18-wheelers

Kentucky Trailer has grand opening of paint, decale division

A paint and decale division of Kentucky Trailer is having its grand opening in a new 80,000-square-foot building, the Louisville, Ky.-based trailer maker announced. The facility for the new division, Kentucky Trailer Paint & Reconditioning, is located near the company’s headquarters in the Louisville-Jefferson County Riverport Industrial Park. The division is a full service paint, decal and reconditioning center providing services to customers with old and new trailers, truck bodies, tractors, industrial and power equipment, emergency ...

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Freewheelin’s top 10 trucking songs after 1985

With Overdrive's September 50th anniversary issue hard on the way, and considering folks at the Great American Trucking Show got a sneak peak at the 50 top technical milestones John Baxter and oiur editorial crew put together, I thought I'd offer up a little for you. You'll recall our all-time top ten trucking songs, of course, a nice collection of tunes from the golden age. While the classics garner recognition in the all-time list, trucking music ...

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How to save fuel: ‘Fix the roads!’ researchers say

We all know the tire makers have done their due in improving truck-tire rolling resistance in recent years to help operators save fuel with tire choices. Two Auburn University researchers say it’s time for the paving industry and the governments that allocate funds for roads to step up to the plate. They located a holy grail of sorts in fuel savings via the analytical report they presented at the midyear meeting of the National Asphalt ...

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For the dog days of summer: Doug dog to the rescue

Doug Dog, a canine with his own twitter account, has trucking roots with Overdrive and is a reminder of a pooch's warmth.

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Internet Truckstop partners with ALK Technologies

Internet Truckstop is providing routing, mileage and mapping software through ALK Technologies, the freight matching service announced. ALK Technologies’ PC Miler software will be available to members of Internet Truckstop, based in New Plymouth, Idaho. ALK Technologies develops mobile navigation and transportation technology.

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Truck insurance app available

The Insure My Truck app for getting truck insurance estimates is available for iPhone users, Progressive Insurance announced.  An android version of the app is in development. Get more details at iTunes.  

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Blasts from the past: Bennies and bad checks

Cartoons by Overdrive artist C. Livolsi in the 1960s were hard-hitting satires fused with corny humor.

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Tonight on American Trucker — Gully Transportation’s antique trucks

Gully Transportation will be featured on tonight's edition of the American Trucker television show. The episode will air on the Speed Channel at 10 p.m. Eastern. The program will show the production of one of the Quincy, Ill.-based regional hauler's newest trucks – a 2011 Freightliner Cascadia – in the manufacturer's Cleveland, N.C., facility. “My father started the business with just one truck in 1947," says company vice president Michael Gully, "and in 1964 he purchased his first ...

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Motorhead Garage TV’s ‘Big Rig Edition’ series continues

Hosts Sam Memmolo and Dave Bowman, formerly of such television shows as Two Guys Garage, Shade Tree Mechanic, and Crank and Chrome, have launched a series of "Big Rig Editions" of Motorhead Garage, Sundays at 11:30 a.m. on the Fox Sports Network, taking do-it-yourself maintenance and truck/trailer know-how from the shop to the small screen. This Sunday's show will feature Randy Pruitt, president of Detroit Radiator, giving Dave Bowman "the low-down on their advanced technology with ...

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Prime honors drivers for safe mileage records

Eight Prime Inc. drivers were honored recently for safe driving milestones. Thomas E. Hogan was presented a leather jacket and other awards for driving 2 million miles with no preventable accidents. Drivers who have driven 1 million miles safely and have worked at the carrier for seven years are Ervin Carter, Thomas D. Griswold, Roger D. Guy, George L. Hoffman, Bennett A. Smith, William F. Stanford and Ann Weatherbee. The truckers were given engraved plaques, watches and other awards ...

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