Overdrive Staff

Truckers asked to name top concerns in trucking industry

ATRI gives survey respondents a list of 28 issues identified by the industry and asks for the respondent’s top three issues from the list. It also gives respondents the opportunity to include issues that are not included on the list.

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Bill Egan’s 1994 Kenworth W900L

Bill Egan uses this 1994 Kenworth W900L to haul building supplies on a flatbed out of Nashville, Tenn., for B. Egan Trucking, which Egan started in 1998. He bought this truck in 1999 and runs it daily.

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Cummins, Eaton add downsped overdrive model to SmartAdvantage powertrain offering

Alex Stucky, product strategy manager of Heavy-Duty Linehaul Transmissions for Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, says the new SmartAdvantage model is capable of the lowest cruise RPMs in the trucking industry for best in class downspeeding.

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An extra $75? BigRoad’s ELD referral program

BigRoad users (and others) can earn a $75 reward for each friend they refer to BigRoad who purchases a DashLink ELD. The friend will also earn a $25 welcome reward for becoming a new BigRoad customer.

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FedEx Express driver earns Grand Champion award at National Truck Driving Championships

Roland Bloduc competed against more than 420 other truckers to win the award. He also won the Sleeper Berth class. Bolduc has been driving for over 36 years, 23 of which he’s spent with FedEx, and has more than 1.9 million safe driving miles.

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Mesilla Valley installs solar panels on trucks to boost fuel economy, battery life

Mesilla Valley Transportation has purchased 1,000 eNow solar energy systems for its tractors. The system uses solar panels installed on tractors to boost fuel economy and battery life and power auxiliary power units.

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Nevada DOT to open first southbound lanes of new I-11 Tuesday

The new interstate is currently planned to run from Nogales, Ariz., to Reno, Nev., along the current routes of I-19, I-10, U.S. 93 and U.S. 95.

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Trucker Talent Search finalists to compete at GATS to decide 2017 winner

The three finalists, Michael Lochmiller, Terrance Mathis and Richard Woods, were selected by judges from a group of 42 entries. Trucker and recording artist Tony Justice will emcee the live competition.

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Marty Eastman’s semi-retired 1991 KW W900L

Eastman and the truck are now mostly retired, however he still uses the truck to haul hay bales for his family's beef cattle operation in northwestern Alberta, Canada.

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Glen Brannon presents ‘Indiana State Police Driving Skills’

I was westbound on I-70 coming up on Terre Haute Indiana, when I saw the lights of the ISP trooper. I moved to the left lane. If you watch the right fender mirror, you see the trooper come out from behind the car he pulled over, right beside me! The video continues as you see him pull over another car for not moving over to the left lane.

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