Overdrive Staff

FMCSA-approved med examiners coming to truck stops nationwide, group announces

The newly formed Truck Stop Health Care announced Sept. 23 it will be placing certified medical examiners in truck stops in every U.S. state. TSHC says the move will help drivers more easily access DOT-certified medical examiners to perform the federally required bi-yearly physical.

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Is this the truck of the future?

Daimler pulled the curtain back Sept. 23 on what it’s dubbed the Future Truck 2025: A revolutionary cabover that blends technology, aerodynamics and design in a way unlike any truck has done before.

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DOT takes action against driver who falsified employment app, carrier in fraud scheme

A representative for a carrier who defrauded customers has been sentenced, while a truck driver who previously was charged with homicide after a fatal crash has been sentenced for making false statements on a driver employment application.

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Readers split over militarized police force

With mainstream media disseminating images of police employing military-style armor and weaponry during rioting in Ferguson, Mo., this summer, a debate over the militarization of local police was revived.

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Volvo launches used trucks program, online search tool

Volvo Trucks has launched its Volvo Premium Certified used trucks program and online Used Truck Search tool to help simplify finding fully inspected used Volvo models.

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Optronics spotlights revamped website

Optronics International announced that its newly revamped website is now live with database-driven content updated on a real-time basis.

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Impeltronics touts attractive tool

Drop a wrench into the engine again? Lose a nut in a hard-to-reach spot? Don't panic, because help is available from Impeltronics, which recently took a few moments to remind everyone about its LED Telescoping Magnetic Flashlight & Pick Up Tool designed for finding and retrieving objects in hard-to-reach areas. The magnets in both the head and tail end of the flashlight permit the recovery of magnetic objects weighing up to 8 pounds. Three bright LED ...

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When rates drive capacity: Growth in new-carrier registrations follows spot-market rate boom

Owner-operators with their eyes on real-time demand data are well-positioned to capitalize on a large volume of freight -- and attendant good rates -- available from brokers in the spot market.

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Running down under: Australian operator’s Kenworth K200

Rod Hannifey of Dubbo, Central New South Wales, Australia, is a company driver for Truckright, hauling chemicals and general and steel mesh, usually from Melbourne to Brisbane.

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TCA names Brad Bentley its new president

The Truckload Carriers Association announced Sept. 18 it has selected Brad Bentley as its new president. Bentley will succeed Chris Burruss, who resigned as head of TCA in June for personal reasons. Bentley, who currently is the editorial director of Overdrive publisher Randall-Reilly’s recruiting division, will be moving from Alabama to the Washington, D.C., area, and will officially assume the position in mid-October. Bentley “has been active in TCA,” the group says, serving as the co-chair of ...

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