Overdrive Staff

ATA expects Congress to act on hours of service before year’s end

An ATA rep says Congress is expected to act to clear up the hours of service confusion created by a 2015-passed bill that could unintentionally remove the 34-hour restart as a tool for truckers to use to reset their weekly on-duty clocks.

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Hirschbach adds Lytx in-cab video system

The company says it tested different video systems over the last year and a half before deciding on Lytx and adds it will help exonerate its drivers when they are not at fault.

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‘The General’: Kyle Cousins’, Phillip and Carol Schneider’s 2017 Kenworth W900L Icon

Custom W900L Icon pays tribute to veterans

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Love’s adds new Tennessee, Texas locations

Love's opened new stores this week in Domino, Texas, and White House, Tenn.

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Trucker hauling Capitol Christmas Tree calls cross-country trip the ‘haul of a lifetime’

The trip, which began Nov. 6, will be the longest journey in his 33-year career as a trucker. Amoth is the owner of Twin Falls, Idaho-based Gary Amoth Trucking, a fleet of 125 trucks.

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Four truckers reach $260k settlement with J.B. Hunt after alleged religious discrimination

Carrier giant J.B. Hunt has reached a $260,000 settlement with four Sikh truckers who claim the carrier discriminated them based on their religious beliefs when they refused to cut their hair for J.B. Hunt's hair-sample drug screening program.

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Kenworth launching Certified Pre-Owned program next year

The trucks must be certified by a Kenworth dealer technician after a full inspection, carry DOT certification and receive a full diesel particulate filter cleaning and an oil and filter change before being listed as certified pre-owned.

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Trucker who crashed truck while drunk, changing pants shut down by FMCSA

Allen R. Johnson Sr. told Vermont State Police after the Nov. 2 accident that he had set the cruise control on the truck to 63 miles per hour, then stood up to change his pants. A report from the state indicated Johnson’s blood alcohol content was .209, approximately five times the legal limit for truck drivers.

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Fuel discounts, compliance assistance, more available with new Comdata small fleet program

With the new program, smaller fleets can take advantage of pre-negotiated discounts on fuel, hotel stays and scale weighs, options for establishing credit, factoring services, short-term micro-load accounts for over-the-road purchases and more.

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View from South Africa: Riaan Wolmarans trucks across a river

Watch Wolmaran's rig walk on water, of a fashion: "The rig I use is based on the Australian road train principle, which means I can pull up to three trailers of equal length." Wolmaran's primary haul: "agricultural poles on-site to farms and co-ops."

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