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New Garmin commercial nav unit interoperable with Garmin ELD

Break planning and dispatch tools are enabled by the connection, with Garmin's commercial-nav features enhanced. The new Dezl 580 LMT-S is being introduced with a suggested retail of $299.99.

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‘Country Road’: Trucking, music, life with Trucker Talent Search finalist Richard Woods

Owner-operator Richard Woods earned his spot in this year's Overdrive/Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search with a cover of the famous John Denver tune, "Country Road." He's one of three finalists in the talent search, coming to a close with a final winner Friday, August 25, at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Woods is an owner-operator hauling rail containers, largely, and lives in Hickory Flat, Mississippi. Following (and above), hear a little from ...

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Great American Trucking Show starts Thursday: Follow the action live on Overdrive

Follow the GATS events, including the Pride & Polish show truck competition, owner-operator business seminars, live trucking music and more, via Overdrive's social and newsletter channels. Here's how...

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Major carriers’ revenue, income continue to slip in 2017

The stats are also in line with owner-operator income for the first half of the year. Like owner-operators, publicly traded large fleets reported higher fuel costs than the same period the year prior, despite cheaper diesel prices.

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16th-annual Southern Classic Truck Show Sept. 8-9

Dates are set for the 16th annual edition of small fleet and Brad's Classic Trucks owner Brad Wike's Southern Classic Truck Show on his sizable property in Lincolnton, N.C.

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‘Take this e-log and shove it’: A talk with Trucker Talent Search finalist Terrance Mathis

Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley talks here with Rockford, Illinois, resident and Kloeckner Metals driver Terrance Mathis. Mathis is the man responsible for the great Johnny Paycheck parody you'll hear a little of here, which earned his spot in the Trucker Talent Search.

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Paccar unveils 12-speed automatic transmission to pair with MX13 engine

Paccar on Tuesday completed the rollout of the company’s integrated powertrain with the debut of a 12-speed automated transmission. The march toward vehicle integration first began in 2010 with the North American introduction of Paccar’s MX engine lineup.

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Engage.Bid tool can be effective for small carriers working large-shipper RFPs

Devliering the ability to "price with conviction" is the goal of the tool, released by TMW last year -- it enables carriers to pull shipper RFPs' lane-by-lane requests for rate bids into a proprietary module and apply analysis tools. Then output bids quickly back to RFP lane files, speeding up the process.

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Hours, brake violations top Roadcheck out-of-service orders

The top three driver-related violations were for hours of service (32.3 percent of driver out-of-service violations), wrong class license (14.9 percent) and false log book (11.3 percent).

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KeepTruckin, Comdata to give away Harley at GATS

KeepTruckin and Comdata, who announced a new partnership last week aimed at small fleet operators, will give away a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the Great American Trucking Show this week.

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