Overdrive Staff

E-log software, hardware alliance

The BigRoad provider of logbook apps and other software and NexLink Communications, a distributor of wireless devices, are teaming up to launch the "Open Truck Alliance."

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Grote donates $25,000 for aftermarket training

Grote Industries, a manufacturer and supplier of lighting products for commercial, military and specialized vehicles, made a $25,000 donation to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation’s scholarship fund to be used to train new aftermarket personnel, including technicians. Since 1986, the University of the Aftermarket Foundation is one of several organizations that have funded millions of dollars in scholarships, grants, research and ongoing educational programs to help strengthen the aftermarket workforce.

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Peterbilt introduces special edition ‘Pride & Class’ Model 389

Peterbilt unveiled Nov. 4 a new special edition Model 389, the Pride & Class edition, which the truck maker says has a has a “customized, show-truck-ready look."

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POLL: Where do you stand on mandatory quarantine for possible Ebola exposure?

Given recent backpedaling by some states who've instituted mandatory quarantine protocols for health workers returning from service in Ebola-stricken African countries, where do you stand on the issue?

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Driver saves fellow trucker from hot asphalt leak after crash

Driver Bill Hunt's help in an April 2014 crash helped save the life of a fellow truck operator. Here's his story.

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Trucking labor disputes: Teamsters win another FedEx victory, court orders benefits payback in misclass case

The Teamsters have scored another victory at FedEx — the labor union’s second overall win at the parcel giant and second within the last month. Also, a California port trucker has been awarded $9,000 for unreceived benefits in a 'misclassification' case.

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Internet Truckstop releases rebuilt load-finding app

Internet Truckstop announced this week it has released a completely rebuilt version of its ITS Trucker app, available for devices running both iOS and Android.

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Detention time’s impact on safety, productivity: ATRI wants carrier input

The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for input from the trucking industry on the impact of detention time on safety and productivity.

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Partners in Business: Choosing a Carrier

Though demand for drivers dropped with the slowing economy from as early as 2007 through 2009, the recruiting ads and posters promising more revenue and better opportunities returned in 2010 and continue to be prevalent today. Increased revenue is easy to understand, but the cost involved to switch carriers often is overlooked. It can be thousands of dollars. And when you look at gross revenue instead of just pay per mile, revenue typically isn’t any ...

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‘Random decision’ to truck: Most Beautiful finalist poses with Pride & Polish winner

Anna Sosnia never planned to be a truck driver. But a few years ago she saw an ad for truck driving school. She enrolled in it and loved it. Sosnia was one of three finalists in this year’s Overdrive’s Most Beautiful contest.

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