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New Flying J opens in Aurora, Ore.

Overdrive Staff | January 13, 2014

Pilot Flying J announced Jan. 13 the opening of Flying J Travel Plaza in Aurora, Ore. The Aurora Travel Plaza is located off Interstate 5 at exit 278. It is Pilot Flying J’s tenth location ...

Great Dance Launches New Dealership in Montreal

Overdrive Staff | January 10, 2014

Great Dane has added Great Dane of Montreal to its Canadian distribution network. Located at 8000 St-Patrick Street in Montreal, Quebec, the sales, parts and service offices are open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday ...

Goodyear Expands Retread Network

Overdrive Staff | January 10, 2014

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has expanded its Goodyear Authorized Retread network with the addition of Colonial Tire Distributors, a Richmond, Va.-based firm that serves trucking fleets with new Goodyear commercial truck tires, Goodyear ...

Iowa 80 turns 50

Overdrive Staff | January 09, 2014

The Iowa 80 Truckstop is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, it announced this week.   The truck stop began serving truckers out of a small white enamel building in 1964 before Interstate 80 was completely ...

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 ...

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