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Volvo shows off three-truck platoon on Interstate 110 in LA

Volvo Trucks announced Monday it completed a successful demonstration of a partially automated truck platoon in California, leveraging Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology to run a three-truck platoon from the Port of Los Angeles along Interstate 110.

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Owner-Operator of the Year finalist Gary Buchs finds value in people

Gary Buchs, 62, of Colfax, Illinois, has spent many solo hours logging 2.3 million accident-free miles in his 27-year driving career. His success comes from being able to interact with so many people daily. Buchs is one of three finalists for the 2016 Owner-Operator of the Year, produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

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Load securement to be focus of annual Roadcheck inspection blitz

Violations related to cargo securement include failure to prevent shifting/loss of cargo, failure to secure truck equipment, damaged tie-downs, insufficient tie-downs and loose tie-downs.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Mandy Cole

This is the first of 10 stories about this year’s contest finalists. Check back throughout March for the rest.

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POLL: Your view on Trump’s revised travel ban?

President Trump signed a new executive order revising a temporary ban on entering the U.S. on travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, removing Iraq from the original list, among other changes. What's your view of this order's necessity for U.S. security?

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Award for country’s top truck dealer seeking nominations from owner-operators

Overdrive sister site Successful Dealer is now taking nominations for its Fifth Annual Successful Dealer Award, which honors North America's top heavy truck dealer.

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Overdrive announces 10 finalists in contest recognizing women truckers

Overdrive's Most Beautiful recognizes female drivers who stand out for professionalism and a positive representation of a career choice typically dominated by men. Here are the 10 finalists for the 2017 award.

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Celadon boosts driver pay for owner-operators, company drivers

The pay for flatbed and reefer owner-operators has been increased to 75 percent of gross revenue in approximately 15 states within the company's freight network.

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Nationwide truck inspection blitz set for June

Enforcers performed more than 60,000 inspections nationwide last year during the 72-hour Roadcheck event.

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Truckstop.com sets sights on ELD marketplace

After the coming discontinuation of its uDrove ELD, Truckstop.com is committed to assisting customers in finding a new vendor individually and, as was revealed in conversation with Overdrive, collectively. The company is building an ELD marketplace for vetted companies to debut this summer.

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