Overdrive Staff

DOT takes action against driver who falsified employment app, carrier in fraud scheme

A representative for a carrier who defrauded customers has been sentenced, while a truck driver who previously was charged with homicide after a fatal crash has been sentenced for making false statements on a driver employment application.

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Readers split over militarized police force

With mainstream media disseminating images of police employing military-style armor and weaponry during rioting in Ferguson, Mo., this summer, a debate over the militarization of local police was revived.

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Volvo launches used trucks program, online search tool

Volvo Trucks has launched its Volvo Premium Certified used trucks program and online Used Truck Search tool to help simplify finding fully inspected used Volvo models.

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Optronics spotlights revamped website

Optronics International announced that its newly revamped website is now live with database-driven content updated on a real-time basis.

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Impeltronics touts attractive tool

Drop a wrench into the engine again? Lose a nut in a hard-to-reach spot? Don't panic, because help is available from Impeltronics, which recently took a few moments to remind everyone about its LED Telescoping Magnetic Flashlight & Pick Up Tool designed for finding and retrieving objects in hard-to-reach areas. The magnets in both the head and tail end of the flashlight permit the recovery of magnetic objects weighing up to 8 pounds. Three bright LED ...

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When rates drive capacity: Growth in new-carrier registrations follows spot-market rate boom

Owner-operators with their eyes on real-time demand data are well-positioned to capitalize on a large volume of freight -- and attendant good rates -- available from brokers in the spot market.

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Running down under: Australian operator’s Kenworth K200

Rod Hannifey of Dubbo, Central New South Wales, Australia, is a company driver for Truckright, hauling chemicals and general and steel mesh, usually from Melbourne to Brisbane.

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TCA names Brad Bentley its new president

The Truckload Carriers Association announced Sept. 18 it has selected Brad Bentley as its new president. Bentley will succeed Chris Burruss, who resigned as head of TCA in June for personal reasons. Bentley, who currently is the editorial director of Overdrive publisher Randall-Reilly’s recruiting division, will be moving from Alabama to the Washington, D.C., area, and will officially assume the position in mid-October. Bentley “has been active in TCA,” the group says, serving as the co-chair of ...

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Florida carrier shut down by FMCSA ignoring hours, maintenance rules

FMCSA has issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order to the Grand Ridge, Fla.-based Ken’s Trucking, a 33-truck fleet that hauls general freight and refrigerated food.

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BFGoodrich redesigns site

BFGoodrich Truck Tires has redesigned its website based on customer input. The site is more interactive and user-friendly, BFG says, and includes enhanced tire selector and dealer locator. Content is formatted for mobile devices, too, BFG says. Upgrades include a new tire selector that has been redesigned to offer more information and a search feature to help buyers find the right tire. Tires can also be viewed in a side-by-side comparison, along with other features. Click here to see ...

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