Tara Bullock

Oldest known complete Peterbilt ever built restored, on display

The oldest known complete and operable Peterbilt, a 1939 Model 260 — just one of 15 built by the truck maker that year — is currently on display at Peterbilt’s facility in Denton, Texas.

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Checking in with Alex Debogorski: Ice Road Truckers season 8 premieres this summer

Season 9 of the History Channel's Ice Road Truckers franchise will debut this summer; Overdrive's exclusive interview with Alex Debogorski here.

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The Mistress: David McDaniel’s ’02 Pete 379

David McDaniel's '02 Peterbilt 379, deemed The Mistress by his wife, is powered by a C15 Caterpillar engine and an 18-speed transmission, and the owner-operator uses the rig to haul glass.

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All in the family: Joel Dawes’ ’88 Pete represents three generations

Dawes came up with the green and white paint scheme with the help of his son and his father. The green stripes represent Dawes’ son and his dad, standing for the color of two of the family’s Camaros.

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Born in the USA: 2013 Kenworth W900L sports all-American theme

Whelen Engineering’s rigs, including this 2013 Kenworth W900L, now display the company’s new logos that sport an all-American theme.

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TAT, WIT start program to combat human trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) and Women in Trucking (WIT) are looking for 25 women drivers to participate in a three-month pilot program handing out lip balm bearing a special message to girls and women who might be human trafficking victims. To harness this potential for female interaction, TAT and WIT are launching a three-month pilot to run from July 7-Sept. 30. If successful, the program has the potential to expand across the United States with an ...

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Midnight Express: ’98 Peterbilt 379

Owner-operator Josh Van Wagoner of Auburn, Ill., says he's given his 1998 379 Peterbilt rig four makeovers. The Pete used to be black cherry and teal, but for his latest renovation, which took six months, he picked a paint scheme with black and pink.

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Indiana, Alabama add Drivewyze bypass spots

Indiana and Alabama have added Drivewyze PreClear bypass service with the activation of the mobile-based weigh station bypass service at 10 new locations.  Drivewyze PreClear bypass service has gone live at nine locations in Indiana and one in Alabama. It also has been added to 12 more sites in Texas, bringing the total number of locations in the state to 18.  A map with all of the currently active weigh stations across the country is available on ...

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Big G Express announces pay increases

Big G Express professional over-the-road drivers received an increase between 2 and 4 cents per mile (CPM) as a result of Big G’s new pay scale: 1-3 Years’ Experience: $0.36 CPM3-5 Years’ Experience: $0.38 CPM 5+ Years’ Experience $0.40 CPM Top Out Pay: $0.46 CPM Big G Express will continue to offer Blue Cross Blue Shield health, vision and dental insurance, paid vacations, holiday pay, free life insurance, 401k, half-cent-per-mile pay increases every 6 months and an ...

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Sylectus holding ‘Driver Story’ Contest During National Transportation Week

Sylectus, a business unit of Omnitracs, announced the launch of its Driver Story contest. Open exclusively to current and retired drivers of carriers subscribing to Sylectus’ services, the contest invites drivers to submit their most compelling delivery stories for an opportunity to win a variety of prizes. Contest details are as follows: Start Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 End Date: Friday, June 6, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. EDT Categories (Winners selected for each category): Improving the Common Good: Helping ...

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