Overdrive Staff

Bay & Bay Transportation raises owner-operator pay

In addition to increased mileage pay, the fleet offers paid fuel surcharges on loaded miles, 100 percent reimbursement on authorized tolls, in-cab scanners, quarterly safety bonuses and discounts on fuel. Accessorial pay includes detention, layover and extra stop pay.

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OOIDA video knocks speed limiters

As part of its recently launched “Knock Out Bad Regs” campaign, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has created an animated video depicting the dangers of speed limiters on trucks, which can be seen here.

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Partners in Business tip: The benefits of trailer ownership

While leased operators don’t have the pressing need to provide a trailer that most independents do, they often find trailer ownership has significant earning potential.

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Ricky ‘Rude’ Proffitt picks up win in second Bandit Big Rig Series race

More than 6,000 fans showed up at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., for the second race of the Bandit Big Rig Series season.

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How to turn your smartphone into an ELD

Though some providers such as ERoad, iGlobal and DriverTech now offer dedicated units of their own, the vast majority of growth has been “bring your own device” units capable of being paired with an operator’s smartphone or tablet.

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Barbara Odom’s 2004 Peterbilt 379

The paint job was done by DB Kustom Trucks in Antioch, Ill. Additions to the truck include the drop visor and the custom rear fenders.

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Brad Kuhn presents ‘Another 4 minute ride with a truck driver’

Following his first-such compilation, reader Brad Kuhn offered this "compilation of videos from my dashcam focusing on aggressive driving by passenger vehicles around big trucks."

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Modern ELDs do more than track hours of service

From built-in dashcams to scanners and transportation management software (TMS) system integration capabilities, electronic logging devices do more, often a lot more, than merely provide hours of service functionality.

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R.I. lawmaker wants to repeal truck toll law, Louisiana looking at split speeds

A bill introduced in Rhode Island would, if passed, repeal the RhodeWorks law passed last year that enacted trucks-only tolls in the state. Another bill introduced in Louisiana proposes to reduce the speed limit for trucks and buses by 10 miles per hour on interstates.

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Tesla says it will unveil an electric truck this year

Tesla co-founder Elon Musk originally announced the "Tesla Semi" in a blog post last summer, saying the truck "will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate."

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