Overdrive Staff

Kenworth adds cabover options

Kenworth announced three new options for its medium-duty K270 and K370 cabovers designed to enable more diverse applications and body customization: a compact back-of-cab exhaust system to help allow more space for custom bodies; right-side steering for street sweeping, refuse and road maintenance applications; and expanded Paccar PX-7 engine ratings. Kenworth’s clear frame rail package and exhaust package provides nearly 12 more inches of space for body installations to help give body builders more room for ...

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Schneider Finance touts easier online credit application

Schneider Finance announced the creation of a one-stop online shop to help simplify business ownership for owner-operators. The revamped mobile-friendly SFITrucks.com website is designed for easy use and to offer a streamlined user experience, showcasing an easy-to-complete credit application for drivers looking to lease new or used trucks from SFI, a division of Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider.

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Southeastern relocates Arkansas service center

Southeastern Freight Lines, a Lexington, S.C.-based less-than-truckload company, relocated its service center in Van Buren, Ark., near Fort Smith, in response to growing business in the region. The new facility employs more than 35 people and features 39 dock doors. “By increasing capacity and improving delivery efficiency, the new Van Buren facility will help to increase Southeastern’s quality of service throughout the Sun Belt,” says Scott Lackie, service center manager.

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Vitamin C: Flatbedding ’04 Peterbilt

Owner-operator Shawn Winders of Leesburg, Pa., hauls “pretty much anything and everything,” primarily flatbed materials, with his 2004 Peterbilt.

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Video: Truck jumps 83-feet after launching from ramp

Stunt car/truck driver Mike Ryan says what transpires in the video below was a "dream stunt." The coordinators break the world record for the longest truck jump. Ryan says they gutted the truck to remove flammable items. And they manage to clear an Formula 1 race car in the process:

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Giving thanks: Driver dispatches

We asked, and you told. Here find a round-up of readers' answers to the question "What are you thankful for?" Happy Thanksgiving from all the staff at Overdrive!

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We’re thankful for you!

A special message of thanks to readers, from all of us here at Overdrive.

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Alt fuel ‘reality check’: Cheaper diesel drives down interest in natural gas

The recent slide in the price of diesel — and the prospects of that trend to continue — have caused trucking’s interest in natural gas to wane some, according to a recent report. The adoption curve for natural gas, however, is still expected to reach 23 percent of units sold by 2025.

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Ryder introduces loyalty program for truck renters

Ryder System recently announced it is instituting a new customer loyalty program for its rental customers, who will now earn points for renting trucks from the company. To participate, customers need to sign up at RyderRedZone.com. Participants can redeem points on things like hotel stays, consumer electronics and home and garden supplies. Points can be redeemed online. Each month, Ryder RedZone members earn ten percent of their organization’s net rental spend in points, Ryder says. Visit RyderRedZone.com to learn ...

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‘I just like the clean look and old school’

Owner-operator Sam Redmon has run this 2007 Peterbilt 379 since he purchased it in 2010.

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