Overdrive Staff

Sleep apnea data collection ‘pre-rule’ moves forward, set for publication

The data request is intended to not only gauge the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea among truck operators, but also to get feedback from the industry about how a sleep apnea rule could affect truckers and the industry at large.

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Partners in Business: Choosing a trailer

Spec’ing smartly can increase your profits.

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Partners in Business tip: Save every receipt, no matter how small

Why “tip” the taxman? Place an envelope in your truck for collecting your receipts and send them at the end of each month to your business services provider, who can then provide you with a monthly profit and loss statement as well as accurate quarterly tax estimates.

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National Fleet Safety Awards divisional winners named by TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced the divisional winners of its annual National Fleet Safety Awards.

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Kevin Cossette’s 2011 Peterbilt 389

Kevin Cossette drives “Ole Blue,” a 2011 Peterbilt 389 to haul produce, mostly apples, out of Washington to Kentucky, then other groceries back to Washington and Oregon.

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Omnitracs announces future partnership with Cummins for ‘over the air’ engine updates

Omnitracs, at its annual outlook conference, unveiled its new Intelligent Vehicle Gateway, a new Windows mobile platform that expands on the capabilities of the Mobile Computing Platform line that Omnitracs inherited from Qualcomm.

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Trucking company honoring vets with military-themed wraps

Contract Transport Services, out of Green Bay, Wis., is honoring military veterans with trucks wrapped to honor each branch of the military, as well as donating two cents per loaded mile the five trucks run to a local veterans charity.

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Large carrier turnover rate hits 100 percent, ATA reports

The annualized turnover rate for large truckload carriers rose 13 points to 100 percent in the third quarter of 2015, ATA reports.

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Firestone trailer tire being recalled

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations says it will recall some of its Firestone FS561 tire sold in the U.S. and Canada between April 2015 and January 2016.

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Sergey Shtrom’s 1999 Kenworth W900L

Sergey Shtrom, out of Springfield, Mass., runs this 1999 Kenworth W900L.

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