Overdrive Staff

Load availability continues to boom on spot market despite small monthly drops

Spot market volume in September jumped 32 percent compared to the same month last year, according to the monthly DAT Freight Index, continuing more than a year of strong year-over-year increases.

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POLL: Should the federal government stop flights from Ebola-stricken countries?

As officials work to contain the Ebola virus in the U.S. following further repercussions in Texas, do you think current passenger screening of flights from West Africa is adequate or is more flight restriction needed?

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Love’s Fla. location to be fuel and go only Oct. 16-19

Due to a motorcycle show taking place in the Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach, Fla., Oct. 16-19, the Love’s Travel Stops location in Ormond Beach will be fuel and go only those days. Long-term parking will not be available, Love’s said in an announcement today.

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Grant allows AZ to teach public about sharing road with trucks

The Arizona Transportation Education Foundation says it has received a $24,000 grant from its states Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to allow it to wrap a trailer with educational materials teaching motorists about safely sharing the road with trucks.

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What does your truck’s color say about you?

The American Independent Truckers' Association (AITA) has launched an online quiz that offers insight on what choice of vehicle color could reflect in the owner's personality.

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2015 Pride & Polish series continues this weekend in Utah

The second stop of the 2014-2015 Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship series takes place in October at Performance Diesel Inc. headquarters, where both show and working trucks will face off for bragging rights and a chance to qualify for the national championship round of judging.

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General public in touch with reality? 8 in 10 view truckers as more safe than passenger-vehicle drivers

A survey of public opinion of the trucking industry and its drivers also concluded that the public views the industry favorably in large part. More results reported here.

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Safety Fitness Determination rule under review by FMCSA’s top brass, agency leader says

The long-awaited Safety Fitness Determination rule has hit the “front office” of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said FMCSA Chief Safety Officer Jack Van Steenburg, which is one of the last stops before moving to the White House for approval.

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Iowa 80: ‘Coolest’ truck stop

The "World's Largest Truckstop" -- Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa -- was recently lauded by Truckdriving Biz as one of the "coolest" truck stops, the company says. “This is a neat honor, especially in the year of our 50th Anniversary”, says Delia Moon Meier, owner and daughter of founder Bill Moon. “We strive to make sure people’s visits here are memorable.” Whether it's taking a selfie by the World’s Largest Truckstop sign or checking out one of ...

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TV truck-stop comedy in works

"The next big TV hit could well be a comedy set in, of all places, a truck stop in Kansas." So writes TruckersNews.com editor David Hollis in the story at this link, following news from several Hollywood media outlets that Big Stop is being produced one of the stars of ABC’s Emmy award-winning show Modern Family and is expected to be coming to ABC. No release date has been set nor cast members mentioned. Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron Tucker on ...

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