Overdrive Staff

Photos: Pride & Polish trucks, race trucks on display at Dynaflex show at ChampTruck race weekend

A few of the show trucks and race trucks at the joint Pride & Polish contest and ChampTruck racing held in conjunction this weekend.

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Overdrive announces top three Most Beautiful contest finalists

One of the women will be named Overdrive's Most Beautiful and will attend The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas in August, where she will be crowned.

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Nomination period open for Trucking’s Top Rookie award

Nominations for Randall-Reilly's Trucking’s Top Rookie contest are being accepted through June 26.

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Waste-haul success story in South Carolina

The 60-truck fleet is comprised mostly of Mack models, which cofounder Scott Fennell says he turns to for reliability on rough-and-tumble urban routes and in and out of landfills.

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Love’s opens new Jacksonville, Fla. location

Love’s Travel Stops announced Thursday, May 21, it has opened a new location in Jacksonville, Fla., along Interstate 95. The new location provides drivers with a place to rest and access to driver services along the nearly 1,200-mile highway that stretches from Florida to Maine. The new store offers gourmet coffee, fresh fruit, gift items, name-brand electronics, Chester’s Chicken and Subway restaurants. The 24-hour travel stop also features seven showers, 82 truck parking spaces, a Love’s Truck ...

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Pilot Flying J upgrading bathrooms, showers

Pilot Flying J has announced it is upgrading restrooms in more than 680 locations across North America. The renovated restrooms will feature low water consumption toilets, eco-friendly hand dryers, state-of-the-art LED lighting and Italian tile as accents on vanity walls. Additionally, Pilot Flying J has upgraded the showers at its travel centers over the last three years. The upgrades are part of a $50 million investment Pilot Flying J has made in its travel stops and are ...

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Boyd Transportation honors driver for 3 million safe miles

Boyd Transportation recently honored one of its drivers for reaching three million consecutive safe driving miles with the company.

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Partners in Business: Resources

Partners in Business provides contact resources for U.S. government organizations, business and finance assistance, and national and state trucking associations.

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Partners in Business: Health and Income Insurance

Paying for coverage of personal risks is a cost of doing business Health is the third core reason owner-operators fail – behind only poor truck maintenance and a lack of business skills. Many over-the-road drivers rarely have the time even to see a family physician at home, much less a doctor while on the road. Many also lack a disciplined approach to diet and exercise. Complicating this health picture for many owner-operators is inadequate health insurance coverage. ...

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Volvo making push to increase fuel efficiency, improve connectivity

Better fuel economy, platooning and vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity are the next steps in trucking's equipment evolution, Volvo said last week.

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