Overdrive Staff

Tomorrow’s Trucker: California could be next step toward hourly pay

Paying drivers by the hour instead of the mile has been discussed for years, and often dismissed. However, recent developments are moving it into the mainstream. More on the future of truck operator pay...

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Tomorrow’s Trucker: How a rapidly evolving trucking industry is reinventing the owner-operator

In this special series, built on months of reporting by Overdrive editors, we take a realistic look at what truck operators can expect from their livelihood in the coming decades, including a look at the evolution of the business model, likely regulatory reform, the daily tasks of tomorrow's trucker and shifts in the trucker pay model.

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Truck driver stabbed to death in truck at Washington state truck stop; no leads in case

A truck driver was stabbed to death in his truck last week at the Mustardseed Truck Stop off Highway 167 in Sumner, Wash. Police have no leads in the case.

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Kenly 95 Petro renovations underway for bathrooms, showroom

The showroom expansion will include the addition of a full size tractor on a turntable in the front corner, as well as the addition of a full size tractor trailer.

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Kenworth offering Bendix Wingman Fusion system on Kenworth T680, T880

Bendix Wingman Fusion integrates and advances a suite of Bendix safety technologies – radar, camera, the vehicle’s brake system, and SafetyDirect by Bendix CVS – into a comprehensive driver assistance system.

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Big G Express driver named TCA-Truckers News Company Driver of the Year

Danny Smith, a dry van driver for Big G Express of Shelbyville, Tennessee, was honored at the TCA’s 78th annual convention as the TCA-Truckers News Company Driver of the Year, announced March 8 in Las Vegas.

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Hotspot Inc.’s 2015 Kenworth and tandem tankers

This 2015 Kenworth W900L, uploaded recently in Overdrive's Reader Rig gallery, has a 310-inch wheelbase and is powered by a high-torque 550 Cummins with an Eaton 18-speed transmission. In this photo, the truck is hooked to a set of 2015 Heil hot oil tanks grossing 150,000 pounds with a 4-axle lead and 4-axle pup in the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.

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Love’s opens three locations in Indiana, Colorado and Oklahoma

Love’s Travel Stops has announced the opening of three new locations: One each in Plymouth, Ind., Burlington, Colo., and Nowata, Okla.

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Flooding causing highway problems throughout South

A rain system stalled over Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas is wreaking havoc and causing flooding on many major highways and interstates.

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