Overdrive Staff

Braydon Rice’s 1989 Peterbilt 379EXHD

The owner of Braydon Rice Trucking, Rice hauls building materials, steel and palletized freight back and forth between Maine and Virginia.

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Kenworth updates predictive cruise on T680

Kenworth announced Friday it has updated the Predictive Cruise Control functionality available for the Kenworth T680 and T880, coming in conjunction with the new 2017 Paccar MX-11 and MX-13 engines and Cummins X15 engines. The updates offer fuel economy boosts, the company says.

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Three drivers named Pilot Flying J ‘Road Warriors’

The winner of the contest, Jacqueline Rocha of Acworth, Ga., will receive $10,000. The second place winner, Kevin Mailand of Lawrence, Kan., will receive $5,000, while the third place winner in the contest, Charles Johnson of Dubuque, Iowa, will receive $2,500.

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FMCSA shuts down trucker following two alcohol-related arrests in four-day period

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration effectively shut down Eric Ronald Scott after he was arrested twice in a four-day period for alcohol-related incidents.

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Florida governor proposes free CDLs for military veterans

Florida Gov. Rick Scott included a proposal in his budget that would cut fees for military veterans receiving their CDLs.

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Lightweight Meritor steer axle now standard on Class 8 Kenworths

The axle is available in standard and wide track configurations with a gross axle weight rating of 12,000 and 13,200 pounds, respectively.

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Commercial tire prices set to increase in 2017

Tire manufacturers Yokohama, Bridgestone and Michelin have announced they will be increasing tire prices by 7-8 percent in 2017.

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Test drive: Volvo’s $2M SuperTruck

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jason Cannon got behind the wheel of Volvo’s SuperTruck concept vehicle last month. Details here...

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Trucking’s cargo theft losses totaled $173 million in 2016, report says

Cargo theft recording firm CargoNet logged 836 cargo theft incidents in 2016 worth an estimated $172.9 million, the firm reported in its annual cargo theft trend analysis.

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Johnie Waddle’s 2000 Peterbilt 379

This 2000 Peterbilt 379 is owned by Johnie Waddle and used mainly to haul tankers and occasionally flatbed freight in the Midwest.

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