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Major fleet TransForce to change name

Canadian trucking fleet TransForce plans to change its name from TransForce Inc. to TFI International Inc. by the end of the year, the company announced Nov. 28.

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Autonomous truck startup Otto set to haul second load, this time in traffic

Unlike last month’s Budweiser delivery, which was done during pre-dawn hours to avoid traffic and pedestrians in the Denver, Colo.-area, this week’s run truck will include driving through traffic.

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POLL: Have you successfully fought a traffic (or other) citation?

Whether issued at roadside for a moving violation or an equipment infraction noted in a scale-house, citations can put big stains on your record. Have you ever been successful fighting one or more in court or via administrative procedures?

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Walmart truckers land $55 million settlement for non-driving time pay

Walmart Transportation has been ordered by a federal jury to pay 850 current and former truck drivers a total of $55 million in back pay. Of note to truck operators, the company was ordered to pay $44.7 million for federally stipulated 10-hour off-duty periods.

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Partners in Business podcast: Managing your fuel costs

This installment of Overdrive’s Partners in Business covers how to control fuel costs. That includes minimizing fuel consumption, getting a fair fuel surcharge and choosing where to buy fue

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Nominate a Goodyear Highway Hero by Nov. 29

The winner will be announced next March at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. A panel of industry judges will select the winner from a list of finalists.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We're thankful for you, drivers. With this message from the staff at Overdrive also comes readers' thanks for God and country, family, work, fellowship and more.

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Hot markets for flat, van, reefer loads in the last week

E-commerce continued to extend the fall freight season, and season-specific freight was on the road in large volumes last week, with Christmas trees, as well as potatoes, cranberries, and other fall produce indicating that grocery stores were still stocking up on fresh food during the week before Thanksgiving. "We expect this week to be quieter, for all the right reasons."

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Pilot Flying J opened four new stores in third quarter, plans to open two by year’s end

New locations opened in July through September include Santa Rosa, N.M., North Charleston/Hanahan, S.C., Stratford, Texas, and Springfield, Mo.

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Food and beverage cargo tops most-stolen list in recent Thanksgiving weeks

During the past four Thanksgiving weeks, Texas was the most-targeted state for cargo theft, says CargoNet.

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