Overdrive Staff

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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Rand McNally releases updated annual atlas

The atlas features truck-navigable routes, state and province restrictions, and low clearance locations.

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Deadline to enter Overdrive’s singing contest for trucker is midnight Sunday

Back for a third year, Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search is looking for truckers who love to sing.

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Chris Bailey and Eugene Brown’s 2011 Peterbilt 389

Chris Bailey and Eugene Brown’s 2011 Peterbilt 389 is powered by a 550-horsepower Cummings with an Eaton Fuller 18-speed with 3:36 rears.

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Paccar Parts opens new state of the art distribution center in Washington

Paccar Parts has officially opened its new $32 million, state-of-the-art distribution center in Renton, Wash. Servicing dealers in the Northwestern U.S. and Western Canada, the new 160,000 sq.-ft. parts distribution center (PDC) is almost three times the capacity of its predecessor built in 1973.

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New truck financing company opens, works with bad credit

The company uses a collateral-based approach to get deals approved, allowing them to rely less on credit scores.

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