

Do you have a love of all things trucks? Does watching an excavator lifting 10 Tons of earth without hesitating fill you with a sense of excitement? Do you find yourself taking things apart to see their inner workings or to try to fix them yourself? If you answered...

Fleet Maintenance | How To Lower Costs and Save Your Company Money

Fleet Maintenance | How To Lower Costs and Save Your Company Money

Whether your fleet is 10 trucks or 50, being a fleet manager is a daunting task. You are responsible for recruiting new drivers, record-keeping, managing all employees, route scheduling and even tracking truck repairs and fleet maintenance costs.  There is obviously...

Advances In Truck Technology | What’s New in 2020

Advances In Truck Technology | What’s New in 2020

From Alexander Winton’s first semi-truck built in 1899 to the newest models in 2020, technology in the trucking industry has grown immensely throughout the years. The very first semi consisted of a short-wheeled automobile and a cart attached to the back. They were...

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