Overdrive Staff

Con-way Truckload beefs up tuition reimbursement program

Con-way Truckload announced it is enhancing its tuition reimbursement program to help professional drivers entering the industry pay for school, effective immediately. The Joplin, Mo.-based company said the program will provide students currently attending or enrolling in a professional driving school with up to $4,000 in tuition reimbursement to earn a commercial driver’s license and will provide a full-time position upon graduation. “Professional truck drivers are essential to our nation’s economy, and with the current driver ...

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Dana Spicer’s AdvanTek 40 available on Peterbilt heavy-duty models

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced that Dana Spicer’s AdvanTek 40 tandem drive axle now is available for all of its heavy-duty truck models, including Models 587, 579, 567, 389, 384, 382, 367, 365, 348 and 320. Peterbilt said the AdvanTek’s efficient axle design and gearing, combined with an optimized integration with the truck maker’s chassis, can improve fuel efficiency by up to 2 percent. Peterbilt said that by using AdvanTek, customers also can realize additional savings through ...

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Envirolution provides fuel system cleaner update

Envirolution recently took a few moments to update Overdrive on the company’s Diesel Fuel System Cleaning Equipment designed for light- to heavy-duty diesel fuel systems for enhanced fuel efficiency. The double-filtration system is engineered to interrupt diesel fuel flow for cleaning and to loop back automatically to diesel fuel flow when service is complete; it also helps prevent air pockets. The compact, portable unit is designed for easy hookup and offers onboard diagnostics with direct injector technology ...

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Per freshly signed state law, Calif. to test feasibility of mileage tax

California Gov. Jerry Brown Oct. 3 signed legislation into law that will allow the state to implement a pilot program to test whether charging a road usage fee -- or mileage-based tax -- could effectively replace fuel taxes as the primary means to fund highways and road projects.

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Trucking employment continues to climb, sees solid gain in Sept.

Trucking employment in the for-hire trucking industry saw a healthy jump in September, gaining 3,800 jobs from the month prior, according to the Labor Department's monthly report. Trucking’s gains were in line with the economy as a whole, which added 248,000 non-farm jobs in the month and the country’s unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent — the lowest since July 2008.

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Pilot offering free showers for fuel purchases

Pilot Flying J announced this week it is offering free daily showers to all drivers who pump more than 500 gallons of fuel in a month.

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Volvo halts natural gas due to market demands

Volvo announced this week it is placing on hold its plans to launch a compression-ignited liquefied natural gas engine in North America, saying it is adapting its plans to the pace of the alt fuel market in the U.S. and Canada.

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Driver who left trailer of rotten chicken at truck stop arrested

Idaho police say they have arrested the driver sought in connection to a trailer abandoned at a Flying J truck stop last week in Montana. The trailer was filled with 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken.

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Photo gallery: Classics showing at recent antique truck show

Overdrive sister site Truckers News' Editor David Hollis was able to catch a recent Antique Truck Historical Society gathering in eastern New York, where classic models were on display for attendees and enthusiasts. Above is a gallery of some of the highlights. Click here to see full coverage on Truckers News.

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Guilty by Association show: Photos of winners, other attractions from show’s final day

Overdrive's Wendy Parker has spent the last few days in Joplin, Mo., at the Chrome Shop Mafia's Guilty by Association show and customer appreciation event. The winners in the event's show truck competition were announced this morning. Here's Wendy's coverage, via her Twitter feed.

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