Overdrive Staff

Richard Hartman’s 2000 Pete 379

This 2000 Pete 379 features a 300-inch, 4-axle wheelbase, a Cat 550 and 13-speed transmission. The truck is owned by Kusmenko Kustom Farming in Zap, N.D., and is operated by Richard Hartman.

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Coffee companies marketing to truckers with ‘Trucker Speed,’ ‘Death Wish Coffee’

Jittery Joe’s is now marketing a blend it’s calling “Trucker Speed” and is dedicated to and promoted by the rock band Drive-By Truckers. And, if you watched the Super Bowl last weekend, you may have seen a commercial for Death Wish Coffee, a brand that has been promoted by Lisa Kelly and Todd Dewey, two of the drivers from the hit reality show, “Ice Road Truckers.”

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N.Y. trucker named Highway Angel for saving man from burning car

Julian Kaczor of Utica, N.Y., a truck driver for Leonard’s Transportation out of Farmington, N.Y., has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for saving a man from a burning car after it crashed.

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Penn. driver wins set of Double Coin drive tires

Tom Anthony, a driver for Smith Hauling out of Oliveburg, Penn., has been announced by Double Coin and CMA as the winner of Double Coin’s second “Smart Money Tire Drawing.”

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Rhode Island clears trucks-only toll plan, group warns it will ‘decimate’ state’s trucking industry

Once enacted, drivers of class 8 trucks will pay a maximum of $20 to travel through the state along Interstate 95 one-way. Each electronic toll gantry a trucker passes under would cost about $3. The maximum daily charge would be $40.

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Final chance to nominate female drivers for Overdrive’s Most Beautiful

Contest looks for women who exhibit professionalism and beauty both inside and out.

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POLL: How often do motorists call in to complain about truckers’ driving?

"How's my driving?" Whether solicited on the truck or not, have you ever been the subject of a call-in complaint from a motorist or other trucker relative to your on-highway performance?

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Ted Cosa’s California close call

When a four-wheeler spun out up ahead on a California highway, Ted Cosa's ABS performed flawlessly at 75K lbs. in what you'll see in his dashcam vid here was a very, very close call.

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Driver named TCA Highway Angel for saving fellow trucker from on-highway fire

Edward Wilcher has been named a TCA Highway Angel for helping another truck driver escape from his burning rig.

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Video: Trailer for Overdrive’s YouTube Channel and a link to subscribe

Do you subscribe to the Overdrive YouTube Channel? See this video as to why you should.

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