Overdrive Staff

FMCSA suspends authority of carrier for not releasing safety records

FMCSA says it has suspended the authority of Espinal Trucking, based in Michigan City, for not cooperating with an investigation into its compliance history following a crash in July.

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Mercury whacks rig’s fender in intersection — Could trucker have prevented it?

Truck operator John Doe hit the brakes and swerved to avoid a car cutting in front of him, but the collision damaged his right front fender. Could he have prevented the accident?

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Cummins N.Y. plant celebrates 40 years

Cummins celebrates the 40th anniversary of its Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP) in Jamestown, N.Y. Typically, more than 400 engines are built per day at JEP, and the plant produced its 1.5 millionth heavy-duty engine in the summer of 2013. Each of the plant's engines meets the emissions regulations in every part of the world to which they are shipped. "The Jamestown Engine Plant plays a critical role in our company's ability to produce a broad range of ...

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Semper Fi Services: ’96 International

Retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Danny Jones took up trucking full time in March after retiring from the military, and he makes nationwide runs in his 1996 International 9600 hauling cars.

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Peterbilt adds Alcoa Ultra Wheels as Class 8 spec

New Alcoa Ultra aluminum wheels manufactured from a MagnaForce alloy that provides additional strength and lower weight are now available as a factory-installed option for all Peterbilt heavy-duty trucks.

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California emissions laws spur big jump in diesel particulate filter sales

DPF sales jumped 65 percent year over year in the six-month period between Jan. 1 and June 30 of this year, according to a recent report, presumably as truck owners purchased them to come into compliance with California's emissions regs.

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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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