Overdrive Staff

Truckstop.com launcing new app, adding load tracking feature

The new app will replace the existing ITS Trucker mobile app and allows carriers to see load details and pick-up and drop information, as well as submit check calls directly.

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Love’s opens new store in West Siloam Springs, Okla.

The 24-hour, 5,000 square-foot location offers drivers Godfather's Pizza and Chester's Chicken restaurants, along with 41 truck parking spaces, RFID cardless fueling, CAT scales, a Love's Truck Tire Care Center and more.

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‘WB 70 shoulder: An expressway of one’s own’ — from the dashcam of Colin Young

Colin Young was westbound on I-70 "coming down Floyd Hill in Colorado." Traffic was creeping along, and a pickup-truck driver decided to take matters into his own hands, safety be ... well, you know.

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New online service aims to simplify driver hiring process for small fleets

Carriers that use the service can customize their own employment application and will receive a unique link to the application to post on the company’s website, in job postings or share with potential driver applicants through email or text, the company says.

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Partners in Business tip: Carry a notebook with your receipt envelope

This notebook will be used to record those expenses for which you cannot obtain a receipt, such as when you wash your truck at a coin-operated facility or personal use of your auto, so you can deduct the expenses at tax time.

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Concrete haulers group seeks exemption from 30-minute break regs

The American Concrete Pumping Association’s exemption request would apply across the concrete pumping industry to all concrete pump operators, concrete pumping companies and drivers who deliver, set up and operate concrete pumps across the U.S.

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High profile California truck crash under federal investigation

Based on tire conditions NTSB said the bus was out-of-compliance with Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance inspection standards.

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Automated beer run: Self-driving truck makes first delivery, hauls load of Budweiser

Automated trucking hit a milestone last week, with Uber-acquired upstart Otto delivering 51 cases of Budweiser in Colorado Springs, Colo., last week. The truck left Fort Collins, Colo., last Thursday before dawn, navigated through downtown Denver and then made its delivery in Colorado Springs.

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Dashcam to the rescue: Trucker assists law enforcement twice — in two days — with video evidence

Two days, two near-fatalities with plenty of motorist impatience at fault caught on the dashcam of independent owner-operator Howard Salmon. In both incidents, Salmon provided a principle piece of evidence to local law enforcement in Sarasota and Palmetto, Fla.

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Armando Diaz’s 2009 Peterbilt 389 quad axle

The truck is equipped with a 600 horsepower Caterpillar C16 and an 18-speed Eaton-Fuller transmission. The trailer is an XL Specialized Trailers XL 110 HDG lowboy.

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