Overdrive Staff

Ryder names its carriers of the year

Ryder Systems last week announced its selections for top carriers in its annual Ryder Carrier Quality Award, which recognizes carriers in metrics like on-time performance, claims handling, customer service, technology applications, economic value and innovation for the previous calendar year.

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‘America respected and loved truckers a lot more back then’

Six-million-mile man Gregg Blair, now retired, remembers a long career.

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Keeping it old school: ’02 Peterbilt 379

Rick Meijer, an Orono, Ontario, native, owns this 2002 Peterbilt 379, which is powered by a 550-hp Cat and 18-speed transmission.

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Three Trucker Talent finalists headed for Dallas

The three singing truckers who will compete live at The Great American Trucking Show for the top prize are Brad James, Jennie Simpson and Keith Sampson.

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Photos: Beauty shots of River States Pride & Polish Best of Show winners

The River States Customz Pride & Polish event took place last weekend, June 27-28, and produced four Best of Show winners and some new qualifiers for the Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship judging round to be held next month at the Great American Trucking Show. A full list of winners was posted Saturday (click here to see it), and since, the show's four Best of Show winners and the People's Choice winner had their beauty ...

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Detroit hits production milestones

Detroit Diesel Corp. this week celebrated the production of its one millionth Detroit axle at its Employee Appreciation Day. The annual employee recognition event was held at the company’s headquarters in Redford, Mich. “Our Employee Appreciation Day celebrates the hard work and dedication of our employees, who are the heart of what makes our products and our company successful,” said Jeff Allen, head of Redford plant operations. Detroit manufactures front steer, rear single drive and rear tandem ...

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Mack opens two facilities in Canada

Mack Trucks expanded its service and support network in Canada with the opening of two new facilities. Redhead Equipment recently opened its new Regina, Saskatchewan location between Emerald Park and the City of Regina on Highway 1 East. Redhead Equipment also retails and services trailers and construction equipment. Mack Laval opened near Montreal, Quebec. The dealership was previously based in Anjou, Quebec, and known as Camions Lourds de Montreal. The 19,000 square-foot facility provides 14 service bays ...

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Overdrive announces winner of female-trucker contest

Emily Weymouth of Charlton, Mass., hauls motor oil, transmission fluid and other lubricants for Dennison Lubricants.

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Volvo investing $69 million in Va. plant

The Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX, VHD and VAH trucks are assembled at the plant.

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Analyst: E-logs drove 2013 carrier bankruptcy spike

2013 didn't follow the typical seasonality of trucking bankruptcies. When analyst Donald Broughton researched the situations of newly bankrupt carriers, a pattern of FMCSA audit, implementation of e-logs and business failure was found.

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