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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Stephanie Klang

Stephanie Klang and Fred, her 17-year-old cat, travel the country for CFI. This America’s Road Team Captain, who served a 2013-2014 term, has been trucking for 37 years. Her early days were spent driving team, but she’s been solo for nearly 30 years and 3 million miles with CFI.  Klang is known for her professional driving skills but also for her sense of humor and way of making people feel comfortable. “I’ve learned over the years that ...

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Georgia trucker shut down following DUI conviction

Christopher Speyrer was declared an imminent hazard to public safety after he was responsible for a Nov. 20 multi-vehicle chain reaction crash on I-64 in Virginia in which he ran into the back of a car stopped in traffic. A Virginia court found him guilty of DUI.

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Building broker trust to get better loads and rates

One of the most common problems with independents using a broker-based business model is "chasing rates" instead of building relationships with a handful of brokers. When loads are picked at random, "it's almost impossible to build relationships," said owner-operator coach Kevin Rutherford.

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Pilot Flying J showcases emergency roadside assistance service at MATS

Pilot Flying J last month rolled out a new roadside assistance program meant to aid truckers with emergency maintenance issues. The program will include more than 150 trucks equipped to handle issues with tires, fuel, accessory replacement and more.

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Haulhound adds freight matching, faster pay options and lane alerts

HaulHound launched in August as an app- and web-based platform designed for carriers to upload their information and for shippers to search for capacity. The app is geared toward smaller carriers and owner-operators, the company says.

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Trucker Buddy honors drivers at MATS

Trucker Buddy International honored its 2016 Outstanding Trucker Buddy and Outstanding Teacher award winners at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky during a press conference March 24.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Charlotte Brown

Charlotte Brown of Riverside, California, came to trucking six years ago from a career in the medical field. She’s been a company driver for with DSV RoadTransport, located in Portland, Oregon, for nearly three years, and says she’s found her calling.  After working in a hospital lab for 13 years, it was the chance for true financial independence that made her change paths. In addition, she says she finally got a chance to see the country, ...

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One20 launches the F-ELD

The F-ELD is aptly named, believes One20's founder, noting its intended target market of independent owner-operators -- it's built with the driver in mind, he says.

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ELD kit new to TomTom Bridge

The TomTom navigation and mapping products provider and M2M DataSmart, a wireless data service provider, announced a solution to provide electronic logging device functionality with the TomTom Bridge, an in-truck toolbox with mount and power cable, a vehicle-specific connector, and a subscription to the Hours of Service app from M2M DataSmart.

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Progressive Insurance offering customers free ELDs

Brett Stalnaker, product manager for Progressive, said the company will give its insurance customers a free ELD and pay the monthly service fee for as long as the driver is with Progressive.

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