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Potential steer axle problem prompts recall of more than 1,000 Volvo, Mack, Autocar trucks

A potential problem in Dana D-Series and E-Series steer axles that could result in a complete loss of steering prompted Mack, Volvo and Autocar to recall more than 1,000 potentially affected trucks.

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Group seeks 30-minute rest break exemption for certain fuel haulers

The group is asking FMCSA to allow the drivers to not observe the 30-minute break, as long as those 30 minutes are spent attending the load.

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Trucker named Highway Angel for helping fellow trucker injured in crash

Elkhart, Ind.-based trucker Dave Begley stopped to help a fellow trucker who had crashed into the woods off of I-80 in Pennsylvania.

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Eaton, Cummins launch new transmission pairing for X15 engine

Endurant –the first product to launch under the Eaton-Cummins joint powertrain venture – will be matched with the Cummins X15 Efficiency Series engines rated up to 510 hp beginning next month for Peterbilt 579 and Kenworth T680.

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Freightliner adds mid-roof sleeper options for Cascadia

Freightliner is adding a mid-roof cab configuration for its Cascadia the company announced Monday at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, including 48-, 60- and 72-inch mid-roof XT sleeper cabs in both 116- and 126-inch BBC platforms.

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Fleets top 10 mpg average in NACFE’s cross-country test

Seven participating trucks drove a combined 50,107 miles during the 17 day event – which kicked off Sept. 7 and ended in Atlanta – and used commercially available technologies, including 6×2 axles, trailer and tractor aerodynamics, engine accessories, tire pressure systems, automated transmissions and low viscosity oils.

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I-75 NB/SB lane closures in Kentucky

Lane closures will be in place on southbound I-75 each day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time for three weeks, from MM 29 to the Tennessee state line. NB lane closures and a rest-area closure have more limited duration.

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Voices on the call for a shutdown starting October 3

This week’s edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast takes a run through the mailbag following last week’s conversations with organizers of two ELD mandate protest actions set to take place in Washington, D.C., beginning Oct. 3.

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Trucker follows GPS directions onto pedestrian-only Atlantic City Boardwalk

The trucker told officials he’d been following his GPS and once he was on the boardwalk he couldn’t get off and couldn’t turn around. He drove almost three miles down the pedestrian-only beach boardwalk.

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ELD mandate: Sounding the death knell for the American driver

An op-ed from Overdrive reader owner-operator Devin Combs of Bloomington, Ind.: "This electronic logging device situation is just one more cost that I can't endure and a headache that I don't have time for."

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