Overdrive Staff

Rebecca Conner

I have an outgoing personality and usually never meet a stranger I cannot find something to talk about. I have a fun and wacky sense of humor but yet I love being a lady as one can see in my 2014 Halloween costume photo. I have fun going incognito and have fooled my brother and friends at times. I love to dance, ballroom, line dancing, clogging and belly dancing. Originally from the great state of ...

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‘Just plain nice’: Propane hauler’s Coronado

Truck operator Brad Kuhn drives this 2014 Freightliner Coronado for MS & Sons out of Iowa. Kuhn lives in Yarnell, Ariz., and hauls propane in the Southwest.

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C.R. England offers bonus for trainers, pay raise for company drivers

C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based refrigerated carrier, now offers a bonus program for all company and independent contractor trainers in its Dedicated and Over the Road divisions, as well a 14.1 percent pay increase for solo company drivers in its Western Regional fleet. Each apprentice who is trained successfully and upgraded by a trainer becomes a driver in the trainer’s network. Once the successful apprentice is placed on a truck after upgrade and begins running ...

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Fleetmaster boosts driver pay

Fleetmaster Express announced a pay increase for its road drivers of more than 10 percent, as well as a pay hike for all other drivers. The company said the new pay package – along with its recent enhancements to its detention pay, holiday and vacation pay and 401(k) programs – are examples of its ongoing commitment to improving driver benefits while providing a friendly family-oriented work environment. “Our driver pay has just increased by more than ...

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CRST acquires Pegasus Transportation

CRST International Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, announced its acquisition of fellow privately-held trucking company Pegasus Transportation Inc. of Louisville, Ky. Terms were not made public, although CRST said it funded the purchase through existing cash reserves, allowing it to remain debt-free. The company reported annual revenues in excess of $1.5 billion. Founded in 1988, Pegasus provides regional truckload services with a focus on the high-security temperature-sensitive health sciences sector and the critical just-in-time automotive industry. ...

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R+L Carriers launches driver recognition program

R+L Carriers of Wilmington, Ohio, launched a new driver recognition campaign – "More than great drivers. Great people." – to profile their safe driving accomplishments and who they are as individuals. Selected drivers will be honored with their full-size images on the company’s trailers.

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Navistar International sees financial gains, posts $42M loss in first quarter

Navistar International reported March 3 a $42 million net loss for the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year — big gains from the company’s $248 million loss in 2014’s first quarter and its $619 million net loss for the 2014 fiscal year.

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Trucker Path app giving away $5k in prizes

Trucker Path, a smartphone app launched last year that provides truck drivers location-based services such as mapping and nearby truck stops, weigh stations and rest areas, announced this week it is giving away $5,000 in prizes, including an iPad.

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Can you sing? Prove it in talent contest

Finalists will attend The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas in August and will compete live for first place.

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Owner-Operator of the Year in Overdrive and TCA contest to win $25k

Two outstanding drivers will each win $25,000 through the Overdrive-TCA Driver of the Year contests, thanks to sponsors Love’s Travel Stops and Cummins.

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