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Video: Volvo VN 670 test drive

Jack Roberts breaks down various aspects of the Volvo VN 670.

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CSA’s sloppy accident accounting

FMCSA needs to go further with crash accountability, providing an appeal process and ensuring that it doesn’t penalize innocent truckers.

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Are you tough enough for pink?

PDI's "breast cancer truck" is being given away and proceeds are going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Late driver did get a few laps in truck-trailer made just for him

Jimmy Spiech took his personalized truck for 160,000 good miles before his death in 2006.

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VID: Police chase ruins a container hauler’s day

Yesterday I suspect had to be the worst day in memory for the container hauler you see in the video below. A police chase of a suspected child molester in Los Angeles began when the suspect told police he was suicidal and sped away from their attempt to arrest him. Performing a maneuver to stop him shortly afterward, police spun his pickup into the rig. Here's hoping L.A. County picks up the tab on the damage ...

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UPDATE: Bill Mack not back yet

The day after we published the following look-back through some of the videos we've done with trucking radio legend Bill Mack, SiriusXM ran this July 2 update on the status of Mack's reported return as overnight D.J. on the Willie's Roadhouse channel -- as some of you commented on our Facebook page, quite rightly, he hasn't returned yet. Find the latest via this page.

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Official issues warning on E15 fuel

A certain ethanol blend fuel reportedly can damage small engines in things such as generators, chain saws, lawnmowers, boats and motorcycles.

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The ‘Time Bandit’ electric cargo-strap roller

Sometime flatbedder and former small fleet owner Johnny White finds inspiration in day-to-day problems -- that might not be the best way, however, to describe the occasion that spurred him on to his latest solution, the new TimeBandit electric cargo-strap winder (pictured). As he tells it, "I was up in St. Cloud, Minn., when it was minus 6 degrees," delivering a flatbed load of HVAC units to a Home Depot in the middle of a snow ...

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Financial freedom by age 65

Make sure you continuously update your balance sheet – at least twice per year – to ensure you are meeting your financial goals.

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Midnight Cowboy Bill Mack back in the saddle

If you haven't heard, the trucking radio giant is back on overnight radio via Willie's Roadhouse on SiriusXM Channel 56, broadcasting Sunday through Friday in the midnight-3 a.m. Eastern time slot. A couple of years back, Overdrive Editorial Director Max Heine interviewed Mack leading into Overdrive's 50th anniversary coverage. Check out the two vids below, a small portion of that interview, with Mack telling the story in the first of a reptilian "gift" some haulers brought ...

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