Oregon

Oregon: An edge on hours

The state of Oregon is known among owner-operators for more than its scenic mountain passes and rocky coast: Oregon’s weight-distance tax data sharpens its focus on log violations.

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Multi-stop last mile from an Oregon National Forest

The end of the Parkers' multi-stop load comes down the wire on hours. Wendy: "George really does amaze me sometimes. I would have been in the fetal position, sobbing...."

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W900L glider rolls in log-hauling fleet

Last year, Dan Pardovich and his brother, Ryan, took the engine and transmission from a donor truck and built a W900L glider.

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The vampires among us

Fast on track to make the decision already and move to Oregon for the lush scenery, Wendy Parker discovers an undead revolution in our midst.

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Hot button: Call a truce with marijuana?

More than 60 percent of Overdrive readers favored some form of marijuana-use legalization or decriminalization, with a majority reflecting three current state ballot initiatives beyond medical use.

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Courthouse News Service: ‘Truckers offended by lavender?’

Coast Truck Centers near Portland objected to a billboard above their store's highway-side sign advertising an upscale resort. Wouldn't you?

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FedEx driver honored by TCA

FedEx Freight driver Kenny Cass, of Portland, Ore., has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel for his help at the scene of an accident on a Portland road.

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Papé Kenworth – Medford moves to facility off I-5

Papé Kenworth – Medford has expanded and relocated to Central Point, Ore., with access to I-5 off Exit 33. Papé Kenworth – Medford is part of the Kenworth dealer network. The dealership’s 9,100 square-foot service department contains seven service bays and also offers a specialized service bay equipped with a jib crane. A nearly 5,200 square-foot wash bay building also is on the site. A drivers’ lounge offers a flat-screen TV and comfortable leather chairs. Other driver ...

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Pilot Flying J and T2T sponsor truckers in triathlon

Pilot Flying J is teaming up with Truckers to Triathletes (T2T) to help professional drivers maintain healthy lifestyles. Pilot Flying J is a 2012 sponsor of the Revolution 3 Triathlon series, which is July 8 in Portland, Ore. It will be sponsoring a group of five professional drivers: John Schneidewind, Steve Johnson, Bret Wright, Tom Struzan and Jason Stringer.  During the training period, Pilot Flying J and T2T will work together to develop health plans specific ...

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New Kenworth service center in Oregon

Kenworth announced a new 10,000-square-foot parts and service facility in Pendleton, Oregon, off of Interstate 84. The center adds to a network of more than 320 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The location features eight service bays (with one bay providing Kenworth PremierCare Express Lube services only), a 3,000-square-foot parts warehouse, a parts delivery service and driver lounge. The location is on the Confederated Tribe of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s business park, and fills a gap ...

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