Overdrive Staff

New resource for owner-operators on fuel economy testing data

The report’s goal is to help truck buyers wade through the complexities of fuel economy testing and fuel efficiency claims to make more informed buying decisions when it comes to investments in fuel economy, says its producers.

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Love’s opens new Holcomb, Kan. store

Love's Travel Stops has opened a new location in Holcomb, Kan., giving the company its fifth Kansas store.

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Ryder, Shell partnering for 15 LNG-fueled trucks

Shell will fuel 15 liquefied natural gas heavy-duty vehicles supporting oil and gas operations for Ryder in Lafayette, La. and Houston, Texas, Ryder has announced.

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The next oil: PC-11 made for improved efficiencies

A new engine oil category being introduced at yearend promises better fuel economy and longer change intervals.

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Volvo separating truck brands into four new units, including Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks

Volvo Group announces it is shifting to a brand-based organization with clearer commercial accountability for the group’s various truck brands.

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Partners in Business tip: Log your spending

Record every check or debit card purchase as soon as the money is spent. Here's how.

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Pa.-based JLE Industries expanding footprint in construction, oil & gas

After starting with a few trucks serving oil/gas operations in 2010, JLE now owns 100 trucks and employs 120 people. Following the fast growth, the company today serves both the oil and gas and construction industries.

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What’s the total cost of ownership of a Class 8 truck over 15 years?

A new Class 8 truck off the lot of a dealership is likely going to cost between $113,000 for a day cab and $125,000 for a sleeper, but as owner-operators are well aware, that's jut the beginning of the cost of ownership. Here one report's 15-year total.

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First Peterbilt featuring MX-11 engine rolls off line

The Model 567 SFFA/Paccar MX-11 combination, destined for Knife River's Northwest mixer operations, was driven off the Texas facility's line by reps of the Bismarck, N.D.-based company.

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Study: More home time and off time boosts driver pay and mileage

A study published this week by driver recruiting and retention firm Stay Metrics reveals that truck operator mileage sees a jump when carriers allow them to take requested time off from work.

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