Overdrive Staff

President Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

President Obama informed the Senate today (Feb. 24) that he has vetoed a bill passed this month that would have approved the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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TCA commits to hiring 50k military vets

The Truckload Carriers Association, in partnership with Hiring Our Heroes and FASTPORT, has announced a commitment on behalf of its 700 member companies to hire 50,000 veterans and military spouses into the trucking industry over the next four years.

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TMC news roundup: Cummins and Eaton further partnership, Michelin introduces tire monitoring program and more

The 2015 Technology and Maintenance Council was held last week in Nashville, Tenn., where industry manufacturers like Cummins, Michelin, Meritor, Dana and others made announcements about new products or services.

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FMCSA shuts down another small carrier following investigation revealing widespread violations

A small Colorado-based fleet has become the latest to be shut down by federal regulators, following a compliance investigation that revealed disregard for key safety regulations, FMCSA announced this week.

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DumpTruckLoads.com board launches

A new construction industry start-up from Pennsylvania has launched a dump-truck-specific load board as an online service, accessible from both desktop and mobile browsers, that enables members to find trucks or loads. Dump truck owners can receive real-time load notifications via e-mail and text message from DumpTruckLoads.com, allowing them to work with contractors outside of their network and to contact the contractor as quickly as possible, securing work for their trucks. Dump truck owners are also able to ...

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As labor negotiations at West Coast ports stall, Teamsters say they’ll support truckers in work stoppage

Labor negotiations between dockworkers and port company managers have hit another snag in their ongoing — and now nearly six-month-long — labor negotiations, and the struggle between the two parties to strike an agreement could lead to work stoppages, either in the form of a lockout by managers or a strike by workers.

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Permanent hours-of-service fix, minimum driver age, highway funding top ATA agenda for 2015

In addition to a more long-term hours-of-service fix, Osiecki says ATA will promote increasing fuel taxes to boost highway funding, building a national freight plan, lowering the legal age to obtain a CDL and dealing with federal emissions standards.

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ACT offering holiday pay, free family rides, layover pay

American Central Transport company drivers now receive $100-per-day holiday pay while they are at home for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. If a company driver is driving on any of those days, he or she will receive holiday pay in addition to the mileage pay they earn. Also, ACT family members now may ride free, doing away with the former family rider pass fee. Also, company drivers for the ...

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Drivewyze available at Florida ag inspection sites

Drivewyze announced that eligible commercial carriers now can use its PreClear bypass service to bypass 22 agricultural inspection stations in Florida, in addition to 440 weigh stations and inspection sites in 33 states across the country. Drivewyze recently reached an agreement with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement to allow qualified fleets to bypass agriculture inspection sites through the mobile inspection site bypass service. Drivewyze already began offering ...

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Southeastern opens four new Sun Belt service centers

Southeastern Freight Lines expanded its services across the Sun Belt region, opening four new service centers with a total of 134 dock doors throughout Kentucky and Cincinnati. The Lexington, S.C.-based less-than-truckload company said the new Cincinnati facility and Kentucky facilities in Lexington, Louisville and Bowling Green were opened in response to growing customer service need and to streamline efficiencies.

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