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2015’s second Pride & Polish stop kicks off Friday at Thunderhill Raceway at ChampTruck races

Overdrive’s Pride & Polish and the new Meritor ChampTruck World Series collide this weekend in Northern California, where the second stop in both 2015 circuits will be held together at the Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, Calif.

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Amid HIV outbreak, truckers warned about prostitutes, needles in Indiana

Truck drivers are being warned to not engage in sexual activity with commercial sex workers or share needles for intravenous drug use along the I-65 corridor in southeastern Indiana following a major HIV epidemic that’s come on in recent months.

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Love’s opens new Jacksonville, Fla. location

Love’s Travel Stops announced Thursday, May 21, it has opened a new location in Jacksonville, Fla., along Interstate 95. The new location provides drivers with a place to rest and access to driver services along the nearly 1,200-mile highway that stretches from Florida to Maine. The new store offers gourmet coffee, fresh fruit, gift items, name-brand electronics, Chester’s Chicken and Subway restaurants. The 24-hour travel stop also features seven showers, 82 truck parking spaces, a Love’s Truck ...

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POLL: New, used, leased: How did you buy your last truck?

New, used or glider? Lease-purchase or straight lease? What best describes your most recent truck purchase?

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Pilot Flying J upgrading bathrooms, showers

Pilot Flying J has announced it is upgrading restrooms in more than 680 locations across North America. The renovated restrooms will feature low water consumption toilets, eco-friendly hand dryers, state-of-the-art LED lighting and Italian tile as accents on vanity walls. Additionally, Pilot Flying J has upgraded the showers at its travel centers over the last three years. The upgrades are part of a $50 million investment Pilot Flying J has made in its travel stops and are ...

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Boyd Transportation honors driver for 3 million safe miles

Boyd Transportation recently honored one of its drivers for reaching three million consecutive safe driving miles with the company.

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‘Huge mistake': Readers sound off on speed limiters

In this Overdrive Radio podcast, voices are raised against any speed limiter mandate, while some emphasize alternatives to imposing a single speed on on-highway trucks, such as adequate training and rewards for voluntary governing,

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Crash treatment in CSA ‘not fair,’ says FMCSA’s safety head, says agency wants to fix

FMCSA's Jack Van Steenburg, while admitting the agency's CSA program's lack of crash weighting is unfair, did not give specifics as how the agency could fix it. He spoke Tuesday with TCA's David Heller about a wide range of trucking regulations.

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Port terminal operator to require truck drivers to stay in trucks at its terminals

By the end of 2016, APM Terminals’ will require all truckers entering their facilities to remain in their trucks.

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Changing Gear: Team-ups from Wabash-Aurora, Kenworth-Meritor and Eaton, Peterbilt-Bendix

Trailers from top-flight manufacturers tend to last a while, and trailer maker Wabash National recently announced a collaboration with a leading aftermarket supplier to make sure its trailers can carry your loads as long as possible. The company has signed a five-year deal with Aurora Parts & Accessories to be the exclusive supplier of all aftermarket parts for the company’s dry van, refrigerated van and platform trailers sold under the brand names Wabash National, Transcraft ...

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