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One20 launches as ‘membership’ for truckers for on-road discounts and more, releases trucker-focused tablet

A band of trucking industry vets from major trucking tech players launched Aug. 24 a new company, One20, which aims to provide truck operators discounts on products at truck stops, offer truck-specific navigation, aid in finding truck parking and more. The company also developed a trucker-focused tablet.

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Meet Overdrive’s Owner-Operator of the Year, enter next year’s contest this week at GATS

Submissions for next year’s Owner-Operator of the Year and Company Driver of the Year contests officially begin Sept. 19, but operators who stop by the TCA booth and express interest in applying can do so at the show. 2015's top truckers won $25,000.

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Partners in Business tip: Change your own oil

A one-truck operator can save almost $200 a year by moving from gallon jugs to 55-gallon drums for oil purchases.

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Great American Trucking Show kicks off Thursday: Here’s how to follow show happenings on Overdrive

Follow news, music, show trucks and more from this week's Great American Trucking Show live on Overdrive's social channels. Here's how to stay connected.

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67 percent: Share of owner-operators who handle IFTA reporting entirely on their own

Recent polling showed that 67 percent of owner-operators reported handling their IFTA reporting entirely on their own -- only 2-3 in 10, further, utilized specialized software or third-party reporting services.

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Rates into flood-stricken Louisiana — and a different kind of run

Join me in Dallas for a Saturday morning run. And: A rates analysis shows relief demand booming into Southern Louisiana in the wake of historic flooding.

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Omnitracs adds video option to in-cab system

Omnitracs last week unveiled a new in-cab video system that records driver-facing and road-facing video during “critical events,” such as hard braking, hard stops, loss of stability control, close following distance and more.

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Diesel prices see first increase in two months

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose 6.6 cents during the week ending Aug. 22 to $2.37 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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POLL: Small fleet owners, where do you most-often find your driver candidates?

If you've been in the position of hiring a driver, what most commonly generates the successful job candidate -- direct referrals of various natures, ads in local or far-flung places or something else entirely? Weigh in here.

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Saving time with curtainside trailer, losing it with detention

“So now you get your phone out, take a nap, find something to occupy your time,” said steel hauler Jeremy Johnson said. “I just sit here and wait till they get it all sorted out at my expense.”

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