Overdrive Staff

Australian hauler’s ’96 Western Star 4964

Daniel Franklin runs this 1996 Western Star 4964 outside of Sydney, Australia, hauling mostly bulk food starch, timber, car tires and food products. Franklin says he runs between 2,800 and 3,250 miles a week in the truck. The truck is powered by a 525-horsepower Cummins N14 and an Eaton 18-speed. The truck is almost the same as it was new with a King Bars bullbar on the front and Australian spec raised air breathers with ...

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Averitt Express drivers’ donations to St. Jude topped $500k in 2016

The donations were made through the company’s employee giving program, Averitt Cares for Kids. More than 86 percent of the company’s employees donate $1 every week as part of the program.

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Overdrive accepting submissions for annual singing trucker contest

Back for a fourth year, Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search is looking for truckers who love to sing.

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Maine to lower I-295 speed limit

MaineDOT says it raised the speed limit in 2014 and has since seen a 29 percent increase in crashes, along with a 6.4 percent increase in traffic volume.

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Trucker sentenced to 10 years in prison for 2014 crash that killed five

Francisco Espinal-Quiroz pleaded guilty in November to five counts of reckless homicide and falsifying logbook entries, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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PrePass adds Texas tolls to services

In order to take advantage of PrePass for Texas tolls, PrePass Plus users must opt in to the new services and complete an authorization form.

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Nearly 56,000 U.S. bridges in need of repairs, new report says

Approximately 1,900 bridges along the United States’ interstate system are deemed structurally deficient, a fraction of the nearly 56,000 bridges across the U.S. with the same designation, according to a report released by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

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GPS Insight launches new ELD system

Some features on the ELD include messaging, which allows drivers to communicate with dispatch; navigation; and GPS tracking.

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Love’s opens new locations in Illinois, Utah

The Utah location, at exit 363 on I-15 in Brigham City, offers truckers 94 truck parking spaces, and the Illinois store, located in Greenup along I-70 at exit 119, offers 92 truck parking spaces.

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Amazon looking to recruit small carriers this week in Nashville

Amazon logistics representatives will be on site Wednesday and Thursday (Feb. 22 and 23) at the Rush Truck Center outside Nashville, looking to recruit small regional Class 8 carriers interested in working with Amazon.

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