Overdrive Staff

Owner-Operator of the Year in Overdrive and TCA contest to win $25k

Two outstanding drivers will each win $25,000 through the Overdrive-TCA Driver of the Year contests, thanks to sponsors Love’s Travel Stops and Cummins.

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Knight of the Road: Driver rescues family in 14-degree weather

Robert Sutton braved icy, 14-degree temperatures last year to help save a family of four after they crashed on I-84. For his actions, he was named a Knight of the Road by Overdrive. Here's his story.

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Extended Kenworth warranties available

A 3-year/300,000-mile basic vehicle extended warranty is available for U.S. customers who purchase new Kenworth Class 8 factory trucks financed through Paccar Financial. Also, a 2-year/200,000-mile basic vehicle extended warranty is available for new Class 5-7 factory trucks financed through Paccar Financial. The Class 5-7 offer is available on qualifying financed no later than Dec. 31, and the Class 8 offer is available on trucks ordered through Dec. 31 and financed no later than March 31, ...

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Webasto’s SmarTemp control available on Cascadias

Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America announced that Freightliner Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution trucks can be spec’d equipped with Webasto’s digital SmarTemp Control, designed to work exclusively with the company’s Air Top 2000 ST bunk air heater. Starting March 2, customers can order the Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution with Webasto’s Air Top 2000 ST and SmarTemp Control by using Data Book Option Code 689-093.

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Mac to feature truckers’ health program at MATS

Mac Trailer announced it will help sponsor the Walk A Mile America Foundation’s new program, Truck Drivers Health.org. Barry Pawelek, the foundation’s founder, will discuss his experiences as a retired truck driver at the Mid-America Trucking Show, March 26-28 in Louisville, Ky. The Walk A Mile America Foundation develops health programs through experience, and Pawelek’s story is intended to help drivers understand why they shouldn’t neglect their own health while on the road. Visit the Truck Drivers ...

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Dayton Freight Lines recognized by Navistar

Dayton Freight Lines announced its selection as a recipient of Navistar’s Diamond Supplier Award. The Dayton, Ohio-based regional less-than-truckload company was one of 26 top-performing suppliers recognized by Navistar out of more than 1,200 worldwide suppliers. The Diamond group exceeded the company’s performance expectations for quality, delivery, technology and cost. This is the fourth time that Dayton Freight has received the award. “Our products are only as good as the parts we use to build them,” ...

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President Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

President Obama informed the Senate today (Feb. 24) that he has vetoed a bill passed this month that would have approved the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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TCA commits to hiring 50k military vets

The Truckload Carriers Association, in partnership with Hiring Our Heroes and FASTPORT, has announced a commitment on behalf of its 700 member companies to hire 50,000 veterans and military spouses into the trucking industry over the next four years.

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TMC news roundup: Cummins and Eaton further partnership, Michelin introduces tire monitoring program and more

The 2015 Technology and Maintenance Council was held last week in Nashville, Tenn., where industry manufacturers like Cummins, Michelin, Meritor, Dana and others made announcements about new products or services.

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FMCSA shuts down another small carrier following investigation revealing widespread violations

A small Colorado-based fleet has become the latest to be shut down by federal regulators, following a compliance investigation that revealed disregard for key safety regulations, FMCSA announced this week.

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