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Husky Tire unveils Wind Power Line at GATS

| August 23, 2013

Husky Tire unveiled its Wind Power line of tires at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas this week. The company says Wind Power is a full range line of premium medium radial truck tires offering ...

Pilot opens two new stops

Overdrive Staff | August 19, 2013

Pilot Flying J will open two new truck stops — a Pilot Travel Center  in Oakwood, Ill. and a Flying J Travel Plaza in Vandalia, Ohio.  The Pilot Travel Center in Oakwood, Ill., is located off ...

Cummins rolls out 1.5 millionth Jamestown plant engine

Overdrive Staff | August 16, 2013

Cummins Inc. recently celebrated the production of the 1.5 millionth engine at its Jamestown Engine Plant in Jamestown, N.Y. The JEP, established in 1974, is one of the top five heavy-duty diesel engine producers worldwide ...

Prime names Drivers of the Year

Overdrive Staff | August 16, 2013

Prime Inc. has announced its Contractors and Company Drivers of the Year. The carrier recognized nine contractors and company drivers for 2012.  In the Flatbed Division, the honor went to company driver Charles Plant of Duncan, ...

BigRoad logging app on iPhone

| August 16, 2013

The company's owner-operator/fleet version, available at $15 per month, likewise added IFTA functionality with state mile reporting.

C.R. England awards Harley-Davidson for fuel efficiency

Overdrive Staff | August 14, 2013

C.R. England has awarded a 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two to company driver Richard McDonald for showing the most improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the second quarter 2013. This is ...

DAT launches RateView

| August 13, 2013

DAT's new RateView revamp of the Truckload Rate Index with several new features can be helpful for owner-operator load, lane and price analysis for profitable load planning.

Owner-operator wins iPad mini in Overdrive’s Trucker Tools giveaway

| August 13, 2013

Out of 678 submissions, owner-operator Steven Irving of Belfair, Wash., was named the winner in the Overidrive's Trucker tools Big Mini Giveaway, in which the grand prize was an iPad Mini.

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