Overdrive Staff

Overdrive accepting submissions for annual singing trucker contest

Back for a fourth year, Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search is looking for truckers who love to sing.

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Arthur Boudreau’s 1995 Freightliner FLB

The truck, which sits on a 256-inch factory wheelbase, is powered by a 775-horsepower Caterpillar 6NZ with a Pittsburgh Power turbo.

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Cummins X15 engine earns Technical Achievement Award

The 14.9-liter diesel gains 3 percent in fuel efficiency over the preceding model, the ISX15, through improvements to air-handling, combustion efficiency, reduced parasitic losses and advanced electronics, according to Cummins.

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See dozens of drivers competing for 2017 Overdrive’s Most Beautiful

This year’s winner will receive an expenses-paid trip to The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, where she will receive a makeover and will be photographed with a show truck. She will also be featured in a fall issue of Overdrive.

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Carrier coalition supports semi-autonomous trucking, wants drivers to remain in cab

A trucking industry group representing a handful of the country’s largest carriers has expressed opposition to the deployment of fully autonomous, driverless trucks.

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Shell’s annual SuperRigs truck show to be held in Tulsa in May

The 35th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition will be held May 18-20 in Tulsa, Okla., with a theme of "Titans of Tulsa," Shell announced this week.

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Nebraska troopers take to trucks to spot scofflaw motorists

Troopers will ride in cabs of commercial trucks watching for things such as texting and driving, following too closely, speeding and aggressive driving.

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Partners in Business tip: Properly spec your tires

Smart tire spec’ing can save money in two ways: reducing tire cost per mile and fuel cost per mile.

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Mack, Volvo announce over-the-air system updates for new models

Mack, Volvo, Stoughton Trailers and more are some of the latest equipment and technology companies to make announcements at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council’s annual conference, which is ongoing in Nashville through Thursday.

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Trucker arrested for bomb threat directed at Trump

Ausarmaat Rahotep, 37, of Central Falls, R.I., reportedly called the Columbia County Combined Communication Center and told the 911 operator he was “headed to Donald Trump with bombs.” A later inspection of the truck and trailer found no explosives.

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