Overdrive Staff

Peterbilt’s Model 320 hits milestone production numbers

Peterbilt announced that its low-cab forward Model 320 reached record production in 2014 with more than 1,600 trucks built, a 12 percent year-over-year increase. The specialty vehicle – used primarily in refuse operations and concrete pumper applications – recently was introduced with an entirely new interior, and a right-hand stand-up cab configuration was announced late last year. The Denton, Texas-based company said it would introduce a dual-steer configuration later this year. Among the 320’s new features are ...

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Volvo launches long-haul autohauler

Adding to its lineup of Volvo Autohauler models, Volvo Trucks North America has introduced the Volvo VAH 630, a premium sleeper version for long-haul operations. The VAH family, which Volvo Trucks launched in March 2011, already includes the VAH 200 day cab and the VAH 430, which features a 42-inch sleeper and full-size bunk. The VAH 630, now available for order, features a 61-inch sleeper, offering a full-sized bunk, ample storage cabinet capacity and space for ...

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Peterbilt launches set-forward front axle Model 567

Peterbilt launched a new configuration for its vocational Model 567: a set-forward front axle version suited for mixer and other weight-conscious applications. “The Model 567 SFFA lets customers maximize payloads while helping meet state and federal bridge law requirements,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt assistant general manager of sales and marketing. “The Model 567 is a low-weight leader, and this new configuration will let customers take full advantage of that through optimized weight distribution.” Like the set-back axle ...

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FMCSA shuts down owner-operator following alcohol-related violations

FMCSA announced Feb. 3 it has issued a shutdown order to South Dakota-based owner-operator Lonnie Roth following the revocation of his CDL and his continuing to operate without it.

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KeepTruckin enables GPS location

With the latest update to the KeepTruckin logbook for iPhone and Android and fleet management dashboard, fleets can view drivers’ current locations on an interactive map.

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Eddie Kilroy anchoring new Freymiller radio station

Kilroy, former longtime host on XM Radio's "Willie's Place," hosts a morning show 8-12 CST for driver call-ins and country music on the carrier's online radio station.

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20 Best Fleets to Drive For named by TCA, two winners to be named in March

The Truckload Carriers Association in conjunction with CarriersEdge have named 20 trucking companies in North America the Best Fleets to Drive For, based on criteria like pay, benefits and career path.

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M. Cyndi Gwatney

I've been driving since 1979 and was doing so when accommodations for women were scarce. I own three trucks and drive one. I have been leased to my carrier for 29 years. What I think makes me eligible is my involvement in rescue. I have had 700-plus dogs and two horses and some cats adopted from my home in six years. At any time there are 20 or more dogs at my place waiting for homes. Submitted by M. Cyndi ...

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Cheryl Kautz

I love being out on these great American highways. I have only been driving for 6 months but I have learned so much and more everyday what it takes to be a good truck driver. I always do my best to have good road edict you know move over when I'm passed obey the rules of the road and be safe the load is not a life. Submitted by Cheryl Kautz, company driver Dothan, Alabama

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Susan Duffie

I'm not the most beautiful. I have been around the trucking industry all my life. My dad started driving a truck back when my siblings and I were still in diapers. I always wanted to drive a truck because of him and my Mom. My parents started driving team back in the early '80s and I so badly wanted to drive and asked my dad to teach me and he told me there it is ...

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