Overdrive Staff

Marshall Tucker Band to headline concert at Louisville truck show

The Marshall Tucker Band will play a Mobil Delvac-sponsored concert at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March, the show announced Jan. 29.

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Drivers staying mobile: ATA’s latest report shows driver turnover rate at 97%

Driven by recruiting incentives by fleets, driver turnover at small and large carriers remained above 90 percent in the third quarter of 2014, the American Trucking Associations reported Jan. 28.

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PDA Xpress designed to speed up accident appraisals

Property Damage Appraisers, a national network of vehicle damage appraisers, has launched PDA Xpress, a solution designed to turn customers’ smartphones into fast easy-to-use estimate tools that lighten adjusters’ workloads and help manage estimates. The company says PDA Xpress increases efficiency, decreases cycle time and helps adjusters close claims quicker, making it suitable for commercial heavy-duty and medium-duty trucks and trailers, as well as other heavy equipment. PDA says that in cases where extensive damage occurs and ...

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Penske Used Trucks opens 3 new dealerships

Penske Used Trucks has doubled its commercial truck dealership footprint in North America, introducing centers in Dallas, metro Atlanta and Ontario. The company now has six locations including Phoenix; Torrance, Calif.; and Charlotte, N.C. Here are local details: • Dallas: 4415 Irving Blvd.; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon; 972-728-4209. • Conyers, Ga.: 1481 Dogwood Drive S.W.; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 770-483-5263. • Mississauga, Ontario: 1610 Enterprise Road, Unit B; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 905-696-7775.

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Eaton enhances split shaft PTO for UltraShift Plus

Eaton said it has expanded the company’s lineup of UltraShift Plus automated transmissions for vocational applications through enhanced split shaft power take-off capabilities that allow for transmission gear selection and clutch control outside of a vehicle’s cab. The company said that eliminating the need for operators to enter and exit the cab to change transmission gears helps enhance jobsite efficiency and reduce fatigue. Based on vehicle application and body builder design, the transmission also allows ...

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Onspot’s GSA contract renewed

Onspot of North America, a provider of automatic tire chains, announced that its General Services Administration contract has been renewed for another five years. Onspot’s automatic tire chains are designed to allow the operator to engage and disengage tire chains with a dashboard switch without stopping, enhancing traction and braking in snow and ice while remaining productive. Under the GSA contract, Onspot supplies its devices to the Army, Navy, Air Force and National Parks and Recreation Department, ...

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Two more e-log makers update software to reflect restart rollback

The VDO RoadLog ELD and the iGlobal ELOG are the latest to receive updates to account for December's suspension of certain hours-of-service provisions.

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Fleet news roundup: Teamsters lose votes at FedEx, Werner adds Freedom fleet driver

FedEx announced more of its drivers have rejected Teamsters affiliation, while Werner named an Army vet the driver of one of its Operation Freedom military-themed trucks.

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Uptime: Mack TerraPro pumpers get GuardDog support standard option

Mack Trucks offering the GuardDog Connect integrated telematics solution standard on Mack TerraPro concrete pumper models, ordered as of April 2015.

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Mack offering special financing for veterans

Mack Financial Services has announced that it will again be offering returning veterans special financing terms for new Mack commercial vehicles in 2015.

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