Overdrive Staff

Partners in Business tip: Have a reserve account

The best owner-operators have at least $5,000 in reserve before they ever go into business.

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Truckers asked to name top concerns in trucking industry

ATRI gives survey respondents a list of 28 issues identified by the industry and asks for the respondent’s top three issues from the list. It also gives respondents the opportunity to include issues that are not included on the list.

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Bill Egan’s 1994 Kenworth W900L

Bill Egan uses this 1994 Kenworth W900L to haul building supplies on a flatbed out of Nashville, Tenn., for B. Egan Trucking, which Egan started in 1998. He bought this truck in 1999 and runs it daily.

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Cummins, Eaton add downsped overdrive model to SmartAdvantage powertrain offering

Alex Stucky, product strategy manager of Heavy-Duty Linehaul Transmissions for Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, says the new SmartAdvantage model is capable of the lowest cruise RPMs in the trucking industry for best in class downspeeding.

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An extra $75? BigRoad’s ELD referral program

BigRoad users (and others) can earn a $75 reward for each friend they refer to BigRoad who purchases a DashLink ELD. The friend will also earn a $25 welcome reward for becoming a new BigRoad customer.

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American Racing launches wheel series for trucks

Available with satin black or high luster polish finish

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FedEx Express driver earns Grand Champion award at National Truck Driving Championships

Roland Bloduc competed against more than 420 other truckers to win the award. He also won the Sleeper Berth class. Bolduc has been driving for over 36 years, 23 of which he’s spent with FedEx, and has more than 1.9 million safe driving miles.

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Rockwood Products’ seat base adapter plates

Cover seat bolt holes with stainless steel plates

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Mesilla Valley installs solar panels on trucks to boost fuel economy, battery life

Mesilla Valley Transportation has purchased 1,000 eNow solar energy systems for its tractors. The system uses solar panels installed on tractors to boost fuel economy and battery life and power auxiliary power units.

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Nevada DOT to open first southbound lanes of new I-11 Tuesday

The new interstate is currently planned to run from Nogales, Ariz., to Reno, Nev., along the current routes of I-19, I-10, U.S. 93 and U.S. 95.

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