Overdrive Staff

3-million-mile flatbedder’s ’86 Pete 359

Owner-operator William Hall bought this 1986 Peterbilt 359 in 1987 and has run it ever since. He’s stretched the frame, added wood flooring in the cab and completely redone the interior.

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Brake inspection blitz happening this week

The annual Brake Safety Week inspection spree is taking place this week, Sept. 7-13. CVSA says more than 30,000 trucks and buses will be inspected.

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Terry Zuber

Nominated by Mary Zuber, wife: "I love my trucker because I have been married to this incredible man for 18 years ... "

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What brand of truck are you? New quiz tells you just that

Have you ever wondered what kind of truck you’d be if in fact you were a truck? Maybe not, but regardless, the American Independent Truckers’ Association posted this week a quiz that determines just that based on your responses to a few questions. Click here to check out the quiz.

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Navistar cuts losses, sees $250M year-over-year turnaround in third quarter

Navistar International announced Sept. 2 a third quarter net loss of $2 million — positive news for a company that’s seen losses of hundreds of millions of dollars in recent quarters.

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Trucking co. owners plead guilty to violating FMCSA shutdown order, creating ‘chameleon carrier’

Two former trucking company owners pleaded guilty Aug. 19 to violating shutdown orders issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in a reincarnated carrier scheme conducted in 2012 and 2013.

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ELD, fleet management system maker Omnitracs buying competitor XRS for $178M

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced Sept. 2 that it has agreed to acquire XRS Corporation for $178 million.

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Simple solution for ending ‘driver shortage,’ survey says: Pay drivers more

Carriers use a wide array of tactics to find and keep drivers, but a results from a recently published survey show there’s overwhelmingly one thing fleets can do to accomplish their recruiting and retention goals: Raise pay for drivers.

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Shell Rotella recognizing trucking, other industries with ‘Hardworking’ tv spots

Shell Rotella announced last week that in honor of Labor Day, it had a new ad airing on RFD TV, the Outdoor Channel, Fox Sports 1 and Destination America. The ad is the latest in Shell's Hardworking Campaign series, which the company says celebrates the dedication of hardworking Americans. Click here to see the Labor Day spot, which Shell Rotella has posted on its Facebook page.  Below is one of the TV spots, but all of Shell's ...

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Labor Day podcast: Take a load off with the Trucker Talent Search performances

Whether you're at home or running the highways this fine Labor Day, in the podcast here you can take a tour with Overdrive's Todd Dills through performances by Trucker Talent Search emcee Tony Justice, contestants Brad James and Jennie Simpson, and the ultimate winner, Keith Sampson. The inaugural Trucker Talent Search finale was held on the Red Eye Radio stage outside the main entrance to the Great American Trucking Show floor Friday, Aug. 22, as ...

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