Overdrive Staff

ELD mandate: Sounding the death knell for the American driver

An op-ed from Overdrive reader owner-operator Devin Combs of Bloomington, Ind.: "This electronic logging device situation is just one more cost that I can't endure and a headache that I don't have time for."

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Steve Marino’s 2007 Peterbilt 379

The truck, powered by a Caterpillar C15 and a 10-speed Eaton autoshift, is used to haul petroleum products around northern Illinois and the Chicagoland area.

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Love’s opens ninth Virginia location

Love's Travel Stops this week opened its ninth Virginia location in Talleysville, approximately 20 miles east of Richmond on I-64 at exit 211.

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Trucker named Highway Angel for performing CPR on fellow driver

Chris Lemaire witnessed another trucker collapse in a truck stop and began performing CPR until paramedics arrived on the scene.

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Roehl offering $10,000 sign-on bonus to experienced drivers

The bonuses will be paid out in $500 increments beginning with the completion of the first load hauled. Subsequent $500 payments will be made every 10,000 miles.

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Trucking rap sheet: Trucking co. owners indicted for evading OOS order, bribery scheme, more

Utah trucking company owners were indicted for allegedly evading an out-of-service order, Virginia trucking company owners were indicted for a bribery scheme with Virginia DOT employees and a former FMCSA employee was convicted of bank fraud.

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POLL: Do hours rules/company pressures ever lead you to feel forced to drive tired?

Given the peculiarities of the hours rule, the incoming ELD mandate and difficulty balancing the business necessities of safety and on-time deliveries, how often do you feel forced to run when you otherwise might be resting?

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Driver honored for pulling motorist away from burning pickup truck

Parada then grabbed the driver and pulled him away from the pickup, just before it exploded. The driver of the pickup sustained burns to his knees, feet and arms.

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Dedicated ELD from Coretex self-certified

The Coretext ELD is "compatible with all vehicle types and has been written from the ground up by Coretex engineers," the company says. The platform uses the company’s existing range of in-vehicle hardware for active fleet management.

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Partners in Business tip: When to upgrade your truck

Rules of thumb on when it's time to trade your old rig for a newer one.

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