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Richmond Peterbilt Store suffers fire damage

Overdrive Staff | January 21, 2014

A two-alarm fire damaged The Peterbilt Store in Richmond, Va. early Tuesday morning. According to The Richmond Times Dispatch, firefighters were called to the scene at 3:47 a.m., with more units called in for support at ...

Kenworth, Peterbilt models at World of Concrete

| January 16, 2014

Peterbilt will show its new all-purpose vocational Model 567, Kenworth its T880 with mixer body (recently in full production), at the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas January 21-24.

Love’s kicks off 50th anniversary

Overdrive Staff | January 15, 2014

Love’s Travel Stops  kicked off its 50th anniversary by with founder and executive chairman Tom Love announcing the company would undergo a record year of building. Love’s approximate growth rate is 20 new stores per year. ...

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 ...

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