Overdrive Staff

Trucker hauling Capitol Christmas Tree calls cross-country trip the ‘haul of a lifetime’

The trip, which began Nov. 6, will be the longest journey in his 33-year career as a trucker. Amoth is the owner of Twin Falls, Idaho-based Gary Amoth Trucking, a fleet of 125 trucks.

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Four truckers reach $260k settlement with J.B. Hunt after alleged religious discrimination

Carrier giant J.B. Hunt has reached a $260,000 settlement with four Sikh truckers who claim the carrier discriminated them based on their religious beliefs when they refused to cut their hair for J.B. Hunt's hair-sample drug screening program.

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Kenworth launching Certified Pre-Owned program next year

The trucks must be certified by a Kenworth dealer technician after a full inspection, carry DOT certification and receive a full diesel particulate filter cleaning and an oil and filter change before being listed as certified pre-owned.

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Trucker who crashed truck while drunk, changing pants shut down by FMCSA

Allen R. Johnson Sr. told Vermont State Police after the Nov. 2 accident that he had set the cruise control on the truck to 63 miles per hour, then stood up to change his pants. A report from the state indicated Johnson’s blood alcohol content was .209, approximately five times the legal limit for truck drivers.

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Fuel discounts, compliance assistance, more available with new Comdata small fleet program

With the new program, smaller fleets can take advantage of pre-negotiated discounts on fuel, hotel stays and scale weighs, options for establishing credit, factoring services, short-term micro-load accounts for over-the-road purchases and more.

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View from South Africa: Riaan Wolmarans trucks across a river

Watch Wolmaran's rig walk on water, of a fashion: "The rig I use is based on the Australian road train principle, which means I can pull up to three trailers of equal length." Wolmaran's primary haul: "agricultural poles on-site to farms and co-ops."

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Trucking career opportunities for military vets expanded through new Fastport apprenticeship

Fastport has been approved for a National Guideline Standards CDL Apprenticeship by the U.S. Department of Labor, which will allow the group to facilitate apprenticeships for military veterans in the trucking industry.

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80-year-old truck restorer rebuilding 1938 FK Mack concrete truck

Concrete truck headed for exhibit

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‘Big Tex’: Joel Griswold’s 2015 Freightliner 122SD

505 horses haul plenty of steel

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Fleets recognize military veteran drivers

A number of trucking companies honored their military veteran drivers with events and even pay increases for Veterans Day last week.

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