Owner-Operators

Court of Appeals denies OOIDA’s EOBR request

A federal court has denied OOIDA's request that it order the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to not encourage EOBR use.

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Trucker buddies honored

Twelve drivers were recognized for outstanding volunteer work with elementary-school students at the recent trucking trade show in Louisville, Ky., Trucker Buddy International announced. The 2011 Trucker Buddies of the Month honored are Dave Anderson, Crete Carriers; Ken Armstrong, Swift Transportation; Jim Buwalda, Team One; Tom Byl, Walmart; Craig Dickason; Duane Donner, Walmart; Susan and Henry Gantner, Roadrunner Transportation; Randy Garrett, Archwood Protection; Russ James, David Kuklewicz; Titan Transportation; Joseph Rich, Wayne Dalton; Mark Silva, Walmart. The ...

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Love’s stop opens in Comfort, Texas

A new travel center has opened in Comfort, Texas, off Interstate 10 at exit 523, Love's Travel Stops announced. Drivers will receive double points on purchases made with store cards at the stop through April 29. The stop includes Subway and McDonald’s restaurants, has 70 truck spaces, DEF dispensers at the diesel islands, CAT scales, five showers, a game room and other amenities. A Love’s Truck Tire Care center is located on-site at the travel stop. For details, ...

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Owner-operator bags Victory Vegas Jackpot bike

  The bike Long Haul Trucking-leased owner-operator Steve Wright is sitting on is a 2012 Victory Vegas Jackpot cycle that was the grand prize in a contest begun by the Albertville, Minn.-based carrier at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., last year. This year, after Wright joined two other finalists -- owner-operator Jeff Christenson and team Evan and Shannon Jones -- for the grand prize in the safety contest, he came out on top for ...

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Check out April issue of Overdrive

Read James Jaillet's great story on the pros and cons of reprogramming your engine in the digital edition of Overdrive.

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Drivetrain changes help fuel efficiency

Find out how some of the new transmission axle ratios could affect the bottom line on your mileage.

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A salute to women truckers at MATS

Women in Trucking honored 67 women who had driven one million accident free miles, 36 who had reached two million safe driving miles, fifteen with three million mile records and seven women who had attained four million safe driving miles during their careers at MATS in 2012.

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Heartland wins carrier award

Heartland Express Inc., based in North Liberty, Iowa, has been named the 2011 Winegard Truckload Carrier of the Year, the Burlington, Iowa-based antenna maker said. The award is the first such honor from the antenna maker and is based on dedication to customer service, operational excellence, on-time performance and invoicing accuracy, said Brad Larson, Winegard’s logistics manager.      

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Owner-operators deliver in MATS EOBR listening sessions

If you haven't read the report my colleague James Jaillet filed from the Mid-America Trucking Show on the Friday listening sessions the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration conducted on the subject of electronic on-board recorders for hours of service compliance, find it here. Time and again, operators urged regulators to address the real problems in the industry -- some of the same problems you'll remember the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's Todd Spencer noting as underpinning ...

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Cracking Evel Knievel’s forgotten safe

Host Robb Mariani got quite a surprise when he was filming an episode of “American Trucker.” See an exclusive video of what was found during restoration of a 1974 Mack FS700.

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