Overdrive Staff

PIB tip: Save every receipt, no matter how small

Why “tip” the taxman? Place an envelope in your truck for collecting your receipts and send them at the end of each month to your business services provider.

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Truck operator backs into on-the-move pancake patron — Could he have prevented the accident?

While making a deliver at a restaurant, truck operator John Doe backed into the car of an unsuspecting patron who was trying to leave the restaurant. Could he have prevented this accident?

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Running in the desert: Owner-op’s 2014 Kenworth T660

In his year-old ‘14 Kenworth T660, owner-operator Christopher Harrison hauls dry freight from Reno, Nev., to San Francisco and down to Los Angeles, he says.

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Boyd, Interstate raising pay

Boyd Bros. Transportation (No. 92 in the CCJ Top 250) and Interstate Distributor (No. 72 in the CCJ Top 250) both announced Aug. 28 they would be implementing pay raises for their drivers. Boyd, the Clayton, Ala.-based flatbed fleet, said its pay raise will bring its average driver pay to 54 cents a mile. It also announced a 2-cents-per-mile seasonal bonus for company drivers and a 4-cent-per-mile bonus for lease-purchase drivers. Boyd says it also recently increased ...

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Love’s opens two new stops

Love’s Travel Stops announced Aug. 28 it has opened two new locations: One in Mossy Head, Fla., at Exit 70 on I-10, and one in Fort Stockton, Texas, at Exit 261 off of I-10.

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Rolling Strong partners with owner-op association

Trucking wellness program Rolling Strong announced this week it has partnered with the American Association of Owner-Operators to help AAOO members work toward better health.

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DOT only taken half of bridge safety measures required by MAP-21 law

Only 12 of the 24 bridge safety actions required by the current MAP-21 highway funding law have been implemented by the Federal Highway Administration, according to a report released Aug. 26 by the DOT’s Office of the Inspector General.

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VIDEO: Pride & Polish competitors rolling into the sunshine after GATS

The Great American Trucking Show hosted nearly 70 show trucks in its annual Pride & Polish competition last week. This video shows the trucks leaving the Dallas Convention Center after the show ended.

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Kenworth T880 promotes literacy

This Kenworth T880 features a 52-inch sleeper and a special Seattle Mariners theme -- Aug. 26, it plays a part in a Paccar fund-raising effort outside Safeco Field in support of the Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program in Seattle.

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FuelQuest acquired by Veeder-Root

FuelQuest, a software provider for commercial fueling, was acquired by Veeder-Root Company, per an Aug. 26 announcement. Veeder-Root says the acquisition will help improve “operational efficiencies” for commercial fueling customers. FuelQuest brings its Software as a Service (SaaS) experience to Veeder-Root’s Insite360 Fuel services, VR says.

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