Overdrive Staff

Video: Checking out, test driving Western Star’s new 5700 XE

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts was on hand in Las Vegas earlier this month when Western Star unveiled its new 5700 XE tractor, designed for aerodynamic fuel savings and driver comfort. In this video, Roberts takes the truck for a test spin and talks to Western Star reps about its features.

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Goodyear looking for Highway Hero nominees

Goodyear announced this week that it is accepting nominations for its 32nd North American Highway Hero Award until Nov. 29.

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FMCSA-approved med examiners coming to truck stops nationwide, group announces

The newly formed Truck Stop Health Care announced Sept. 23 it will be placing certified medical examiners in truck stops in every U.S. state. TSHC says the move will help drivers more easily access DOT-certified medical examiners to perform the federally required bi-yearly physical.

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Is this the truck of the future?

Daimler pulled the curtain back Sept. 23 on what it’s dubbed the Future Truck 2025: A revolutionary cabover that blends technology, aerodynamics and design in a way unlike any truck has done before.

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DOT takes action against driver who falsified employment app, carrier in fraud scheme

A representative for a carrier who defrauded customers has been sentenced, while a truck driver who previously was charged with homicide after a fatal crash has been sentenced for making false statements on a driver employment application.

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Readers split over militarized police force

With mainstream media disseminating images of police employing military-style armor and weaponry during rioting in Ferguson, Mo., this summer, a debate over the militarization of local police was revived.

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Volvo launches used trucks program, online search tool

Volvo Trucks has launched its Volvo Premium Certified used trucks program and online Used Truck Search tool to help simplify finding fully inspected used Volvo models.

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Optronics spotlights revamped website

Optronics International announced that its newly revamped website is now live with database-driven content updated on a real-time basis.

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Impeltronics touts attractive tool

Drop a wrench into the engine again? Lose a nut in a hard-to-reach spot? Don't panic, because help is available from Impeltronics, which recently took a few moments to remind everyone about its LED Telescoping Magnetic Flashlight & Pick Up Tool designed for finding and retrieving objects in hard-to-reach areas. The magnets in both the head and tail end of the flashlight permit the recovery of magnetic objects weighing up to 8 pounds. Three bright LED ...

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When rates drive capacity: Growth in new-carrier registrations follows spot-market rate boom

Owner-operators with their eyes on real-time demand data are well-positioned to capitalize on a large volume of freight -- and attendant good rates -- available from brokers in the spot market.

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