Overdrive Staff

Overdrive a finalist for Neal business journalism awards

This year, Overdrive is a finalist in the Best Series and Best Editorial Use of Data categories for its continuing coverage of the DOT's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program. Dills is a finalist in the Best Range of Work categories.

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Truck platooning developer Peloton adds ELD maker Omnitracs as partner, plans roll out this year

Peloton's technology synchronizes braking and acceleration between pairs of trucks through vehicle-to-vehicle communications and radar-based collision avoidance systems. As part of the Omnitracs partnership, Peloton will help to roll out automated vehicle technology to fleets using Omnitracs, beginning with two-truck platooning.

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Three truckers named finalists for Goodyear Highway Hero award for aiding crash-involved motorists

Three truck drivers who performed heroic actions during the course of their jobs within the last year have been named finalists in Goodyear's annual Highway Hero award.

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Hauling logs in British Columbia

The third-generation Munden logging company's fleet of 14 KWs features the latest in four T880s spec'd with 550-hp engines, 18 speeds, tridem drive axles, severe weather insulation packages and other features as the company transitions from the T800 model. The trucks thrive in off-road log hauling.

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Love’s opens new store in Knoxville, Ill.

The new store offers 94 truck parking spaces, Subway and Chester's Chicken restaurants, seven showers, a Love's Truck Tire Care Center and more.

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Efreightsolutions, Trucker Tools integrate Load Track

The Trucker Tools app's "Load Track" feature has been integrated with Efreightsolutions' cloud-based transportation management system, allowing for real-time freight tracking, driver messaging and electronic proof of delivery.

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Final day to submit nominations in Overdrive contest recognizing female drivers

Entries for the fifth Overdrive’s Most Beautiful contest, which highlights the accomplishments and inner and outer beauty of female drivers, are being accepted through Feb. 15.

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Partners in Business tip: Log maintenance records

Only with complete records can you track the work done on your truck and, when necessary, prove that required maintenance has been done.

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Carl Hubbard’s 1996 Western Star 4964F

Carl Hubbard's "Ol' Blackie" is a 1996 Western Star 4964F Heritage that features a 66-inch sleeper and a 260-inch wheelbase. In 2005, Hubbard says the truck was a total loss, but he rebuilt the truck from the ground up over a seven-month period.

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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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