Overdrive Staff

Former Texas trooper gets prison time for accepting bribes for clean inspections

From July 2014 through September 2015, Cauley reported conducting 39 Level 1 inspections on Cruz and Sons trucks, all of which were given a Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance inspection decal for a clean inspection. Cruz reportedly paid Cauley at least $4,000 for the clean inspections

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Two-day biz-topics meeting for owner-operators in Miss.

Expediter Services, offering capacity solutions and ownership opportunities within the trucking industry, will host its latest ES Group Gathering (EGG) event April 27-28 in Southaven, Miss., at the Landers Center just south of Memphis and located off I-55.

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Heavy haul trailer brands partner up

The Goldhofer and Trail King Industries companies, both brands in the heavy haul industry, are teaming up to promote and support each other’s products both in the United States and around the world. 

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Maverick Transportation boosts pay for reefer drivers

Drivers in the company’s OTR Temperature Control Division will see a 5-cent boost in per-mile pay, bringing starting pay to between 51 and 55 cents-per-mile. Student drivers will start at 45 cents-per-mile in this division.

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Trucking rap sheet: CDL examiners charged in fraud scheme, S.C. man indicted in reincarnated carrier scheme

A pair of third-party CDL examiners in Mississippi were charged for accepting payments for passing CDL skills test results, and a South Carolina man was charged for reincarnating his authority without disclosing his relationship with other FMCSA-regulated entities.

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Charles Adams’ 2006 Peterbilt 379 EXHD

The rig sports a 625-hp Cat C15 with an Eaton 18-speed and Spicer 3:36 rears. He has had the cab lights and horns shaved down and replaced with nine small LEDs and train horns mounted underneath the truck.

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Updates on online carrier registration system, more on agenda for UCR meeting this week

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced in the Federal Register this week’s meeting will be held Thursday, April 19, from noon to 3 p.m. Eastern time.

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Rick Weisheit’s 2007 Peterbilt 379

The rig is powered by a 565-hp Cummins with an EGR delete and a 700-hp tune from Bohl Diesel Performance, along with an 18-speed Eaton-Fuller.

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Registration open for 2018 Great American Trucking Show

GATS will feature the Pride & Polish truck show, the Trucker Talent Search sing-off competition finale, Partners in Business seminars, hundreds of exhibitors and more.

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Truckers can win Amazon gift cards by submitting safety tips

The Teletrac Navman Truckers for Safety contest asks drivers to share their tips on how to improve highway safety, both for themselves and other drivers. Each week between now and May 7, the company will give away two $200 Amazon gift cards.

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