Overdrive Staff

Diesel hits lowest point since January, falls sixth week in a row

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped again in the week ended June 9, falling 2.6 cents to $3.892, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.

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Finalist Michele Pruitt: ‘I think beauty is within’

Pruitt is a self-described “country girl.” She’s usually found wearing her boots, hats and jeans.

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Senate DOT appropriations bill would set e-log, CSA safety fitness determination deadlines

In addition to offering restart-changes relief pending further study, the bill requires an ELD final rule by January 2015 and SFD proposal by December of this year, in addition to an OIG audit of the compliance review program.

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Goodyear expanding network to Greensboro, N.C.

Goodyear is expanding its commercial tire and service network to the Greensboro, N.C., market, the company announced this week.  It is bringing its "Total Package Solution" in its expansion, which includes: -A full range of commercial truck tires for every application -Technologies like Goodyear DuraSeal and FuelMax -A full line of retread products, including Goodyear spliceless UniCircle -Goodyear-FleetHQ 24/7 emergency roadside service  -Goodyear SMart Fleet program

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Finalist Kimberly Myers: ‘I am always looking for new challenges’

Myers says she came into trucking later in life, and she is proud of herself and who she has become.

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PIB tip: Shop for insurance

Don’t automatically include insurance in the final contract of a truck loan. Shop around beforehand, and you may opt to buy it elsewhere.

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OOIDA, Western Star ‘Spirit of American Trucker’ tour hits the road

After building a truck from the ground up through fan votes, the Western Star “Design Our Star” show truck is now on the road, pulling the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour trailer to truck shows, conferences and truck stops throughout the United States, Daimler announced this week.  The truck is being helmed by Boise, Idaho-based Jon Osburn.  With more than 16,000 votes during the year-long campaign, fans selected the truck model, application, engine, ...

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Truck Centers acquires Indiana Freightliner dealer

Truck Centers, Inc., which operates a network of Freightliner and Western Star dealerships in Illinois and Missouri, announced this week it has completed the acquisition of Freightliner of Evansville, Ind. “This acquisition expands our presence in the Midwest and, more importantly, our Elite Support service network allowing us to better serve our customers and maximize their uptime,” stated Katie Hopkins, vice president of Truck Centers. 

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Peterbilt announces new nat gas powertrain option of Cummins ISX12 G and Eaton’s UltraShift

Peterbilt announced this week a new powertrain option for several of its natural gas vehicles that combines the Cummins Westport ISX12 G and the Eaton UltraShift Plus automated transmission. It will be available for its Models 579, 567, 384 and 365 and works for both CNG- and LNG-powered trucks.

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Video log: A day at the tracks on the European truck racing circuit

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts attended a race in the European truck racing circuit last week in Misano, Italy. While there, he caught up with some of the participants in the race and captured some other sights and sounds at the event.

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