Overdrive Staff

Naked woman dancing on top of truck stalls Houston traffic Monday morning

A traffic delay due to a three-car crash Monday on Highway 290 in Houston was delayed even longer due to a naked woman dancing on top of an 18-wheeler, according to a report by KHOU-TV.

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Owner-operators, public get an extra 60 days to comment on new carrier rating system proposal

FMCSA has extended the comment period for the Safety Fitness Determination rule proposal 60 days, until May 23. The rule would do away with the Satisfactory, Conditional and Unsatisfactory ratings and replace it with a simple fit or unfit rating.

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Rand McNally launches new version of routing, mapping software

The new version of the program will feature several functional changes that will help companies plan routes more efficiently, Rand McNally announced. It will allow users to create multiple routes on a single screen to more clearly see routes, maps and overviews, and it also provides enhanced toll data that includes transponder discount rates.

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Bill Calwonsen’s 2007 Peterbilt 379

Bill Calwonsen drives this custom Peterbilt 379 and hauls grain, fertilizer, sand, rock and more.

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Voting for Overdrive’s Most Beautiful now open

Readers may vote daily through April 6 to help Overdrive select the top 10 women who exemplify professionalism and inner and outer beauty.

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Partners in Business: Bookkeeping

Tracking progress, filing income taxes and maximizing your bottom line.

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ATRI wants owner-operator input for crash cost data base

Participating motor carriers will be asked to provide information on common crash costs such as damage, attorney and court costs, and towing and recovery costs. ATRI is also working with the insurance industry to complete the crash cost database.

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Ryder now offering three tiers of used trucks

Ryder is offering used trucks in three categories ranging from high-quality to "as-is."

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Rick Tessier’s 2005 Western Star Lowmax

Tessier runs out of Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, and runs mostly in western Canada. He's added 7-inch pipes, an all-chrome dash, wooden steering wheel, swivel seats and two couches that turn into a double bed.

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Roads 511: Highway information in real time

Catch highway-traffic, -accident and -construction alerts from state DOTs and 511 services on Twitter via Overdrive's "Roads 511" Twitter list timeline.

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