Overdrive Staff

Georgia trucker shut down following DUI conviction

Christopher Speyrer was declared an imminent hazard to public safety after he was responsible for a Nov. 20 multi-vehicle chain reaction crash on I-64 in Virginia in which he ran into the back of a car stopped in traffic. A Virginia court found him guilty of DUI.

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Parting shots from Louisville truck show

One more look at some of the custom trucks in and around the Mid-America Trucking Show.

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ELD kit new to TomTom Bridge

The TomTom navigation and mapping products provider and M2M DataSmart, a wireless data service provider, announced a solution to provide electronic logging device functionality with the TomTom Bridge, an in-truck toolbox with mount and power cable, a vehicle-specific connector, and a subscription to the Hours of Service app from M2M DataSmart.

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BigRoad acquired by Fleet Complete

Fleet Complete, a provider of fleet telematics and mobile workforce technology with an electronic logging device solution on the market, announced it has acquired BigRoad, the mobile-focused hours-of-service and small-fleet-centric dispatching software solution.

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Rear-end crash mitigation system now standard on Peterbilt 579

Peterbilt this year will make the Bendix Advanced Wingman Fusion -- meant to mitigation rear-end collisions -- standard equipment on its on-highway Model 579 tractor. Peterbilt made the announcement Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The system will be standard starting later this year.

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Kenworth makes Bendix collision mitigation system standard on T680

The radar-based collision mitigation system delivers adaptive cruise control with braking, along with autonomous emergency braking technology to help drivers mitigate rear-end collisions.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Michele Dupre

Michele Dupre started driving 30 years ago. She was able to raise her two children on her own while maintaining her career and has been named best driver. She’s also powered through health issues, including back problems caused by driving, to keep on trucking. Based in Galliano, Louisiana, she now drives for American Eagle. Regardless of her health, Dupre "still gets up at the crack of dawn and cranks that truck up and chugs on down ...

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New heavy-haul load marketplace

The FR8star marketplace employs a patent-pending rate calculator for pricing oversize/overweight loads, including up-to-date state permit fees and escort costs.

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Jeremiah Lund’s Peterbilt 389 glider

Hauling for TDS Trucking out of Fertile, Minn., Lund hauls liquid fertilizer, propane and anhydrous ammonia.

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Watch: Trucker Talent Search winner Jason Lee Wilson performs ‘Roads I’ve Taken’

Truck driver Jason Lee Wilson was named the winner of the 2016 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search in August. In the video here, produced by AxleOutPro, Wilson performs an original, "Roads I've Taken".

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