Overdrive Staff

Peterbilt launches set-forward front axle Model 567

Peterbilt launched a new configuration for its vocational Model 567: a set-forward front axle version suited for mixer and other weight-conscious applications. “The Model 567 SFFA lets customers maximize payloads while helping meet state and federal bridge law requirements,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt assistant general manager of sales and marketing. “The Model 567 is a low-weight leader, and this new configuration will let customers take full advantage of that through optimized weight distribution.” Like the set-back axle ...

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FMCSA shuts down owner-operator following alcohol-related violations

FMCSA announced Feb. 3 it has issued a shutdown order to South Dakota-based owner-operator Lonnie Roth following the revocation of his CDL and his continuing to operate without it.

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KeepTruckin enables GPS location

With the latest update to the KeepTruckin logbook for iPhone and Android and fleet management dashboard, fleets can view drivers’ current locations on an interactive map.

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Eddie Kilroy anchoring new Freymiller radio station

Kilroy, former longtime host on XM Radio's "Willie's Place," hosts a morning show 8-12 CST for driver call-ins and country music on the carrier's online radio station.

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20 Best Fleets to Drive For named by TCA, two winners to be named in March

The Truckload Carriers Association in conjunction with CarriersEdge have named 20 trucking companies in North America the Best Fleets to Drive For, based on criteria like pay, benefits and career path.

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M. Cyndi Gwatney

I've been driving since 1979 and was doing so when accommodations for women were scarce. I own three trucks and drive one. I have been leased to my carrier for 29 years. What I think makes me eligible is my involvement in rescue. I have had 700-plus dogs and two horses and some cats adopted from my home in six years. At any time there are 20 or more dogs at my place waiting for homes. Submitted by M. Cyndi ...

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Cheryl Kautz

I love being out on these great American highways. I have only been driving for 6 months but I have learned so much and more everyday what it takes to be a good truck driver. I always do my best to have good road edict you know move over when I'm passed obey the rules of the road and be safe the load is not a life. Submitted by Cheryl Kautz, company driver Dothan, Alabama

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Susan Duffie

I'm not the most beautiful. I have been around the trucking industry all my life. My dad started driving a truck back when my siblings and I were still in diapers. I always wanted to drive a truck because of him and my Mom. My parents started driving team back in the early '80s and I so badly wanted to drive and asked my dad to teach me and he told me there it is ...

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Cargomatic app gets $8M investment

Cargomatic, an app that aims to connect local shippers and carriers, announced this week it has received $8 million in investments, led by Canaan Partners, the company says.

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Tex-Mix Concrete in expansion mode in and around Austin, Texas

The company’s 88 mixer trucks are a common site along I-35 and Texas 130, delivering TxDOT- and city-approved mixes for construction projects from seven plants. The company has two new concrete plants under construction to keep up with demand.

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