Overdrive Staff

Dayton launches DFXpedited Service

Dayton Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload services, introduced DFXpedited Service for expedited shipments to address same-day and next-day needs. DFX will use ground and air transportation – including cargo vans, tractor-trailers, same-day flights and air charters – to serve all of North America. The Dayton, Ohio-based company said 24/7 service is available for freight of any weight and dimension, including hazardous materials.

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A&R Logistics adds warehouse space

A&R Logistics of Louisville, Ky., signed a lease for an additional 70,000 square feet of warehouse space in Jeffersonville, Ind., increasing capacity to 173,000 square feet. The facility offers packaging, transloading and transportation services to bulk and packaging customers.

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Striped work horse: Arkansas owner-op’s 2006 Pete 379

When owner-operator Hughes Morin purchased his 2006 379 Peterbilt, the truck was solid red, so he created a silver and red striped paint scheme to make the truck his own.

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MATS notebook: Minimizer gives away $30k, BestPass releases new transponder

A few notes and news from last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show that we missed last week, including Minimizer's long-awaited announcement and updates from Flow Below and BestPass.

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Dashcam Central: Overdrive Magazine presents Who’s the real danger?

Overdrive "George & Wendy Show" blogger Wendy Parker had this to say about her husband George Parker's video work here: "It’s sad that we have to be so paranoid to run cameras at all, and the two we have aren’t even enough. We really need side-mounted cameras to truly cover our ass, both proverbially and literally. George did a video with just a very few of the files he has saved, and while the video ...

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Dashcam Central: Overdrive Magazine presents Caleb Christner’s GoPro vid over Loveland Pass

How’s that for a snowdrift? It’s caught from another video from the GoPro Camera of young Caleb Christner, son of Don Christner, the Reed Hurst Trucking driver whose dispatches from the road some Overdrive readers will not doubt be familiar with. Here’s what the elder Christner had to say about this 2014-season GoPro vid of a trip over Loveland Pass, shot care of his son Caleb's GoPro expertise: "I was asked to go about 100 ...

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Dashcam Central: Overdrive Magazine presents George Parker’s Meridian, Miss., fuel-island time lapse

Shot through owner-operator George Parker's windshield, this time-lapse vid codenses two hours of footage down into "into just under 6 minutes." Find more of the hauler's photographic work via his "Truckers Lens" Facebook page.

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Truckers’ parking perspectives: ATRI seeks driver input on parking, reservation systems

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking input from truck operators on their perceptions of trucking parking availability and the viability of truck parking reservation systems.

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FMCSA shuts down driver following cocaine use while driving

FMCSA announced March 31 it has issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order to truck operator Robert Lee Turner, effectively shutting down the Georgia-based CDL holder.

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Overdrive’s Todd Dills wins top trade journalism award

The award recognized Dills in the category of Best Range of Work, highlighting his ability to work across various media while maintaining high levels of editorial craftsmanship, journalistic enterprise and innovation.

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