Overdrive Staff

Florida carrier shut down by FMCSA ignoring hours, maintenance rules

FMCSA has issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order to the Grand Ridge, Fla.-based Ken’s Trucking, a 33-truck fleet that hauls general freight and refrigerated food.

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BFGoodrich redesigns site

BFGoodrich Truck Tires has redesigned its website based on customer input. The site is more interactive and user-friendly, BFG says, and includes enhanced tire selector and dealer locator. Content is formatted for mobile devices, too, BFG says. Upgrades include a new tire selector that has been redesigned to offer more information and a search feature to help buyers find the right tire. Tires can also be viewed in a side-by-side comparison, along with other features. Click here to see ...

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Cummins recognized as top engine supplier

Cummins has received the 2014 U.S. Overall Best Heavy-Duty Truck Engines Product Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan, given this week at Frost & Sullivan’s annual gala in San Jose, Calif., on Sept. 16.

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Drivers help save couple from burning RV

Two truck operators out of Utah have been named the latest Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angels for their efforts in helping rescue a couple from a burning RV.

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ATK Oilfield Transportation puts KW C500s to the test

Take this pictorial tour through the fleet of 65 Kenworth C500s that powers ATK Oilfield Transportation, providing oil rig moving services throughout Western Canada and Texas.

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POLL: Where do you stand on U.S. strategy against ISIS?

The United States has telegraphed a strategy of coalition-building in the region around Iraq and Syria and elsewhere to support U.S. role, primarily in a training/air capability as most recently expressed, in the fight against ISIS, aka ISIL or Islamic State. Do you support?

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CEVA Ground increases owner-op pay

CEVA Ground announced it is increasing rates for its owner-operator drivers in the U.S. The announcement, it says, was done as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Owner-operators for the company will now get $1 a mile for solo drivers and $1.05 a mile for teams -- a roughly 10 percent increase, CEVA says. There are also incentives for safety and performance available, as well discounts for fuel purchases, tires and mechanical services.

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Driver Appreciation week is on: A roundup of happenings

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week — a week of celebration of U.S. truck operators spearheaded by the the American Trucking Associations — started Sept. 15 and runs through Sept. 20. Here’s a roundup of announcements we’ve seen about events or promotions related to Driver Appreciation Week.

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100-truck convoy taking over Wisconsin highway next week for Special Olympics

Dozens of law enforcement officials will be escorting more than 100 trucks along Highway 41 from Richfield, Wis., to Oshkosh, Wis., on Sept. 20 to raise money for the Special Olympics in Wisconsin and as a close to National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

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American Pie: Husband and wife team’s patriotic ’03 Volvo VNL

Owner-operator husband-and-wife team Daniel and Sarah Sauseda of Dallas haul ammunition and explosives nationwide with their 2003 Volvo VNL770.

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