Overdrive Staff

Trucking employment continues to climb, sees solid gain in Sept.

Trucking employment in the for-hire trucking industry saw a healthy jump in September, gaining 3,800 jobs from the month prior, according to the Labor Department's monthly report. Trucking’s gains were in line with the economy as a whole, which added 248,000 non-farm jobs in the month and the country’s unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent — the lowest since July 2008.

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Pilot offering free showers for fuel purchases

Pilot Flying J announced this week it is offering free daily showers to all drivers who pump more than 500 gallons of fuel in a month.

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Volvo halts natural gas due to market demands

Volvo announced this week it is placing on hold its plans to launch a compression-ignited liquefied natural gas engine in North America, saying it is adapting its plans to the pace of the alt fuel market in the U.S. and Canada.

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Driver who left trailer of rotten chicken at truck stop arrested

Idaho police say they have arrested the driver sought in connection to a trailer abandoned at a Flying J truck stop last week in Montana. The trailer was filled with 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken.

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Photo gallery: Classics showing at recent antique truck show

Overdrive sister site Truckers News' Editor David Hollis was able to catch a recent Antique Truck Historical Society gathering in eastern New York, where classic models were on display for attendees and enthusiasts. Above is a gallery of some of the highlights. Click here to see full coverage on Truckers News.

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Guilty by Association show: Photos of winners, other attractions from show’s final day

Overdrive's Wendy Parker has spent the last few days in Joplin, Mo., at the Chrome Shop Mafia's Guilty by Association show and customer appreciation event. The winners in the event's show truck competition were announced this morning. Here's Wendy's coverage, via her Twitter feed.

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Webasto, USTDTS team for fuel efficiency curriculum in driving schools

Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America announced a partnership with United States Truck Driving Training Schools to develop and deliver a curriculum to educate truck driving students about how to save money on fuel and better the environment with idle reduction technology. Webasto said that with the new partnership, the company will be a primary educational resource for truck driver awareness regarding fuel efficiency and environmental impact, reaching more than 1,000 new drivers each year. “Over the ...

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European freight app would be great in U.S., too

At last week’s IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 event in Hanover, Germany, online freight platform TimoCom touted its free transport barometer for personal devices that U.S. owner-operators probably would love if they could get their hands on it. TimoCom, which labels itself as “a market leader among the freight and vehicle exchanges in Europe,” said the real-time app is designed to allow drivers across the pond to compare and find return loads immediately after unloading and promote ...

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Photos: Show trucks pop in the sun at Chrome Shop’s Guilty by Association show

Overdrive blogger Wendy Parker has spent the last two days checking out the Guilty by Association show put on each year by 4 State Trucks and the Chrome Shop Mafia in Joplin, Mo. Here's a roundup of some of the trucks and sites she's seen, via her Twitter feed.

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Driver helps put out fire for fellow motorist

Jannie Reece of Waynseboro, Tenn., has been named the latest Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel for her efforts in helping put out a fire in a car burning on the Interstate.

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