Overdrive Staff

Hill Bros. offers new pay package, increase

Hill Brothers Transportation announced a new pay package and pay increase for its over-the-road/national fleet drivers. The new pay scale offers drivers up to 54 cents per mile, including hazmat and bonuses, and rewards drivers based on length of haul. The Omaha, Neb.-based truckload company said the pay increase comes in addition to other driver incentives, including a $1,000 referral bonus.

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Take a 360-degree video tour through the 75 Chrome Shop

Shot with Landstar-leased owner-operator George Parker's GoPro, the video's a neat view on the location of the first-of-the-season Overdrive's Pride & Polish event, upcoming April 24-26.

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Don Christner presents ‘GoPro trucking Denver, CO 2011 Kenworth’

Made several years ago by my son Caleb Christner.

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Tim Rickards presents ‘Truck Wreck’

A video I found how reading the road and paying attention to traffic could avoid situations like this.

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Peterbilt offering $1,000 rebate to OOIDA members

Peterbilt Motor Co. is offering Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association members a $1,000 cash rebate when they purchase a qualifying truck through a Peterbilt dealership. Up to three trucks can be purchased during 2015 under the rebate program. Trucks available through the program are Model 579 with a 72-, 78- or 80-inch sleeper; Model 389 with a 72-, 78- or 80-inch sleeper; and Model 587 with a factory-installed sleeper. Customers must take retail delivery of the vehicle during ...

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Transport America rolls out student tuition reimbursement program

Transport America introduced a student tuition reimbursement program that provides students with $300 on the first paycheck of every month for an entire year, totaling a $3,600 reimbursement. The Eagan, Minn.-based truckload carrier said the reimbursement is in addition to student drivers’ base mileage pay.

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Trucker gets six months in prison, three years supervision for not disclosing prior crashes

South Carolina truck operator Arnold Williams has been sentenced to time served — 6 months — and three years of supervised release for not disclosing to his carrier his truck accident history.

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Partners in Business: Financing Your Equipment

The more deliberate you are about this process, the better your position. Give yourself plenty of time to shop for a truck and for favorable financing. Visit dealers and ask questions. Know what risk you present for a potential lender.

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Owner-operator’s in-house built ’72 Pete

Owner-operator Chris Jonsen says he built up this 1972 Peterbilt in his personal shop. The frame-stretched rig is powered by a 540-hp Big Cam Cummins.

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Love’s opens new AZ stop

Love’s Travel Stop has opened a new location in Williams, Arizona, located on Interstate 40. The location features 91 truck parking spaces. The 12,000 sq.-ft. facility also offers gourmet coffee, Subway and Carl’s Jr. restaurants, showers and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center. Love’s Fast-Fill compressed natural gas (CNG) will be available later this year.

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