Overdrive Staff

FourKites tracking integration with JDA TMS

FourKites' truck-tracking tech provides ETA data and helps automates arrivals and departures using geo-fencing technologies. The Integration allows JDA's customers to access all of this information within their JDA TMS.

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Trucking’s Top Rookie nominations open May 16

Nominations for the Mike O'Connell Trucking's Top Rookie award open May 16 and close at 5 p.m. on June 24.

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Tennessee-based driver shut down after police find drugs, beer in cab after crash

Jason L. Flynn made an illegal turn in north Georgia on March 17, which caused a crash with a passenger vehicle. The vehicle became wedged underneath Flynn’s trailer, hospitalizing the driver.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Shannon Blom

Now hauling reefer freight, Blom's experience includes driving school buses and moving expedited freight and large equipment.

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Goodyear rolls out mid-tier steer, drive, trailer tires

The first products in Goodyear's new, mid-tier Marathon line, the Marathon LHS, Marathon LHD and Marathon LHT offer long tire life, plus SmartWay-verified fuel efficiency and a high degree of traction, the company says.

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Jim McCool’s 1988 Peterbilt 379

McCool uses the truck to haul sand, gravel and asphalt for the oil fields and road construction.

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Wreck on a foggy highway: Preventable or Not?

Scenario: Trucker John Doe was rolling down a rural highway in a shroud of early-morning fog at the posted limit of 55 mph when a pickup pulled out in front of him at an intersection and the two vehicles collided. Was this preventable or not?

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Partners in Business tip: Remember the warranty during truck loan negotiations

When you are negotiating for a truck loan, make sure your dealership is able to service your truck and that warranty work and downtime will have the least possible effect on your driving time and miles. Get warranty agreements in writing and make sure you understand them.

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Nearly 800 miles of Pennsylvania highways receive speed limit increase

Nearly 800 miles of turnpike and highway in Pennsylvania now have a speed limit of 70 miles per hour, up from 65, as of Tuesday.

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Equipment hauler’s 2004 Peterbilt 379

Heather Hutto and Hutto Transportation out of La Vernia, Texas, own this 2004 Peterbilt 379 driven by Eric Carnahan. The truck is powered by a Caterpillar C15 single turbo set at 550 horsepower, an 18-speed and 3:55 rears. It also has an 18-inch Texas bumper, vinyl wood floors in the cab and sleeper, headache rack with low profile LED light bar and Minimizer fenders. The truck is primarily used to haul equipment, steel, building materials, ...

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