Overdrive magazine

GITI launches new website

GITI tire maker developed a new website designed to help commercial tire customers on use of truck and bus radials. The site features information on long haul, regional, mixed service, and BT Radial SmartWay fuel-efficient line-up. The site also includes a tire supplier locator and a video documenting the company’s history and growth. For details, visit GITI Tire.  

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Wireless backup camera system

The WVRXCAMTC digital wireless backup camera and receiver system was made for drivers looking to replace or add a camera to factory-installed monitors. The component connects to an existing monitor with an optional adapter harness. The wireless cameras digitally lock to receivers creating a signal able to transmit around objects with no interference. The system includes a wireless receiver box, wireless camera, scotch fasteners, hardware and mounting bracket. ASA/JENSEN HEAVY DUTY, asaelectronics.com

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Mobile document scanner

Xerox Company TripPak Services now offers a mobile scanner for all TripPak Mobile users that's compatible with most smartphones, computers and tablets. The scanner uses AutoLaunch technology, with the scanning beginning immediately upon recognition of a document. The battery is capable of scanning 300 pages before recharge, and any medium can be scanned. TRIPPAK SERVICES, trippak.com.  

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ATTN Charleston port haulers: boosted cash incentive

The folks at Cascade Sierra Solutions, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting operators with opportunities to boost environmental friendliness and operational profitability, sent a notice today any Charleston, S.C., port haulers will want to take notice of, particularly if you've been waiting for the right opportunity to get rid of that pre-1994 model truck you can't otherwise unload. Incentives for CSS's Charleston port truck replacement program will increase from $5,000 to $10,000 beginning this week. "The voluntary ...

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Excerpting ‘Roll On,’ a novel by Fred Afflerbach

The book is out, owner-operators. And what a book it is, telling the story, as I've written here, of owner-operator Ubi Sunt, an old-school "bedbugger" and child of the orphan trains facing down in the early 1980s an incoming rush of new faces, new ways of doing business, new pressure from his family to settle down and if not new, then certainly increased talk of a nationwide independent owner-operator shutdown he wants no part of. Afflerbach ...

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Truckers to be honored with contest

Progressive Insurance is giving truckers across the country the opportunity to be recognized for their everyday courage with the Real Life Trucking Hero Contest. Through Oct. 31, Progressive will award six cash prizes of $1,000, one of whom will win $15,000 and the title of “Real Life Trucking Hero.” “Truckers help keep this country running and deserve to be recognized for their efforts,” says Tom Corpus, commercial auto product manager at Progressive. “The Real Life Trucking ...

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Colin Stuart’s ‘Working Class,’ shown in Knoxville this weekend

Just as I was wrapping up my time at the Southeastern Regional Truck Show this past Saturday, April 14, what would pull into the lot at Knoxville, Tenn.'s Chilhowee Park on East Magnolia but this stupendous custom 1984 Peterbilt 359, the usually heavy-hauling (he had on a load of pallets Saturday) Working Class of Harvard, Ill.-based Colin Stuart. Stuart was on hand with trucking troubadour Leland Martin, who performed Saturday afternoon and whose latest record is ...

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New hotel-search iPhone app from Booking.com

Need a hotel last-minute on the road? The new free Booking.com Tonight app for the iPhone taps into the Booking.com website's global listings for more than 200,000 hotels and other accommodations and offers some built-in price discounts for many, the company says. The app's geared toward last-minute bookings and thus may be particularly useful for drivers. Simple, with one tap the app can retrieve all the available hotels in your immediate area, including special last-minute deals. Hotels are ...

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RWI increases driver pay

RWI Transportation will up driver pay 2 cents per loaded mile with a 1-cent safety bonus included in the total increase. Qualification for the safety payment is based on all dispatched loaded miles on completed trips within a calendar month.  The increase will be paid out on a monthly basis. Visit RWI Transportation for details.

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Kenworth dealership opens in Casper, Wyo.

A new, 27,000-square-foot dealership is now open in Casper, Wyo. off Interstate 25 at exit 191, Motor Power Kenworth announced. The dealership features eight full-service bays, including one for express lube services, a 5-ton overhead crane, mobile truck lift system and a new original equipment manufacturer diagnostic and repair tool. The parts showroom is complemented with a parts warehouse. The site also offers parts delivery service and a drivers’ lounge with reclining leather chairs and 50-inch TV. A ...

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