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Big G Express announces pay increases

Overdrive Staff | May 19, 2014

Big G Express professional over-the-road drivers received an increase between 2 and 4 cents per mile (CPM) as a result of Big G’s new pay scale: 1-3 Years’ Experience: $0.36 CPM3-5 Years’ Experience: $0.38 CPM 5+ ...

Sylectus holding ‘Driver Story’ Contest During National Transportation Week

Overdrive Staff | May 19, 2014

Sylectus, a business unit of Omnitracs, announced the launch of its Driver Story contest. Open exclusively to current and retired drivers of carriers subscribing to Sylectus’ services, the contest invites drivers to submit their most ...

Peterbilt releases book commemorating 75th anniversary

Overdrive Staff | May 14, 2014

Peterbilt’s limited-edition anniversary book, Peterbilt 75 Years of Class, is now available through the Peterbilt Store at www.peterbilt.com. Peterbilt 75 Years of Class takes a comprehensive look at the company’s past, present and future through more ...

New Pilot opens in N.M.

Overdrive Staff | May 12, 2014

  Pilot Flying J opened a new Pilot Travel Center today in Hobbs, N.M.    The Pilot Travel Center is the 8th location in New Mexico.   The new location at 3710 W. Carlsbad ...

Groendyke driver named tanker driver of the year

| May 10, 2014

James Starr, professional driver of Groendyke Transport, Inc., is the recipient of the first National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) Professional Driver of the Year award.  Starr received the William A. Usher Sr. trophy, which was ...

2014 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” Safety Belt Contest Winners Announced

| May 10, 2014

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced first-grader Annie Yu from Edison, N.J., and third-grader Heather Li of Orlando, Fla., won top honors in the 2014 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest.  Foxx made the ...

Groendyke driver named tanker driver of the year

| May 08, 2014

James Starr, professional driver of Groendyke Transport, Inc., is the recipient of the first National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) Professional Driver of the Year award. Starr received the William A. Usher Sr. trophy, which was presented during NTTC’s 66th Annual Conference on April 28 in Las Vegas.

New Pilot opens in Texas

| May 08, 2014

Pilot Flying J announced the opening of a new stop in Big Lake, Texas.

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