Overdrive Staff

Photos, video: Trucking helps Wreaths Across America hit 2014 goal

Each year, the trucking industry plays a pivotal role in making WAA’s mission possible. Here are photos and video of trucks and carriers bringing loads of wreaths to Arlington for the ceremony.

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ATA: Driver pay generally exceeds U.S. average, carriers diversifying pay methods

How does driver pay stack up to pay in other industries? According to ATA, drivers fare well, especially those at private fleets.

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Construction fleet updates with T880s

N.C./S.C.-based Blue Max Trucking operators deliver aggregate, equipment, pre-cast concrete and building supplies for construction projects such as airport runway additions, highway widening projects and stadiums.

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‘Trucker Country’ from singer-songwriter Erich McMann

Hear a preview track from a new disc of trucking-themed tuned from Chicago-area singer-songwriter Erich McMann.

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Semi-retired 1990 Peterbilt 362

This now-retired 1990 Peterbilt 362 plays the role of “toy hauler,” says its owner John Sabo, who uses the rig to haul his antique tractors.

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Trucker fined $1.3M, sentenced to 22 years in prison for role in cargo theft ring

A truck driver who was convicted earlier this year to conspiring to steal trucks, trailers and cargo over a 14-year period has been sentenced to 22 years in prison and has been ordered to pay $1.3 million in restitution to victims.

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App aims to ease Canadian border crossings for truckers, carriers

Truck operators and carriers who carry freight to and from Canada may want to take a look at a new app that bills itself as one that can help make border crossings more efficient.

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Utility makes Bendix trailer roll stability standard 3000R spec

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. announced the addition of trailer roll stability protection from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems as a standard base specification on its 3000R refrigerated trailer. The Bendix TABS-6 Advanced with Bendix Trailer Roll Stability Program (TRSP) system combines anti-lock braking with trailer sensors and is available in single-channel and optional multi-channel configurations. Utility says it is the first trailer manufacturer to include roll stability as standard on its refrigerated trailers. “Trailer roll stability systems can dramatically ...

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K&B enhances holiday sign-on bonus program

K&B Transportation announced an enhanced holiday sign-on bonus program that the South Sioux City, Neb.-based company says equals out to an increase of more than 7 cents per mile. Drivers starting prior to Christmas will receive $400 orientation pay plus a $500 bonus on their second paychecks, followed up with another $500 bonus in late January. Working new hires also will qualify for a $250 operations bonus for running over the Christmas holiday. K&B also offers a ...

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AMG Peterbilt of Columbus opens

AMG Peterbilt of Columbus (Ohio) – a full-service Peterbilt dealership offering new and used truck sales, parts sales and service – opened Dec. 1 and is located in nearby Plain City with access to Interstate 33. The dealership is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The renovated facility previously was operated by Mike Lewis of Mike’s Complete Service, and Lewis will be continuing as service manager. The facility serves 29 counties ...

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