Overdrive Staff

Volvo, Freightliner issue recalls for some on-highway tractors

Volvo is recalling 862 2011-2015 VNL and 2014-2015 VNM trucks. Freightliner is recalling 194 2015 model Cascadia, 122SD and Business Class M2 units.

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Chevron Delo giving away F-250 in sweepstakes

Chevron Delo announced this week it is giving away 2014 Ford F-250 diesel-powered pickup in its fourth annual Delo Pick-Up Your Truck sweepstakes. The contest runs from Aug. 1 through Sept. 30, and the contest can be entered at delopromos.com. To be qualified to win, entrants must “Like” Chevron Delo on Facebook. Click here to see the Facebook page. Twelve total winners will come in the contest, with the grand prize winner getting the F-250. A first ...

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Women in Trucking, NASCAR driver join to honor fallen vets

Women in Trucking has announced it is teaming with NASCAR driver Jennifer Jo Cobb and her No. 10 Driven 2 Honor NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team in a fund raising effort to benefit Wreaths Across America. Each WIT member who donates to Wreaths Across America will have a decal with his or her name (or the person honored by the donation) placed on Cobb’s racing truck. Also, one dollar frome each wreath donation will go ...

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Peterbilt opens Model 579 online configuration tool

Peterbilt announced last week that truck buyers can now fully spec Model 579s with a new interactive configuration tool on peterbilt.com. Users can select sleeper options, interior trim packages, exterior color, axles, aerodynamic fairings, headlamps, bright options and performance levels of the Paccar MX-13 engine. Users can then save and email an image of their truck and get in touch with a Peterbilt dealership to complete the process. The configurator can be accessed from peterbilt.com’s home page by ...

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Changes to CSA’s SMS site go live, aim to better illustrate scores’ relationship to crash risk

The Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s carrier rankings site — the Safety Measurement System — has been redesigned and has some new features, which went live Aug. 2. Here's what's changed.

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Up and running: 30-year-old Mack Superliner

Ben Ickert of Amboy, Wash., hauls logs throughout the state with his nearly 30-year-old Mack Superliner. Ickert, of Amboy bought the truck three years ago and says he’s had to put $50,000 into restoration work to “make as safe and roadworthy as today’s trucks.”

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Three truckers to compete for best singer title at GATS

Three professional drivers will face off in Dallas Aug. 22 to see who walks away as winner of Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search.

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PrePass adds two Miss. weigh stations

PrePass announced this week it has added two new Mississippi weigh stations to its station bypass list.  The stations are located on Interstate 55 about 20 miles south of Memphis, and the service is now available at both the southbound and northbound weigh stations.  PrePass is at 306 stations and inspection facilities nationwide. PrePass estimates its bypass service saved drivers more than 225,772 hours last year, which it says equates to $1 million in fuel savings and ...

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Country star Lee Ann Womack, Deadliest Catch’s Edgar Hansen to meet attendees at Red Eye Radio booth

Red Eye Radio Network’s lobby booth will host concerts by Lee Ann Womack, John King, Zane Williams and Tony Justice at the Great American Trucking Show. Also, Edgar Hansen, star on Discovery's The Deadliest Catch, will also be visiting the RER booth.

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FMCSA, OSHA to collaborate on employer retaliation claims made by truck drivers

In an attempt to ensure truck drivers’ protections under federal anti-retaliation laws, FMCSA and OSHA have agreed to begin sharing information with one another when drivers claim their employers violate labor laws.

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