Overdrive Staff

MacroPoint hits load-tracking milestone

MacroPoint, creator of patented freight tracking software designed to give shippers, brokers, 3PLs and carriers real-time visibility into load status, announced that its platform now includes one million drivers.

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Collin Raye, Tony Justice to perform at Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Mary Sarah and Collin Raye will be the headline performers at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree this summer with local favorite Dani Lynn Howe and trucker Tony Justice set to open for the headline acts.

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DOT meeting for ELD makers to focus on device spec’s

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is scheduled to hold a public meeting next month in Washington, D.C., to help electronic logging device manufacturers understand and produce ELDs that are compliant with the agency’s mandate.

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Partners in Business tip: Obtain a monthly earnings statement

All of your records should be converted into a profit and loss statement at the end of every month to show miles, revenue, costs and how much money you made or lost.

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NASTC to begin offering PrePass to members

The NASTC PrePass program is available to NASTC members not enrolled in PrePass in the last six months with less than 100 power unites. Fleets must also meet minimum safety score requirements to qualify.

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Dozens of trucks burn in separate incidents, arson suspected in two fires

Arsonists targeted tractor-trailers over the weekend in Maine and Oklahoma, burning a total of nine trucks between the separate incidents, according to local media reports. Also, as many as 30 trucks were destroyed in a separate warehouse fire in Miami on Monday.

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Police: Drug-addled trucker made cross-country trip from Seattle to Massachusetts without sleep

The Deerfield (Mass.) Police Department said in a post on its Facebook page the driver admitted to having used crystal meth, LSD and cocaine.

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Keith and Kevin Whightsil’s 2004 Kenworth W900

Keith and Kevin Whightsil, a father-son duo of Topeka, Kansas, own this 2004 Kenworth W900 equipped with a Studio Sleeper.

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I-85 in Georgia to reopen by June 15, DOT officials say

A fire underneath an overpass on I-85 just outside of Atlanta caused the overpass to collapse, indefinitely closing both lanes of the major corridor. Through-trucks are required to use the I-285 bypass regardless, but now the state is diverting car traffic from I-85 to I-285, which could cause greater congestion on the bypass route.

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Overdrive’s Todd Dills wins prominent business journalism honors

Overdrive and Senior Editor Todd Dills have won two prestigious Jesse H. Neal Awards for business journalism excellence, issued annually by Connectiv (formerly known as American Business Media). Also, Dills was selected as Connectiv’s 2017 McAllister Editorial Fellow

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