Overdrive Staff

Wired, watched and weeded out: How constant monitoring by fleets, regulators will shape tomorrow’s driving force

In this special series, built on months of reporting by Overdrive editors, an in-depth exploration on the acceleration of driver monitoring systems, biometric health readings, the availability of massive data sets on truckers and how it all gives way to constant monitoring by fleets -- and regulators -- of truckers, their habits and their fitness to operate.

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Prime wants $500,000 reimbursement from state of New York for truck taxes, fees

The taxes — a certificate of registration and a highway use tax decal — totaled about $19 per truck.

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Cargo tanks tested at two Alabama facilities must be reinspected, FMCSA says

Owners and operators of certain cargo tanks may need to get their tanks reinspected or retested, per a notice issued Friday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Mack announces $70M investment in truck assembly plant

Plant enhancements will include a 75,000 square-foot expansion to improve material handling and flow; new manufacturing IT systems; equipment and tooling; and a new building for conducting quality audits on completed vehicles.

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Randy Harris’ 2013 Freightliner Cascadia

This 2013 Freightliner Cascadia is owned by Randy Harris and features a 515 horsepower Detroit with an Eaton 13-speed automatic and 3:41 rears.

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New medical exam forms required beginning April 20

Medical examiners performing physical exams on truck drivers will be required to use the revised versions of the Medical Examination Report Form and the Medical Examiner's Certificate Form beginning April 20.

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ATRI launches online sleep apnea survey for drivers

The survey will ask drivers about their perspectives, personal experiences and knowledge of sleep apnea. It also solicits information on sleep apnea assessments and treatments that drivers may have received, as well as the perceived effectiveness of the treatments.

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International HX-series heavy-haul model launched

At this week's Truck World Show In Missassauga, Ontario, International Truck unveiled the HX520 to serve the heavy haul tractor, construction dump and platform stake/crane markets.

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Partners in Business tip: Carry a notebook with your receipt envelope

This notebook will be used to record those expenses for which you cannot obtain a receipt, such as when you wash your truck at a coin-operated facility or personal use of your auto, so you can deduct the expenses at tax time.

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NorCal Kenworth earns Dealer of the Year honors

NorCal Kenworth recently received the 2016 Truck Dealer of the Year award from the American Truck Dealers at the 53rd annual ATD Convention & Expo in Las Vegas.

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