Overdrive Staff

Kinedyne names MATS sweepstakes winners

| July 17, 2014

Cargo securement product maker Kinedyne announced this week the five winners from its Mid-America Trucking Show contest for $1,000 shopping sprees for Kinedyne products.  Attendees registered at the show. The winners are:  David Brown – D&M Enterprises John ...

Walcott wrap-up: 44,000 attended show; list of winners from Super Truck competition

| July 17, 2014

The Iowa 80 Truckstop hosted more than 44,000 attendees last week at its annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, the truck stop announced. Here are some photos from the event and the list of winners from its ...

55 drivers nominated for 2014 Trucking’s Top Rookie contest

| July 16, 2014

A record 55 nominations were received this year for the Mike O'Connell Memorial Trucking's Top Rookie award. Here are the nominees and the prizes up for grabs.

Equipment roundup: Volvo telematics system, reduced-emissions Cummins, Navistar engine update

| July 16, 2014

A roundup of equipment news in the week: Volvo Trucks announced a partnership with Telogis, Cummins introduced a reduced-emissions medium-duty engine and Navistar began shipping SCR-equipped medium-duty trucks.

Minty tough: Owner-op, custom Pete brave tough times together

| July 15, 2014

Chris VanPelt and his 2007 Peterbilt 379 have been through some tough times together, including a divorce and two bankruptcies. But he and the rig have pulled out some good times of late riding the ...

Truckers end strike at LA ports, agree to return to work

| July 14, 2014

Port truckers that began striking July 7 at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach voted unanimously to agree to a "cooling off" period July 12 and will return to their regular shifts, according ...

Custom built: Independent’s drill hauling Pete

| July 11, 2014

Independent owner-operator Randy Green of Lufkin, Texas, has his own company, A Team Heavy Haul, hauling mostly drilling rigs with his custom-built Peterbilt.

Plenty of truck parking: Debunking rumors about GATS parking availability

| July 11, 2014

The Great American Trucking Show kicks off next month in Dallas, and there will be plenty of free truck parking available for attendees, says show producer Randall-Reilly, despite some rumors.

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