Overdrive Staff

Truckers Insurance Exchange offers telemedicine access for drivers

The TIE is a personal insurance marketplace for NAIT members and their families to shop for and buy insurance coverage.

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PeopleNet, Wabco partner for integrated tire pressure monitoring system

Through wheel-mounted sensors, Wabco’s Integrated Vehicle Tire Monitoring system will provide wireless in-cab updates of tire pressure from each wheel.

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Martin Transportation to install driver monitoring systems fleet-wide

Martin Transportation Systems, one of the nation's largest fleets, has installed the Lytx DriveCam system across its roughly 1,000-truck fleet, it announced March 21. The carrier says it will use the system as an "impartial witness" to determine crash fault, as well as a means for training drivers.

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Two drivers named Outstanding Trucker Buddies

Michael Rexford, a driver for Regal Services, and Dean Coffman, a driver for Holland Enterprises, were announced as recipients of the award.

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Vietnam vet’s Kenworth T660

Marty Meyer drives this 2013 Kenworth T660 owned by TW Transport out of Cheney, Wash. Every year, he gets to haul "The Wall That Heals" for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

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Tomorrow’s Trucker: Advances in technology point toward hours relief

Technological advances over the next two to three decades could massage one of owner-operators’ biggest pain points: hours of service regulations seen as too restrictive for truckers’ productivity and too rigid for their highly variable schedules. Equipment innovations could play into the industry’s interest in either extending drivers’ on-duty time or allowing greater flexibility in divvying it up.

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Volvo issues recall of some 2016-2017 VNL, VNX, VNM models

Volvo is recommending that affected vehicles not be driven until the final remedy is available, adding the company is currently validating an interim remedy that it expects to make available “very shortly while it develops a final remedy.”

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New Love’s locations open in Texas, Kansas, Missouri

Love's Travel Stops has announced the opening of three new locations in Midland, Texas, Scott City, Kan., and Sikeston, Mo.

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Tomorrow’s Trucker: Meet the pilot-monitor, master of the autonomous truck

Where do automated trucks leave truck drivers? The common concern among truckers is that they themselves won’t be needed. That refrain, however, likely is ungrounded. Drivers’ jobs will become like that of airline pilots, not only watching the vehicle but also closely overseeing a variety of sophisticated systems...

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Partners in Business tip: Shop for insurance

Don’t automatically include insurance in the final contract of a truck loan. Shop around beforehand, and you may opt to buy it elsewhere.

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