Overdrive Staff

Arizona crews narrowing section of I-40 to one lane through March

The I-40 Rock-Fall Mitigation Safety Project began this week on westbound I-40 near Joseph City, ADOT says. The interstate will be narrowed to one lane at milemarker 279 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Driver named Highway Angel for helping motorist who had stroke

Jerry Ginter helped a driver who had a stroke get out of his vehicle to safety.

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Kevin Parker’s 2016 Peterbilt 389

Sitting on a 275-inch wheelbase, the truck features a diamond-plated deck plate, a Texas-style bumper and custom tarp boxes.

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Trucking rap sheet: Carrier owner arrested for $1M in unpaid tolls, Pa. med examiner suspended

A New Jersey trucking company owner was recently arrested for having more than $1 million in unpaid tolls and fees accrued over a 13-month period, and a Pennsylvania woman accused of continuing to perform CDL medical exams after being suspended by the state has been suspended by the FMCSA.

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Partners in Business tip: Keep an escrow account for maintenance costs

Every good preventive maintenance schedule begins with a maintenance escrow savings account. A good formula for this ties the age of the truck to cents-per-mile savings.

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Four weeks left to submit nominations in Overdrive contest recognizing female truckers

Contest recognizing female drivers accepting nominations through Feb. 15.

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Trucker helps woman deliver baby at truck stop, named Highway Angel

When he entered the restroom, he found a woman on the floor in labor with her husband trying to help. He laid towels down under the woman while her mother encouraged her, and after a few pushes, a baby girl was delivered.

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Mack’s updates mDrive transmission with auto neutral, rolling start features

Mack Trucks announced at World of Concrete in Las Vegas Tuesday it will make rolling start and auto neutral standard on all Mack mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD transmissions.

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DOT soliciting drug test results from random carriers

The random selection is part of FMCSA’s annual Drug and Alcohol Information Survey. The results of the survey are used to determine random drug testing rates for the next year.

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Winter storm prompts hours suspension for certain truckers in Oklahoma

The emergency declaration was issued Thursday, Jan. 12, and is effective through Feb. 11. The declaration says direct assistance only applies to the "restoration of essential services" such as electrical, sewer, water and telecommunications, and for essential supplies such as feed, food and fuel.

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