Overdrive Staff

PIB 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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Caterpillar unveils second truck in vocational lineup

Caterpillar added a second model to its new line of vocationally focused work trucks with the unveiling of the Class 8 CT681 truck Oct. 30 at the company’s Edwards Proving Grounds outside of Peoria, Ill.

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Capitol Christmas tree loaded on Kenworth T880, headed to Washington

The Capitol Christmas tree's yearly trek from to D.C. has begun. The tree was cut down this week and loaded onto a trailer bound for Washington, D.C. Kenworth has the honors of hauling the truck this year, and its using a specially designed T880 to pull the Heil flatbed the tree is loaded on.

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Pilot Flying J implementing $100M in upgrades, healthy food options

Pilot Flying J announced Oct. 30 it is investing $100 million in facility upgrades and implementing healthy food choices and new hot beverage offerings.

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Shell: There’s fuel economy to gain with thinner oil in upcoming category

The next category of engine oils will go to market sometime in 2016 or 2017, Shell said this week, but the oil maker says once it does, owner-operators and fleets should see fuel efficiency gains over current products on the market.

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Photos, video: Test driving Caterpillar’s new vocational truck

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts is visiting Caterpillar headquarters today in Peoria, Ill., where the equipment manufacturer has unveiled a new truck for the off-highway market. Here are photos and videos of the new truck.

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Love’s expands nat gas network, opens new AL stop

Love’s announced this month it is adding compressed natural gas fueling capabilities to another station along Interstate 40. It has also opened a new stop in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

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Show Overdrive photos of your tattoos

Continuing through November, you can take a photo of your tattoo and upload it to the Show Us Your Ink gallery.

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Bay & Bay boosts retention bonus

Bay & Bay Transportation of St. Paul, Minn., increased its retention bonus for qualifying mileage contractors and company drivers by 1 cent for every dispatched mile driven, both loaded and empty, until Sept. 30, 2015. This is in addition to the preexisting 1-cent retention bonus already in effect through March 31, 2015.

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Photo gallery: Peterbilt’s 579 EPIQ, new driver coaching system, a few antique Petes

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts visited Peterbilt headquarters in Denton, Texas, last week to test drive the truck maker's new 579 EPIQ. The model he drove was paired with a highly aerodynamic trailer and Peterbilt's new virtual driver coaching system. While there, Roberts also got to check out some antique Peterbilts on display. Here's a photo gallery from his test drive and his visit to Pete HQ:

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