Overdrive Staff

Nearly 2,500 Freightliner, Western Star trucks recalled due to brake problems

Daimler Trucks North America has issued a recall for more than 2,000 Freightliner and Western Star trucks.

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Dashcam Central: Overdrive Magazine presents Libby Clayton’s near-miss with an overzealous four-wheeler

Arkansas-based driver Libby Clayton, a finalist in our Most Beautiful contest earlier in the year, sent a video our way documenting one of the more egregious instances of aggressive driving by one of our four-wheeled friends that she’s seen recently. Captured on her dashcam, the incident occurred during one of Clayton’s typical night hauls on “I-35W southbound in Fort Worth,” she says, the night of Wednesday, December 4. “I could see in my mirror this ...

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PIB tip: Work to improve your credit

Credit scores can be improved slowly over time. Here's how.

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Video: Rush, Mobil Delvac saluting truckers at this weekend’s NASCAR race

Rush Truck Centers and ExxonMobil will be saluting truckers leading up to this weekend’s race at the Texas Motor Speedway. Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet SS will feature a special truck-focused paint scheme. And his hauler is featured in two separate recognition videos.

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Concrete haulers granted exemption to hours-of-service provisions; fireworks haulers request one

FMCSA last week granted an exemption to ready-mix concrete haulers from the agency’s 30-minute break requirement implemented in the 2013 hours-of-service changes. It's also considering a temporary exemption for pyrotechnics haulers.

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Dayton launches DFXpedited Service

Dayton Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload services, introduced DFXpedited Service for expedited shipments to address same-day and next-day needs. DFX will use ground and air transportation – including cargo vans, tractor-trailers, same-day flights and air charters – to serve all of North America. The Dayton, Ohio-based company said 24/7 service is available for freight of any weight and dimension, including hazardous materials.

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A&R Logistics adds warehouse space

A&R Logistics of Louisville, Ky., signed a lease for an additional 70,000 square feet of warehouse space in Jeffersonville, Ind., increasing capacity to 173,000 square feet. The facility offers packaging, transloading and transportation services to bulk and packaging customers.

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Striped work horse: Arkansas owner-op’s 2006 Pete 379

When owner-operator Hughes Morin purchased his 2006 379 Peterbilt, the truck was solid red, so he created a silver and red striped paint scheme to make the truck his own.

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MATS notebook: Minimizer gives away $30k, BestPass releases new transponder

A few notes and news from last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show that we missed last week, including Minimizer's long-awaited announcement and updates from Flow Below and BestPass.

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Dashcam Central: Overdrive Magazine presents Who’s the real danger?

Overdrive "George & Wendy Show" blogger Wendy Parker had this to say about her husband George Parker's video work here: "It’s sad that we have to be so paranoid to run cameras at all, and the two we have aren’t even enough. We really need side-mounted cameras to truly cover our ass, both proverbially and literally. George did a video with just a very few of the files he has saved, and while the video ...

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