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Rolling Strong launches “Give Me Ten” driver health initiative

Overdrive Staff | January 09, 2014

Rolling Strong, a driver wellness program, announced it will offer a free weight loss initiative, “Give Me Ten,” during the month of January. Professional drivers who lose 10 pounds in January will receive a $10 gift ...

Rand McNally signs on for Pilot’s Truck Driver Challenge

Overdrive Staff | January 09, 2014

Rand McNally has signed on to be a sponsor of the Pilot Flying J Truck Driver Challenge. During the season, professional hauler drivers from IndyCar, NASCAR and the NHRA series will navigate road courses modeled ...

VIPAR Heavy Duty aquires Power Heavy Duty

Overdrive Staff | January 06, 2014

VIPAR Heavy Duty announced today the acquisition of Power Heavy Duty based in Pearland, Texas. As a result of the transaction, Power Heavy Duty will become part of the VIPAR Heavy Duty family of companies ...

Continental introduces new tire products

Overdrive Staff | January 06, 2014

Continental introduced new tire products in December, including the HTL1 wide single truck tire as a ContiTread retread. In 400 millimeter tread width, the HTL1 can be retreaded for fleets who operate wide single drive ...

Love’s opens new locations in Texas, Missouri and South Carolina

Overdrive Staff | December 12, 2013

Love’s Travel Stops opened three new travel locations this week: Pecos, Texas., on I-20, at Exit 42; St. Louis, Mo., on I-70, at Exit 246A; and Lexington, S.C., on I-20, at Exit 51. The additions ...

KeepTruckin introduces e-log app

Overdrive Staff | December 12, 2013

KeepTruckin has introduced a mobile electronic logbook app. The KeepTruckin mobile app lets drivers: Track their logs on their iPhone or Android device Get alerts when their logs have pending hours-of-service violations Edit their logs to correct mistakes Sign and ...

Peterbilt’s new model 567 in full production

Overdrive Staff | December 12, 2013

The newest addition to Peterbilt’s vehicle lineup – the vocational Model 567 – is now in full production. The truck or tractor can be configured to meet a range of heavy- and severe-duty applications. Peterbilt unveiled ...

Prime participates in Wreaths Across America

Overdrive Staff | December 12, 2013

Prime Inc. will participate in the annual Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 14 at Springfield National Cemetery. The Missouri Highway Patrol will escort a Prime truck carrying over 1,000 wreaths through the state. The wreaths ...

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