Overdrive Staff

Trucker who crashed truck while drunk, changing pants shut down by FMCSA

Allen R. Johnson Sr. told Vermont State Police after the Nov. 2 accident that he had set the cruise control on the truck to 63 miles per hour, then stood up to change his pants. A report from the state indicated Johnson’s blood alcohol content was .209, approximately five times the legal limit for truck drivers.

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Fuel discounts, compliance assistance, more available with new Comdata small fleet program

With the new program, smaller fleets can take advantage of pre-negotiated discounts on fuel, hotel stays and scale weighs, options for establishing credit, factoring services, short-term micro-load accounts for over-the-road purchases and more.

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View from South Africa: Riaan Wolmarans trucks across a river

Watch Wolmaran's rig walk on water, of a fashion: "The rig I use is based on the Australian road train principle, which means I can pull up to three trailers of equal length." Wolmaran's primary haul: "agricultural poles on-site to farms and co-ops."

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Trucking career opportunities for military vets expanded through new Fastport apprenticeship

Fastport has been approved for a National Guideline Standards CDL Apprenticeship by the U.S. Department of Labor, which will allow the group to facilitate apprenticeships for military veterans in the trucking industry.

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80-year-old truck restorer rebuilding 1938 FK Mack concrete truck

Concrete truck headed for exhibit

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‘Big Tex’: Joel Griswold’s 2015 Freightliner 122SD

505 horses haul plenty of steel

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Fleets recognize military veteran drivers

A number of trucking companies honored their military veteran drivers with events and even pay increases for Veterans Day last week.

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Cooper’s new Roadmaster tire sizes

RM272 tire now available in sizes 11R22.5 and 295/75R22.5

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FMCSA: Repair Keith Huber Inc. cargo tanks or remove from service

FMCSA says the DOT 407 low-pressure bulk liquid cargo tanks and DOT 412 corrosive cargo tanks manufactured by the company have several defects that don’t comply with regulations. The tanks were manufactured before May 1, 2013, when the company went out of business.

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Denver Bartel’s 2016 Peterbilt 389

Denver Bartel hauls equipment, mining machinery and construction materials between Canada and the U.S. on a 48-foot step-deck with this 2016 Peterbilt 389.

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