Overdrive Staff

Love’s opens new stores in Missouri, Texas

Love's Travel Stops has announced the opening of three new locations – Quanah, Texas, Bridgeton, Mo., and Harrisonville, Mo.

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Trucker Talent Search sing-off finale to be held at GATS next month

Will Perry, Keith Snyder and Jason Lee Wilson will sing live at the GATS Discovery Pavilion at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 in the Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search competition. A free recording session is up for grabs.

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Partners in Business tip: Log maintenance records

Only with complete records can you track the work done on your truck and, when necessary, prove that required maintenance has been done.

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Partners in Business: Controlling fuel costs

Your survival depends on minimizing fuel consumption and getting a fair surcharge,

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Owner-ops asked to rank trucking’s top issues in survey

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking input from industry stakeholders about the top issues in the industry.

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Daimler brings industry’s first electric-powered truck

Daimler Trucks, parent company of Freightliner and Western Star, introduced Wednesday the industry's first take on an electric-powered truck, besting upstart Nikola Motor Company and electric vehicle maker Tesla, both of whom announced plans this year for a heavy-duty electric truck.

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Love’s fuel-hauling fleet awards drivers with $3.4 million in safety bonuses

Gemini Motor Transport, which hauls fuel for Love's, recently gave out $3.4 million in bonuses to 135 of its safe drivers.

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Bruce Richards’ custom 2016 Volvo

The truck, which Richards calls "The Reaper," features a 168-inch ARI custom sleeper.

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Mack showcasing mDrive HD 13-speed AMT in virtual reality videos

Using virtual reality headgear, Google Cardboard or a smartphone, drivers can take a 360-degree look of the cab interior, while also seeing the truck while it’s operating in quarries and on the highway.

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Cummins brings two new, rebranded 15-liter engines to market

Heavy-duty diesel engine maker Cummins this weekend introduced two new 15-liter engine offerings that will come to market late this year. The 2017 Cummins X15 engines offer two new configurations: The fuel-economy focused X15 Efficiency spec for long-haul applications and the X15 Performance spec for heavy-haul and other more demanding applications.

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