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Women in Trucking, NASCAR driver join to honor fallen vets

| August 05, 2014

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 ...

Peterbilt opens Model 579 online configuration tool

| August 05, 2014

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 ...

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

| August 04, 2014

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.

Up and running: 30-year-old Mack Superliner

| August 01, 2014

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 ...

Three truckers to compete for best singer title at GATS

| July 31, 2014

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.

PrePass adds two Miss. weigh stations

| July 31, 2014

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 ...

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

| July 31, 2014

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, ...

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

| July 30, 2014

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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