Overdrive Staff

Truckers’ parking perspectives: ATRI seeks driver input on parking, reservation systems

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking input from truck operators on their perceptions of trucking parking availability and the viability of truck parking reservation systems.

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FMCSA shuts down driver following cocaine use while driving

FMCSA announced March 31 it has issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order to truck operator Robert Lee Turner, effectively shutting down the Georgia-based CDL holder.

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Overdrive’s Todd Dills wins top trade journalism award

The award recognized Dills in the category of Best Range of Work, highlighting his ability to work across various media while maintaining high levels of editorial craftsmanship, journalistic enterprise and innovation.

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C.R. England hikes pay for company teams

C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based refrigerated carrier, announced a pay increase for company teams in its National and Western Regional divisions. The size of the increase varies based on driver tenure, length of haul and other factors, but on average is a 26 percent hike to teams with more than six months experience. Pay increases as well as bonuses were announced earlier this year for Company and Independent Contractor Driver Trainers and Solo Company Drivers ...

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ACT raises company driver pay

American Central Transport announced that it is raising pay for company truck drivers. Company drivers now can earn up to a maximum of 50 cents per-mile pay for all miles, plus a fuel bonus. The Liberty, Mo.-based dry van fleet also recently announced that 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 ...

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Meritor announces premiere sponsorship of ChampTruck’s 2015 truck racing series

Global truck component manufacturer Meritor announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., that it will be the executive title sponsor of the Meritor ChampTruck World Series for the 2015 season.

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WABCO introduces updated active safety system with alerts, autonomous braking

WABCO launched its most advanced collision mitigation system yet at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., this week.

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Photos: Freightliner unveils futuristic SuperTruck concept

Freightliner this week unveiled a futuristic concept vehicle, the SuperTruck, which it says has been in the works for half a decade. Here's a look a the truck.

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Bendix takes Wingman collision avoidance tech to next level, includes auto slowdown for speeding

Potentially most pertinent for truck operators are the system’s autonomous actions, such as braking when a collision is anticipated and engine disengagement when the truck speeds longer than the system’s programmed threshold.

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MATS 2015: Live coverage from the Mid-America Trucking Show

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