Overdrive Staff

New ATA boss says he intends to be more aggressive on lobbying front

The new president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations has signaled he intends for the group to take a more aggressive stance against trucking regulations and anti-truck safety groups as head of the trucking lobbying firm.

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Anti-toll rally to be held in Rhode Island next week

In its announcement of the rally, NATSO says that even though the revenue raised from the truck-only tolls is supposed to go toward repairing roads and bridges, there are no legal requirements for this to happen. Organizers say they intend to shed light on the effects the state’s trucks-only tolling plan will have on truckers in the state.

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Truckers asked to participate in ATRI survey on medical examiners

ATRI asks drivers in the survey about information regarding average length of haul, time with a CDL, any chronic conditions diagnosed by a physician or clinic, where the driver obtained his or her medical certificate and more about the medical exam process.

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Peach State Freightliner gives big in cancer-benefit 5K

Peach State Freightliner, the Winship Cancer Institute's annual Atlanta 5K's Hope Sponsor, brought out more 50 employees and partners who participated in the race, a record number for the company.

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Love’s raises $2.5 million for children’s hospitals, opens new Louisiana location

Love's raised more than $2.5 million in its five-week campaign to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a record for the company in its 18 years of the effort.

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Partners in Business tip: Develop a business plan

A business plan outlines the details of your operation, including the types of freight you’ll haul, the traffic lanes you’ll run and the rate you’ll be paid. Here's why you need one.

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Trucker Path to now market independent truck stops in app

According to Trucker Path, more than 80 percent of the truck stops in the app are independently-owned, yet receive 75 percent fewer interactions than the larger truck stops.

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Sharing the road: Ariz. funding education for teens around trucks

The Arizona Transportation Education Foundation announced the completion of a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for its mission to advocate through its “Share the Road” and “Teens and Trucks” programs.

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Ingrid Brown’s 2007 Peterbilt 379

Brown, an independent owner-operator and owner of Rollin' B LLC, runs solo from Virginia to California and back three times a month hauling a mix of dry goods and produce.

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Love’s in Ormond Beach, Fla., limited to fuel-and-go only this weekend

Beginning Thursday, Oct. 13, Love's Travel Stops' location in Ormond Beach, Fla., will be fuel-and-go only through the weekend due to Biketoberfest.

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