Overdrive Staff

Partners in Business: Health and Income Insurance

Paying for coverage of personal risks is a cost of doing business Health is the third core reason owner-operators fail – behind only poor truck maintenance and a lack of business skills. Many over-the-road drivers rarely have the time even to see a family physician at home, much less a doctor while on the road. Many also lack a disciplined approach to diet and exercise. Complicating this health picture for many owner-operators is inadequate health insurance coverage. ...

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Volvo making push to increase fuel efficiency, improve connectivity

Better fuel economy, platooning and vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity are the next steps in trucking's equipment evolution, Volvo said last week.

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Alternative to factoring launches

Unlike traditional bank lending and factoring arrangements, BamWire doesn't require personal guarantees and lets clients retain ownership and control of their receivables. Trasaction fees, interest charges make up costs.

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Cat adds two new trucks to off-highway series

Caterpillar unveiled May 14 two new trucks for severe duty applications. The Cat CT680L and the CT680LG are the company's newest models in its line of CT trucks, which just turned four years old.

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Mother’s Day Convoy raises more than $300,000 for Make-A-Wish

A convoy of 380 trucks rolled through central Pennsylvania on Mother’s Day, May 10, raising more than $300,000 for the Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Vote now for the top singing trucker

Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search is open for voting through June 15. Visit the contest page to see videos and select your favorites. The top three will compete live at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas in August.

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Photos: Werner hauling Vietnam War memorial replica across U.S.

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration The Wall That Heals tour is traveling to different communities across the country with the aid of the trucking industry.

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Jeff Olson, ‘Christy & Jack’

It is one of my own favorites plus this is a live version which really shows my vocals.

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Ashley R. Bracey, ‘Wayfaring Stranger’

this is the first ever intentional recording of me singing. I did so as my lifelong friend lay dying from an anurism in a hospital halfway across the country and I knew I could not physically reach him in time. so I made this video so that his sister, and my best friend could play it for him with the hopes that he would be comforted by hearing my voice one last time. He passed ...

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Chris Cain, ‘Simple Man’

it's just a song I'm comfortable doing and I can sing loud enough to sing over my guitar to be heard in the recording. its not my best song but it is one that I mean every word of!

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