Overdrive Staff

FMCSA gives $1M to train military vets to become truckers

Seven technical and community colleges across the U.S. were awarded a combined total of nearly $1 million in grants from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to help train military veterans and their families for jobs as truck drivers.

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Peterbilt, Kenworth the first truck makers to announce return to MATS

Despite having sat out the 2016 Mid America Trucking Show (MATS), and with many of its competitors heading off to an upstart trucking show in Atlanta next fall, Kenworth and Peterbilt announced Monday they would return to the Louisville, Ky.-based show next year.

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Shane Allen’s 1996 Peterbilt 379 flat top

The truck is equipped with a Cummins N14 Celect and Eaton-Fuller 13-speed with 3:55 rears.

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Utility Trailer relocates, upgrades Tolleson, Ariz., facility

The new building is 61,000 square feet and offers Wi-Fi in the lounge, gated security, separate driveways for cars and trucks, and a total of 30 service bays.

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Texas A&M unveils truck-less, electric freight system

The transporter can move 70,000 pounds of freight at 60 miles per hour up to a distance of 500 miles using two-thirds less energy than a conventional diesel truck, according to the university.

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Thomas Ivie presents ‘Flying Tire Incident’

"I was driving in Kansas City, Mo., when the wheel and tire of a car ahead of me came off. It rolled into the left lanes and out of my sight. ... All of a sudden, the tire was in the air, heading straight for me. ..."

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Trucker shut down by FMCSA after testing positive for meth and causing severe crash

A Utah-based driver has been effectively shut down by FMCSA for failing to complete the return-to-duty process after failing a drug test, but still attempting to operate. He was involved in a bad crash last month.

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Safe Driver Week enforcement spree ongoing this week

Law enforcement agencies across North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving by both commercial motor vehicle drivers and car drivers during the week of Oct. 16-22.

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James Hendrickson’s Peterbilt 389 tow truck

The truck is used for extreme recovery and truck wrecks in Idaho and Montana. It features custom graphics with extra chrome and lighting.

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New ATA boss says he intends to be more aggressive on lobbying front

The new president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations has signaled he intends for the group to take a more aggressive stance against trucking regulations and anti-truck safety groups as head of the trucking lobbying firm.

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