Overdrive Staff

Video, Twitter log: Test driving Peterbilt’s new 579 EPIQ

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts is at Peterbilt headquarters in Denton, Texas, this week to get the details on Peterbilt's new 579 EPIQ tractor and take it for a test drive. Here are live photos and videos from the action.

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Truckers News wants your creepy tales from the road

Overdrive sister site TruckersNews.com is collecting readers' tales of "Haunted Highways" via a new special program.

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K&B boosts sign-on bonus for new hires

K&B Transportation announced that it has boosted its sign-on bonus for newly hired drivers, who now will receive $400 in orientation pay, $500 on their Nov. 21 paycheck prior to Thanksgiving and another $500 on their Dec. 19 paycheck before Christmas. Drivers for the Sioux City, Iowa-based refrigerated carrier also have the option to run over the Christmas holiday and earn an extra $250 bonus.

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FMCSA grants another $1M to driver training schools to train military vets

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Oct. 21 it has awarded $1 million in grants to nine tech and community colleges across the U.S. to help train military veterans for truck and bus driving jobs.

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Cummins develops iPhone, iPad service app

Cummins announced this week it has released a new app for Apple iOS devices. Dubbed QuickServe Online, it offers users easy, mobile access to Cummins’ parts options, parts catalogs and engine dataplate info for 15 million Cummins serial numbers, the engine maker says. It also has a fault code analyzer for Cummins electronic engines, providing specific fault code details and analysis. The app is free and is available in Apple’s App store. Click here to download it.

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32 drivers named finalists for leaders of next America’s Road Team

The American Trucking Associations named this week 32 drivers as finalists in the selection process for the captains of the 2015-2016 America’s Road Team.

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Charts: For-hire truck driver pay averages $46k, private $73k

How does your pay rank against the industry average? These charts should give you some idea.

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Photos: Working, show trucks competing in 2014’s final Pride & Polish show

The 2014 PDI Dyno Event and Truck Show is under way in St. George, Utah, and it's hosting the last Overdrive's Pride & Polish show of the year and the second qualifying event of the 2014-2015 Pride & Polish National Championship series.  Here are all of the trucks competing in the event. Photos by Brian Bourke: ...

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Kenworth adds ‘virtual driver coach’ option to T680, T880 models

Kenworth introduced Oct. 17 a new driver coaching system that will be available in T680 and T880 models spec’d with the Paccar MX-13 engine and an automated transmission. The Driver Performance Assistant will give immediate feedback to drivers on how their operation of the truck will impact fuel economy and wear on brakes.

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PIB tip: Use overdraft protection

There are options that are much less costly than bouncing a check.

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