Overdrive Staff

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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20 Best Fleets to Drive For named by TCA, two winners to be named in March

The Truckload Carriers Association in conjunction with CarriersEdge have named 20 trucking companies in North America the Best Fleets to Drive For, based on criteria like pay, benefits and career path.

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M. Cyndi Gwatney

I've been driving since 1979 and was doing so when accommodations for women were scarce. I own three trucks and drive one. I have been leased to my carrier for 29 years. What I think makes me eligible is my involvement in rescue. I have had 700-plus dogs and two horses and some cats adopted from my home in six years. At any time there are 20 or more dogs at my place waiting for homes. Submitted by M. Cyndi ...

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Cheryl Kautz

I love being out on these great American highways. I have only been driving for 6 months but I have learned so much and more everyday what it takes to be a good truck driver. I always do my best to have good road edict you know move over when I'm passed obey the rules of the road and be safe the load is not a life. Submitted by Cheryl Kautz, company driver Dothan, Alabama

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Susan Duffie

I'm not the most beautiful. I have been around the trucking industry all my life. My dad started driving a truck back when my siblings and I were still in diapers. I always wanted to drive a truck because of him and my Mom. My parents started driving team back in the early '80s and I so badly wanted to drive and asked my dad to teach me and he told me there it is ...

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Cargomatic app gets $8M investment

Cargomatic, an app that aims to connect local shippers and carriers, announced this week it has received $8 million in investments, led by Canaan Partners, the company says.

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Tex-Mix Concrete in expansion mode in and around Austin, Texas

The company’s 88 mixer trucks are a common site along I-35 and Texas 130, delivering TxDOT- and city-approved mixes for construction projects from seven plants. The company has two new concrete plants under construction to keep up with demand.

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Marshall Tucker Band to headline concert at Louisville truck show

The Marshall Tucker Band will play a Mobil Delvac-sponsored concert at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March, the show announced Jan. 29.

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Drivers staying mobile: ATA’s latest report shows driver turnover rate at 97%

Driven by recruiting incentives by fleets, driver turnover at small and large carriers remained above 90 percent in the third quarter of 2014, the American Trucking Associations reported Jan. 28.

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PDA Xpress designed to speed up accident appraisals

Property Damage Appraisers, a national network of vehicle damage appraisers, has launched PDA Xpress, a solution designed to turn customers’ smartphones into fast easy-to-use estimate tools that lighten adjusters’ workloads and help manage estimates. The company says PDA Xpress increases efficiency, decreases cycle time and helps adjusters close claims quicker, making it suitable for commercial heavy-duty and medium-duty trucks and trailers, as well as other heavy equipment. PDA says that in cases where extensive damage occurs and ...

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