Overdrive Staff

International launches new regional tractor

International launches new regional tractor

International Trucks debuted Thursday a new tractor aimed at the regional haul market. The RH Series, which made its debut at ExpoCam in Montreal, will be the first to get International’s new 12.4 liter A26 engine as standard.

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Detroit makes FA-4 the factory-fill oil for heavy-duty engines

Detroit makes FA-4 the factory-fill oil for heavy-duty engines

Detroit Diesel Corporationsays it is moving its factory-fill engine oil to low viscosity FA-4 on the DD13, DD15 and DD16 heavy-duty line of engines.

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Andy Morse

I have always been a Garth Brooks fan and this song just kind of reminds me of my life and all the times I've had to start over. Not just relationships but just life in general.

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Bay & Bay Transportation raises owner-operator pay

Bay & Bay Transportation raises owner-operator pay

In addition to increased mileage pay, the fleet offers paid fuel surcharges on loaded miles, 100 percent reimbursement on authorized tolls, in-cab scanners, quarterly safety bonuses and discounts on fuel. Accessorial pay includes detention, layover and extra stop pay.

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OOIDA video knocks speed limiters

As part of its recently launched “Knock Out Bad Regs” campaign, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has created an animated video depicting the dangers of speed limiters on trucks, which can be seen here.

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Partners in Business tip: The benefits of trailer ownership

While leased operators don’t have the pressing need to provide a trailer that most independents do, they often find trailer ownership has significant earning potential.

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Ricky ‘Rude’ Proffitt picks up win in second Bandit Big Rig Series race

More than 6,000 fans showed up at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., for the second race of the Bandit Big Rig Series season.

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How to turn your smartphone into an ELD

Though some providers such as ERoad, iGlobal and DriverTech now offer dedicated units of their own, the vast majority of growth has been “bring your own device” units capable of being paired with an operator’s smartphone or tablet.

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Barbara Odom’s 2004 Peterbilt 379

Barbara Odom's 2004 Peterbilt 379

The paint job was done by DB Kustom Trucks in Antioch, Ill. Additions to the truck include the drop visor and the custom rear fenders.

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Brad Kuhn presents ‘Another 4 minute ride with a truck driver’

Following his first-such compilation, reader Brad Kuhn offered this "compilation of videos from my dashcam focusing on aggressive driving by passenger vehicles around big trucks."

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