Overdrive Staff

TMC roundup: New ELDs, axles, suspensions more announced at annual conference

The American Trucking Associations' annual Technology and Maintenance Council conference has seen a number of announcements including new axles, suspensions, ELDs and more.

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Australian hauler’s ’96 Western Star 4964

The truck is powered by a 525-horsepower Cummins N14 and an Eaton 18-speed, and it's used to haul mostly bulk food starch, timber, car tires and food products.

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Averitt Express drivers’ donations to St. Jude topped $500k in 2016

The donations were made through the company’s employee giving program, Averitt Cares for Kids. More than 86 percent of the company’s employees donate $1 every week as part of the program.

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Maine to lower I-295 speed limit

MaineDOT says it raised the speed limit in 2014 and has since seen a 29 percent increase in crashes, along with a 6.4 percent increase in traffic volume.

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Trucker sentenced to 10 years in prison for 2014 crash that killed five

Francisco Espinal-Quiroz pleaded guilty in November to five counts of reckless homicide and falsifying logbook entries, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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PrePass adds Texas tolls to services

In order to take advantage of PrePass for Texas tolls, PrePass Plus users must opt in to the new services and complete an authorization form.

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Nearly 56,000 U.S. bridges in need of repairs, new report says

Approximately 1,900 bridges along the United States’ interstate system are deemed structurally deficient, a fraction of the nearly 56,000 bridges across the U.S. with the same designation, according to a report released by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

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GPS Insight launches new ELD system

Some features on the ELD include messaging, which allows drivers to communicate with dispatch; navigation; and GPS tracking.

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Love’s opens new locations in Illinois, Utah

The Utah location, at exit 363 on I-15 in Brigham City, offers truckers 94 truck parking spaces, and the Illinois store, located in Greenup along I-70 at exit 119, offers 92 truck parking spaces.

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Stephanie Roberts

Stephanie Roberts

What makes Stephanie beautiful both inside and out is her sincerity and unrelenting commitment to leaving every place she visits better than she found it. In a world where everyone is rushed and tend to forget that others live in it. Stephanie will be the first to ask a cashier who is having a bad day, how their day is going with a smile or stop to pick up trash that has been left by ...

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