Overdrive Staff

Michigan to begin increasing speed limits on 1,500 miles of highway

The Michigan DOT, along with Michigan State Police, found 900 miles of non-freeway state highways to increase the speed limit for trucks to 55 miles per hour, and 600 miles of interstate highways to 65 miles per hour for trucks.

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Annual Make-A-Wish convoy just over two weeks away

The 28th annual Mother’s Day Convoy in Lancaster, Pa., is just over two weeks away. The annual event will take place on Sunday, May 14.

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Director ELD platform self-certified

Teletrac Navman announced its Director ELD platform is now self-certified and listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device registry under the name of its in-cab ELD component, the Teletrac Navman Drive unit.

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Registration open for GATS Pride & Polish show

GATS will be held Aug. 24-26 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas.

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Tow truck driver arrested, charged in murder of trucker in Illinois

Police are calling the shooting a "road rage incident," and say there are "no apparent ties" between the shooter and the victim.

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Partners in Business tip: Use overdraft protection

There are options that are much less costly than bouncing a check.

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Tips for cargo securement offered by CVSA ahead of Roadcheck inspection blitz

Violations related to load securement include failure to prevent shifting and/or loss of load; failure to secure truck equipment; damaged tie-downs; insufficient tie-downs; and loose tie-downs.

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Eric Thompson’s 2015 Peterbilt 389

Upgrades to the include eight-inch stacks and stainless steel half fenders. The trailer is a 48-foot 2017 MAC flatbed.

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Trucker shot, killed while driving on I-88 in Illinois

According to a report from ABC-7, another vehicle traveling eastbound on the interstate fired a gun into the Volvo driven by Eduardo Munoz, 43, of Sunrise, Fla. Munoz was able to pull the truck over to the shoulder of the Interstate after he was struck.

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FMCSA holding autonomous trucks meeting next week

During the meeting, FMCSA is looking for information relating to the design, development, testing and deployment of "highly autonomous" vehicles, specifically dealing with CDLs, qualification of drivers, the use of electronic devices, hours-of-service for drivers and inspection, repair and maintenance of the trucks.

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