Overdrive Staff

3 days until ELDs: Will ELD data be used beyond hours of service compliance?

Some in the industry have worried ELD data would be used at roadside or, more likely, by compliance-review auditors to uncover violations other than just hours of service infractions. See Overdrive's in-depth exploration of those concerns here...

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Flatbed fleet offering $6,000 sign-on bonus through January

The company also announced a new financial award for company drivers who have been with the company for 10 years or longer.

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Trucker injured after being shot at in apparent road rage incident

The 57-year-old trucker from San Antonio told police he was driving his truck westbound on I-30 and was changing lanes due to an accident ahead when he heard a pop and “felt like he had been punched in the side of the neck,” according to police. He was injured by the driver's side window shattering.

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Ellis MacDonald’s 2018 Peterbilt 389

Powered by a 510-hp Paccar MX-13 and Eaton 18-speed with 3:42 rears, MacDonald hauls flatbed freight for S&M Transport out of Alberta.

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TomTom: Five most congested cities cost fleets $1.7B annually

Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle and San Jose are the five most traffic-congested cities in the U.S., according to TomTom Telematics research.

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4 days until ELDs: Where to find rate hikes as mandate takes effect

Where to look for the most likely ELD effect on rates? High-volume lanes between 500 and 750 miles, which DAT analyst Mark Montague calls the “dangerous lanes.” It’s those where load/unload hiccups or in-transit delays easily can extend a one-day haul into a second day. More here...

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Love’s opens four new locations, adds over 350 parking spaces

Love's Travel Stops has opened four new locations in Alabama, Colorado, Florida and Ohio. All four locations are open 24/7.

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5 days until ELDs: Presenting log data at roadside after mandate deadline

One of the less publicized but highly critical aspects of the electronic logging device mandate involves a new platform that will transfer ELD data from roadside to a central federal system. Overdrive explores roadside transfer in-depth here...

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Truckers can submit video to One20 for chance at Super Bowl tickets

Truckers who are hauling freight to Minneapolis for the upcoming Super Bowl can submit a short video to One20 telling their stories from the road for a chance to win tickets to the game or access to exclusive events during the week leading up to the game.

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Verizon Telematics hosting free Brothers Osborne concert for truckers at Nevada truck stop

Verizon Telematics is hosting a free holiday dinner and concert for truckers this Thursday, Dec. 14, in Primm, Nevada, featuring Grammy-nominated country music duo Brothers Osborne.

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