Overdrive Staff

Goodyear seeking nominations for annual Highway Hero award

The award honors professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others. Nominations can be made through Nov. 29.

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Open letter from Larry Klimek Trucking urging reps to delay ELD mandate

The Grand Island, Neb.-based small fleet urges Congress and the President to stand with Rep. Brian Babin's H.R. 3283 ELD delay bill, after a similar measure was defeated when it was attempted as an amendment to an appropriations bill.

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Partners in Business tip: Analyze your oil

Getting an engine oil analysis is a great way to determine engine wear problems before they cause too much damage.

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Celadon driver earns Highway Angel status for saving fellow driver

The incident occurred at a Pilot Travel Center in Kingston Springs, Tennessee. Miller saw the other driver collapse, and when they were unresponsive Miller started CPR and continued until emergency medical services made it to the scene.

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Ice Road Truckers stars lend helping hands to other motorists in latest episode

Lisa Kelly, Art Burke and Alex Debogorski all stopped to help others, even though unseasonably warm temperatures were causing the ice roads to fall apart, according to Hollis.

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Tory Jacobson’s 2003 Peterbilt 379

All the lights on the truck and trailer have been switched out for the Trux Dual Revolution lights that can be switched to blue, and all the aluminum on the truck has been wrapped with stainless steel.

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Dart offering giveaways to drivers for Appreciation Week

Prizes offered in the giveaways include TVs, iPads, Bluetooth headsets, gift cards, gift baskets from Dart employees, steer tires, truck detail packages and more.

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Trucker shot and killed at Iowa rest area, suspect arrested

The Iowa County Sheriff’s Department says 60-year-old Ernest D. Kummer of Monroe, Iowa, was shot and killed in the cab of his truck in the westbound I-80 rest area at mile marker 208 near Victor, west of Iowa City.

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More Truck Driver Appreciation Week deals, celebrations for truckers announced

Rand McNally has announced a sweepstakes open to truckers, along with discounts on new products, while Averitt Express and Werner Enterprises announced they will be recognizing their drivers with events throughout the week.

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Time to Buy: Inspecting a Used Truck

A thorough pretrip inspection can uncover obvious problems, such as oil and water leaks, faulty lights and loose belts. The tips here, which include some pretrip basics, give further pointers on assessing a truck’s condition.

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