Overdrive Staff

TCA chair: E-log mandate to push owner-ops from trucking, drivers should be making minimum $65k

The looming federal rule to require truck operators to use electronic logging devices will cause “a huge exodus” of owner-operators, says TCA Chairman Shepard Dunn. Also, fleets should pay drivers no less than $65,000 a year, he says.

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International says new ‘mission’ will be on truck uptime

Navistar-International announced Feb. 4 its new mission in its truck, engine and parts business will be to maximize uptime for truck owners, and its launching a concurrent marketing campaign for the International truck brand, “It’s Uptime at International.”

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International announces ProStar to offer Bendix active safety system, WorkStar now available with Cummins ISB

Navistar-International announced this week that the International ProStar will now offer Bendix active safety system, which includes electronic stability control, autonomous braking collision mitigation tech and lane departure warnings.

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Ryder expands online used truck selection

Ryder System announced an expanded selection of used trucks, tractors, trailers and vans available at www.usedtrucks.ryder.com. The website now includes more economical “As-Is” condition vehicles, cab and chassis; and high-horsepower trucks. Ryder’s selection of pre-owned cab and chassis trucks includes diesel-powered straight truck models with a full range of payload capacities; a pre-assembled cargo container, freight box or flatbed is not included. The company’s pre-owned high-horsepower truck inventory includes a variety of different body configurations. Customers can ...

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Peterbilt’s Model 320 hits milestone production numbers

Peterbilt announced that its low-cab forward Model 320 reached record production in 2014 with more than 1,600 trucks built, a 12 percent year-over-year increase. The specialty vehicle – used primarily in refuse operations and concrete pumper applications – recently was introduced with an entirely new interior, and a right-hand stand-up cab configuration was announced late last year. The Denton, Texas-based company said it would introduce a dual-steer configuration later this year. Among the 320’s new features are ...

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Volvo launches long-haul autohauler

Adding to its lineup of Volvo Autohauler models, Volvo Trucks North America has introduced the Volvo VAH 630, a premium sleeper version for long-haul operations. The VAH family, which Volvo Trucks launched in March 2011, already includes the VAH 200 day cab and the VAH 430, which features a 42-inch sleeper and full-size bunk. The VAH 630, now available for order, features a 61-inch sleeper, offering a full-sized bunk, ample storage cabinet capacity and space for ...

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Peterbilt launches set-forward front axle Model 567

Peterbilt launched a new configuration for its vocational Model 567: a set-forward front axle version suited for mixer and other weight-conscious applications. “The Model 567 SFFA lets customers maximize payloads while helping meet state and federal bridge law requirements,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt assistant general manager of sales and marketing. “The Model 567 is a low-weight leader, and this new configuration will let customers take full advantage of that through optimized weight distribution.” Like the set-back axle ...

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FMCSA shuts down owner-operator following alcohol-related violations

FMCSA announced Feb. 3 it has issued a shutdown order to South Dakota-based owner-operator Lonnie Roth following the revocation of his CDL and his continuing to operate without it.

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KeepTruckin enables GPS location

With the latest update to the KeepTruckin logbook for iPhone and Android and fleet management dashboard, fleets can view drivers’ current locations on an interactive map.

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Eddie Kilroy anchoring new Freymiller radio station

Kilroy, former longtime host on XM Radio's "Willie's Place," hosts a morning show 8-12 CST for driver call-ins and country music on the carrier's online radio station.

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