Overdrive Staff

Top 10 cities for van, reefer, flatbed freight in 2016

For the second year in a row, Atlanta was the top city for van and reefer spot truckload freight in 2016, according to DAT Solutions. Little Rock, Ark., held also held its spot as the top city for flatbed spot freight.

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Two Detroit DOT officials charged in CDL fraud scheme

Two Department of Transportation employees for the city of Detroit have been hit with felony charges for allegedly taking cash bribes in a CDL fraud scheme, according to the DOT Office of Inspector General.

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Trucker chases, catches and stops dump truck whose driver was incapacitated

Once on the side of the road, David ran down the dump truck on foot, opened the door and set the brakes. When the dump truck stopped, he checked on the driver, who was not breathing.

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Omnitracs updates Roadnet Anywhere app, adds route optimization features

Omnitracs says comparing the actual routes with the optimal routes can give more insights for routing decisions.

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Kenworth auctioning off custom T680 to benefit Truckers Against Trafficking

The proceeds from the auction will go directly to TAT, which works to “educate, mobilize and empower” truckers and rest stop employees to look for signs of human trafficking and teach them how to respond. The truck has a retail value of $157,000, according to Kenworth.

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Mark Franzoy’s 1992 Peterbilt 379 and matching Wilson flatbed

The truck is powered by a 450-horsepower Series 60 Detroit with an Eaton-Fuller 13-speed and 3:55 rears and is used to haul farm products in and around Deming, N.M.

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Love’s opens new location in Chanute, Kan.

The new location offers drivers an Arby's restaurant, 38 truck parking spaces, Cat scales and more.

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Idaho adds weigh-in-motion system at I-15 weigh station

The new systems will allow trucks that meet size and weight requirements to bypass the scale. The Idaho Transportation Department estimates approximately 50-60 percent of trucks that pass through the area will get a bypass signal.

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Military vets training at U.S. Xpress can now use GI Bill to supplement salary

The company says veterans joining the program to become truck drivers can earn up to $82,000 in their first year with U.S. Xpress when combining their salary with the VA benefits.

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Partners in Business tip: When to upgrade your truck

Rules of thumb on when it's time to trade your old rig for a newer one.

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