Overdrive Staff

Partners in Business: Choosing a Trailer

According to Overdrive research, most independent owner-operators already own their own trailers, as do around half of leased owner-operators.

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Crete driver offers aid at scene of fatal crash

The Truckload Carriers Association recently named Brian Puff, a driver for Crete Carrier Corporation, as a TCA Highway Angel for stopping at the scene of a fatal accident.

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Love’s opens new Calif. stop

Love’s Travel Stop has announced the opening of a brand new location in Lodi, California.

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Driver-facing camera might mark ‘the end’ of one driver’s career

"I would be interested to hear what a supervisor would think of having a camera in his car and in his office, given how they preach the benefits of having a camera." –Charlie LaPorta, Southington, Conn.

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Dayton opens Nebraska service center

Dayton Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload services, has opened a new service center in Omaha, Neb., its first location in the state. The Dayton, Ohio-based company said the 10-door facility is located strategically to offer faster and more direct service for its Midwest customers.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful contest voting ends Wednesday

More than 85 nominees makes this year's group the most numerous yet.

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C.R. England hikes pay for Texas Regional solo drivers

C.R. England increased pay for company solo drivers in its Texas Regional division by an average of 11.8 percent depending on tenure. The Salt Lake City-based refrigerated carrier offers flexible short-haul services throughout the region, as well as through-trailer service into and out of Mexico with hubs strategically positioned throughout Texas and Arkansas.

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Hill Bros. offers new pay package, increase

Hill Brothers Transportation announced a new pay package and pay increase for its over-the-road/national fleet drivers. The new pay scale offers drivers up to 54 cents per mile, including hazmat and bonuses, and rewards drivers based on length of haul. The Omaha, Neb.-based truckload company said the pay increase comes in addition to other driver incentives, including a $1,000 referral bonus.

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Take a 360-degree video tour through the 75 Chrome Shop

Shot with Landstar-leased owner-operator George Parker's GoPro, the video's a neat view on the location of the first-of-the-season Overdrive's Pride & Polish event, upcoming April 24-26.

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Don Christner presents ‘GoPro trucking Denver, CO 2011 Kenworth’

Made several years ago by my son Caleb Christner.

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