Overdrive Staff

Partners in Business tip: Keep an escrow account for maintenance costs

Every good preventive maintenance schedule begins with a maintenance escrow savings account. A good formula for this ties the age of the truck to cents-per-mile savings.

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Four weeks left to submit nominations in Overdrive contest recognizing female truckers

Contest recognizing female drivers accepting nominations through Feb. 15.

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Trucker helps woman deliver baby at truck stop, named Highway Angel

When he entered the restroom, he found a woman on the floor in labor with her husband trying to help. He laid towels down under the woman while her mother encouraged her, and after a few pushes, a baby girl was delivered.

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Mack’s updates mDrive transmission with auto neutral, rolling start features

Mack Trucks announced at World of Concrete in Las Vegas Tuesday it will make rolling start and auto neutral standard on all Mack mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD transmissions.

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DOT soliciting drug test results from random carriers

The random selection is part of FMCSA’s annual Drug and Alcohol Information Survey. The results of the survey are used to determine random drug testing rates for the next year.

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Winter storm prompts hours suspension for certain truckers in Oklahoma

The emergency declaration was issued Thursday, Jan. 12, and is effective through Feb. 11. The declaration says direct assistance only applies to the "restoration of essential services" such as electrical, sewer, water and telecommunications, and for essential supplies such as feed, food and fuel.

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New website for Peterson lights

Visually, the new site from Peterson Manufacturing presents a cleaner, more colorful look with bold graphics, updated photos, videos and informative text.

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Real American Trucker presents ‘A 360+’ in snow on U.S. 30 in Wyo.

"Following a snowplow on a foggy, ice-covered road" near Kemmerer, Wyo., as you'll see in the vid, an SUV coming up from behind the truck was unable to stop and does a full 360, and then some, right in front of the rig.

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Video: ‘California Dreaming’

Freddy Velasco's '03 379 and Great Dane reefer

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Canadian driver pulls two fellow truckers from jackknifed truck

The other driver told him his team partner was in the sleeper, and Sohi found him unharmed. He was able to then pull both drivers out of the truck before calling 911 and waiting for authorities.

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