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Dayton relocates, expands Michigan service center

Dayton Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload services, relocated its Kalkaska service center in Michigan from a nine-door building to a $2 million 32-door facility in Grayling. The Dayton, Ohio-based company also opened its first Nebraska service center – a 10-door facility in Omaha.

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Gear Rewind: Aero, add-ons and chrome

Since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few announcements for new products that we frequently relay to you at OverdriveOnline.com. This week, our “Gear Rewind” series takes a look back at some recently introduced aerodynamic, chrome and other related add-ons designed to help you keep your truck looking and working its best. Fleet Engineers’ AF-19 AeroFlap mudflap for wide-base tires is designed for ...

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Equipment Spotlight: Auxiliary power units

Anti-idling laws now are the norm across the country and are so firmly entrenched in the public’s mind that parked trucks with engines running – once so commonplace, they attracted little if any notice – stand out starkly in cities and neighborhoods. But for long-haul truckers, anti-idling laws created a big problem: Staying comfortable during off-duty hours. Various solutions were proposed, including shorepower hookups that allowed truckers to plug into a local power grid – much ...

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Equipment Spotlight: Seats

While office workers can spend hours sitting down, they can 
get up, stretch and walk around. Those are not options for truck drivers. Add to that road vibration and shocks, and it’s easy to see why seat technology can have a massive effect on safety and health. “Truck drivers experience lower back problems at a much higher level than almost any other occupation,” says Jim Parison, chief design engineer with Bose Ride. “The way a human ...

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Gear Rewind: Cab and Interior

This week we’re resuming our series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business and make as much money as possible, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few gear rollouts over the past few months. That's why we’re hitting rewind on some new cab and interior products to help you maximize both ...

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Gear Rewind: Electronics

This week we’re resuming our series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business and make as much money as possible, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few gear rollouts over the past few months. That's why we’re hitting rewind on some new electronics products to help you keep up with the ...

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Con-way Freight’s Day reaches 3 million safe miles

Dennis Day, a driver sales representative for Con-way Freight, recently became the less-than-truckload company’s ninth driver in its 33-year-history to surpass three million consecutive accident-free miles. Day joined Con-way Freight in 1987 and has been a professional truck driver for more than 34 years. He has received Con-way’s Quarterly Leadership Award four times. Day is a former Georgia Truck Driver of the Year and a captain of the American Trucking Associations’ Road Team. He is a nine-time ...

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Gear Rewind: Health

This week we’re resuming our series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business and make as much money as possible, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few gear rollouts over the past few months. That's why we’re hitting rewind on some new health products to help you keep driving your best. ...

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Gear Rewind: Lights

This week we’re resuming our series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business and make as much money as possible, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few gear rollouts over the past few months. So that's why we’re hitting rewind on some new lighting products to help you keep shining ...

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Gear Rewind: Lubricants and Coolants

This week we’re resuming our series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business and make as much money as possible, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few gear rollouts over the past few months. So that's why we’re hitting rewind on some new lubricant and coolant products to help you ...

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