California

Clear and present danger in Weed, Calif.

"You should probably Google 'surviving Sasquatch attack' while you're lying in the fetal position waiting for a bear to eat your face off.”...

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Eaton supports hybrid program

Eaton Corporation has aligned with the California Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project to assist California-based fleets wanting to purchase low-emission, fuel-efficient medium- and heavy-duty hybrid vehicles. The Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project is a program to help speed the introduction of hybrid trucks with financial incentives ranging from $10,000 to $45,000 for eligible vehicles. Some 87 bus and truck chassis configurations from a variety of vehicle manufacturers are equipped with Eaton hybrid ...

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TCA holds Wellness Week

TCA and state trucking associations will host health fairs and "celebrity walks" during National Truck Driver Appreciation & Wellness Week at 12 TA/Petro locations across the United States from 3 to 8 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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Mexican carriers’ EOBRs flag hours ‘violations’

FMCSA Associate Administrator Bill Quade updated the MCSAC August 27 on progress in the U.S. Mexican cross-border trucking program.

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‘Veritable Vegetable’ puts $$ behind green trucking

Boosting fuel efficiency and reducing diesel engine emissions is a share goal of the Cascade Sierra Solutions nonprofit and Veritable Vegetable's fleet.

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CRST breaks ground on $13 million driver training facility

CRST International started work in Jurupa Valley, Calif., on an 18.7-acre driver training and truck maintenance facility in the Agua Industrial Park near the I-10 and I-15 freeways. The $13 million facility will be three times the size of the current CRST facility in Fontana, Calif., and will add 30 new jobs to the area, the company says. The campus will feature 16 state-of-the-art truck and trailer maintenance bays, with capacity to ...

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$100 off apnea test; Motorhead Garage TV at Diamond International

Motorhead Garage TV to feature International dealerships this morning Diamond Companies, a holding company for International Truck and IC Bus dealerships in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas, will be featured on a special “Big Rig” episode of the Motorhead Garage TV Series on the Fox Sports Network. The episode airs this morning at 11:30 a.m. Eastern and again Monday, May 7, at 4:30 pm Eastern. Hosts Sam Memmolo and Dave Bowman visited Diamond International of Memphis, taking a tour through the proprietary ...

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Checking in with Jazzy Jordan — and a rig named in her honor

When we quizzed Overdrive Facebook fans on their rigs' nomenclature, i.e. not just the make and model but the names they used to give voice to that most personal of relationships -- the on-highway operator and his or her machine -- one in particular stood out for me. "I named mine 'Jasmine,' to honor Jazzy Jordan," wrote driver Jim Beine, whose Central Point, Ore.-based Oldland Distributing, 272-inch wheelbase 2001 Peterbilt 379 extended hood is here pictured. ...

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Bee haulers: Michigan needs you

If Mark Longstroth, writing in the Western Farm Press last week, is right, early Spring growth over much of the U.S. East and Midwest has bee haulers in overdrive trying to keep up with demand for hives to pollinate fruit trees in groves far and wide. "Most of the bees that pollinate Michigan fruit crops either overwintered in Florida or just finished pollinating almonds in California," Longstroth wrote. "One problem is trucking. Most of the truckers ...

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New friends and a scenic drive

We met new friends today and enjoyed a wonderful drive down U.S. 395 in California.

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