Overdrive Staff

Rugged Volvo I-Shift for severe-duty applications

The reinforced I-Shift will be standard on VHD models with heavier weight ratings – straight trucks rated at 66,000 lbs. GVWR or higher and tractors rated at 125,000 lbs.

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Double Coin bringing ‘Ice Road Truckers’ star to MATS

Double Coin and CMA, a tire manufacturer and marketer, announced a celebrity appearance by Alex Debogorski of History Channel’s “Ice Road Truckers” at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show, set for March 26-28 in Louisville, Ky. Debogorski will be signing autographs on Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27, from 2 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. in booth #18068. “Ice Road Truckers" premiered on the History Channel in June 2007 and ...

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Pride Transport adjusts driver pay, bonus, holiday packages

Pride Transport announced several changes to its pay scale, including mileage pay increases, for all incoming drivers and existing refrigerated drivers. The company’s new Pay For Performance plan gives each driver at least a 2-cent increase, bringing its pay range to 33 to 42 cents per mile depending on experience. Also under the new plan, drivers can earn additional pay increases every 10 months. They will be given points for miles, fuel efficiency and on-time performance ...

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CRST gives experienced drivers another $10M

CRST Expedited, the largest operating company of CRST International, announced a second $10 million pay increase for experienced drivers. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based company said the increase went into effect Jan. 15 and came 15 months after its first $10 million driver pay increase. “The raises are designed to reward experienced drivers and incent driver tenure in a highly competitive marketplace,” said Cameron Holzer, president of CRST Expedited. “As the driver shortage worsens, the competition for ...

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Kenworth T370 getting heavier front axles

Kenworth Truck Co.announced it soon will offer heavier front axles for its T370 Class 7 model. The company said that with the new 18,000-pound and 20,000-pound front axles, customers can put more weight on the front ends for fuel-hauling, dump, mixer, utility and crane applications, allowing more payload in a shorter BBC package. The new axles are available with the Paccar PX-9 engine rated up to 350-hp and 1,150 lb.-ft. of torque. The package includes a ...

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Truckers get $477k from carrier in case over medical requirements policy

PAM Transport was ordered recently by the Department of Labor to pay 12 former drivers nearly half a million dollars after it was determined that the carrier violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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RD’s heavy hauling Pete

Equipment hauler John Johnson drives this 2012 Peterbilt 389 for RD Reed Heavy Transport.

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Indy first ‘Hardest Working’ city

Freightliner Trucks named the Work Truck Show's host city, Indianapolis, Ind., as its first “Hardest Working City” honoree March 4, with the announcement coming at the show itself.

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Mack taking customer submissions for 2016 calendar

Mack Truck has announced that it is offering customers the chance for their Mack models to be featured in the company's 2016 calendar.

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Driver who saved two children from fiery crash named TCA’s Highway Angel of the Year

Colorado-based truck operator David Ragland has been named TCA’s Highway Angel of the Year award for his role in helping save two small children from a car crash.

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