Overdrive Staff

Driver wins $5,000 as part of major carrier’s driver referral program

Averitt Express driver Brad Rogers was awarded $5,000 by the company as part of the company's driver referral program.

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Driver-focused features to be focus of truck designs, International says

International says its new driver-centric features stem from research conducted for its upcoming line of trucks.

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FMCSA shuts down seven-truck carrier for numerous safety violations

According to FMCSA, safety inspections were conducted on six of the company’s seven trucks, and out-of-service violations were found in all six trucks.

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Peterbilt unveils Model 567 Heritage vocational truck

The truck is configured with a 121-inch BBC set-forward front axle to optimize payloads and weight distribution, and it's available as a day-cab or with a 72- or 80-inch sleeper.

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Arizona DOT to close Twin Arrows bridge over I-40 for construction June 14

The bridge will be closed from midnight to 10 a.m. for crews to apply asphalt overlay on the bridge.

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New vid series on tire, brake maintenance

Accuride's series of how-to videos assist owners and techs in properly installing and servicing Accuride’s steel and aluminum wheels and Gunite-brand brake drums and Automatic Slack Adjusters.

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Dave Triepke’s 2003 Kenworth W900

Dave Triepke and his girlfriend Karen Lacour pull a drop deck coast to coast with this 2003 Kenworth W900.

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Truck operator fired for refusing to drive amid HOS concerns could get $275k from carrier

NFI fired the driver in 2012, a day after he refused to deliver a load to its original destination. OSHA says severe weather, flooded roads, traffic and crashes caused the trip to take much longer than anticipated. Per OSHA, the driver “believed he lacked sufficient time to complete the deliver and return home without violating" hours regs.

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Partners in Business tip: Buy oil in bulk

The do-it-yourself oil change is a standard for many owner-operators, especially those with their own authority. A one-truck operator can save almost $200 a year by moving from gallon jugs to 55-gallon drums for oil purchases, assuming 125,000 miles per year with an oil change every 25,000 miles.

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Real American Trucker presents ‘Slow Down’

A video compilation of near misses from the truck drivers field of view.

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