Overdrive Staff

Hauling logs in British Columbia

The third-generation Munden logging company's fleet of 14 KWs features the latest in four T880s spec'd with 550-hp engines, 18 speeds, tridem drive axles, severe weather insulation packages and other features as the company transitions from the T800 model. The trucks thrive in off-road log hauling.

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Love’s opens new store in Knoxville, Ill.

The new store offers 94 truck parking spaces, Subway and Chester's Chicken restaurants, seven showers, a Love's Truck Tire Care Center and more.

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Efreightsolutions, Trucker Tools integrate Load Track

The Trucker Tools app's "Load Track" feature has been integrated with Efreightsolutions' cloud-based transportation management system, allowing for real-time freight tracking, driver messaging and electronic proof of delivery.

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Final day to submit nominations in Overdrive contest recognizing female drivers

Entries for the fifth Overdrive’s Most Beautiful contest, which highlights the accomplishments and inner and outer beauty of female drivers, are being accepted through Feb. 15.

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Partners in Business tip: Log maintenance records

Only with complete records can you track the work done on your truck and, when necessary, prove that required maintenance has been done.

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Carl Hubbard’s 1996 Western Star 4964F

Carl Hubbard's "Ol' Blackie" is a 1996 Western Star 4964F Heritage that features a 66-inch sleeper and a 260-inch wheelbase. In 2005, Hubbard says the truck was a total loss, but he rebuilt the truck from the ground up over a seven-month period.

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Top 10 cities for van, reefer, flatbed freight in 2016

For the second year in a row, Atlanta was the top city for van and reefer spot truckload freight in 2016, according to DAT Solutions. Little Rock, Ark., held also held its spot as the top city for flatbed spot freight.

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Two Detroit DOT officials charged in CDL fraud scheme

Two Department of Transportation employees for the city of Detroit have been hit with felony charges for allegedly taking cash bribes in a CDL fraud scheme, according to the DOT Office of Inspector General.

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Trucker chases, catches and stops dump truck whose driver was incapacitated

Once on the side of the road, David ran down the dump truck on foot, opened the door and set the brakes. When the dump truck stopped, he checked on the driver, who was not breathing.

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Omnitracs updates Roadnet Anywhere app, adds route optimization features

Omnitracs says comparing the actual routes with the optimal routes can give more insights for routing decisions.

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