Overdrive Staff

POLL: Where do you stand on U.S. strategy against ISIS?

The United States has telegraphed a strategy of coalition-building in the region around Iraq and Syria and elsewhere to support U.S. role, primarily in a training/air capability as most recently expressed, in the fight against ISIS, aka ISIL or Islamic State. Do you support?

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CEVA Ground increases owner-op pay

CEVA Ground announced it is increasing rates for its owner-operator drivers in the U.S. The announcement, it says, was done as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Owner-operators for the company will now get $1 a mile for solo drivers and $1.05 a mile for teams -- a roughly 10 percent increase, CEVA says. There are also incentives for safety and performance available, as well discounts for fuel purchases, tires and mechanical services.

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Driver Appreciation week is on: A roundup of happenings

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week — a week of celebration of U.S. truck operators spearheaded by the the American Trucking Associations — started Sept. 15 and runs through Sept. 20. Here’s a roundup of announcements we’ve seen about events or promotions related to Driver Appreciation Week.

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100-truck convoy taking over Wisconsin highway next week for Special Olympics

Dozens of law enforcement officials will be escorting more than 100 trucks along Highway 41 from Richfield, Wis., to Oshkosh, Wis., on Sept. 20 to raise money for the Special Olympics in Wisconsin and as a close to National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

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American Pie: Husband and wife team’s patriotic ’03 Volvo VNL

Owner-operator husband-and-wife team Daniel and Sarah Sauseda of Dallas haul ammunition and explosives nationwide with their 2003 Volvo VNL770.

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Truck platooning system with autonomous braking, cruise showcased at Detroit show

The system, which is based on features like adaptive cruise control and autonomous braking, was developed in a three-company partnership that includes Meritor Wabco, Peloton and Denso. It's touted by the companies as one that can save fuel economy and increase fleet efficiency.

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National ‘smart truck parking’ system in the works, will show real-time parking info

A system that will use road signs, smartphone apps, websites and in-cab messaging to allow drivers to find parking availability in real-time took a step toward nationwide deployment this week, according to the groups producing it.

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Lee Daugherty

Nominated by Michelle Daugherty, wife, and Makaylea Daugherty, daughter

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Broker charged with bribing National Guard officials for freight contracts

An Alabama-based freight broker has been charged with with two counts of bribery and two counts of fraud after investigators say he bribed two National Guard officials to steer military transport contracts to two carriers he represented.

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Bradley Koon

Nominated by Stacey Webb, wife: He's a safe driver and always helps people he encounters in need ...

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