Overdrive Staff

Georgia DOT hopes $3.1M in incentives helps reopen I-85 by May 21

Georgia DOT officials are offering $3.1 million in incentives to a contracting company to get I-85 reopened as early as May 21, local news outlets are reporting.

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ELD guide: How the two basic types of logging devices work

BYOD (“bring your own device”) systems allow buyers to purchase their own hardware for the driver interface, such as an owner-operator using an app on a personal Android- or iOS-powered smartphone. The other prominent type is a dedicated ELD unit, which has been around in various forms for some years.

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Partners in Business tip: Save for retirement

If you don’t have a retirement account, start one. Here's why.

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Inside the black box: A guide to ELDs

FMCSA expects to begin enforcement of its ELD mandate Dec. 18, the scheduled date by which owner-operators must be using electronic logs. There are dozens of compliance options for truckers. This comprehensive look spells out those options -- and their pros and cons.

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Joey Parker Trucking’s 2011 Kenworth

Powered by a 475-horsepower Caterpillar and an 18-speed Eaton-Fuller with 3.55 rears, the truck is used to haul chicken in a reefer trailer.

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Trucking rap sheet: One charged, two plead guilty in separate CDL testing schemes

Two former Detroit DOT employees pleaded guilty recently for allegedly accepting more than $4,000 in bribes in a CDL testing scheme, and a Utah man was charged with accepting a bribe for a passing CDL skills test grade.

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Joseph Stelzer and another hauler cut off in ‘Crazy California driver’

A little white-knuckle moment caught by Stelzer's dashcam -- yet another example of reckless behavior by those with whom truckers share the road.

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Cummins, Eaton enter into $600M partnership on automated transmissions

Engine maker Cummins and transmission maker Eaton announced Monday a new partnership to develop automated transmissions for the heavy-duty truck market. The deal further solidifies Cummins' and Eaton's four-year partnership on integrated powertrains, which offers truck buyers an alternative to truck makers' proprietary powertrains.

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Illinois police placed 138 trucks out-of-service during annual 24-hour inspection blitz

In total, Illinois State Police conducted 1,437 inspections, issued 624 written warnings and 123 citations during the operation.

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Trucking employment rallied again in March

Trucking’s employment additions were part of a lackluster month for national employment, with the U.S. economy adding just 98,000 jobs, according to the Labor Department’s monthly report.

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