Overdrive Staff

Trucker gets six months in prison, three years supervision for not disclosing prior crashes

South Carolina truck operator Arnold Williams has been sentenced to time served — 6 months — and three years of supervised release for not disclosing to his carrier his truck accident history.

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Partners in Business: Financing Your Equipment

The more deliberate you are about this process, the better your position. Give yourself plenty of time to shop for a truck and for favorable financing. Visit dealers and ask questions. Know what risk you present for a potential lender.

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Owner-operator’s in-house built ’72 Pete

Owner-operator Chris Jonsen says he built up this 1972 Peterbilt in his personal shop. The frame-stretched rig is powered by a 540-hp Big Cam Cummins.

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Love’s opens new AZ stop

Love’s Travel Stop has opened a new location in Williams, Arizona, located on Interstate 40. The location features 91 truck parking spaces. The 12,000 sq.-ft. facility also offers gourmet coffee, Subway and Carl’s Jr. restaurants, showers and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center. Love’s Fast-Fill compressed natural gas (CNG) will be available later this year.

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FMCSA shuts down owner-operator following bevy of maintenance violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced April 9 it has issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order — effectively a shutdown — to Carnell Pompey, a one-truck owner-operator doing business as Mortise Trucking Company.

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Knight of the Road: Driver saves woman having a roadside heart attack

Truck operator Vijaydeep Sahasi kept a woman who had a heart attack alive for 30 minutes while waiting on responders. Here's his story

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Nearly 2,500 Freightliner, Western Star trucks recalled due to brake problems

Daimler Trucks North America has issued a recall for more than 2,000 Freightliner and Western Star trucks.

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Dashcam Central: Overdrive Magazine presents Libby Clayton’s near-miss with an overzealous four-wheeler

Arkansas-based driver Libby Clayton, a finalist in our Most Beautiful contest earlier in the year, sent a video our way documenting one of the more egregious instances of aggressive driving by one of our four-wheeled friends that she’s seen recently. Captured on her dashcam, the incident occurred during one of Clayton’s typical night hauls on “I-35W southbound in Fort Worth,” she says, the night of Wednesday, December 4. “I could see in my mirror this ...

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PIB tip: Work to improve your credit

Credit scores can be improved slowly over time. Here's how.

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Video: Rush, Mobil Delvac saluting truckers at this weekend’s NASCAR race

Rush Truck Centers and ExxonMobil will be saluting truckers leading up to this weekend’s race at the Texas Motor Speedway. Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet SS will feature a special truck-focused paint scheme. And his hauler is featured in two separate recognition videos.

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