Overdrive Staff

Covenant offering $40,000 bonuses to team drivers

The $40,000 Teaming Bonus program, which goes into effect Feb. 1, will pay $2,000 in bonus money – $1,000 to each driver – to teams each time the team runs 60,000 paid miles together.

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CVSA driver-of-the-year nomination deadline Jan. 12

Fewer than two weeks remain before the deadline for the 2018 International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA) program conducted by the trucking industry/enforcement partnership that is the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Nomination packets must be received by next Friday, Jan. 12, CVSA emphasizes.

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Partners in Business tip: Keep an escrow account for maintenance costs

Every good preventive maintenance schedule begins with a maintenance escrow savings account. A good formula for this ties the age of the truck to cents-per-mile savings.

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This year’s mammoth Christmas-tree haul to St. Peter’s Square, across the pond

Wonder how the mammoth 82-foot spruce that served as a Christmas tree this year on St. Peter's Square in the Vatican got to its destination? This pictorial, from reps of the Belgian Faymonville trailer manufacturer, tells the story.

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Ross and Shannon Parsons’ 2017 Peterbilt 389

The truck is equipped with a 550-hp Cummins ISX with an Eaton 18-speed. They have added a drop visor, 20-inch boxed end bumper with a recessed tag and all clear LED lights.

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Dale and Kristy Martin’s 2007 Peterbilt 379

Mostly, the couple hauls test cars and show vehicles for Ford, Chevrolet and Chrysler; new cars to dealerships for Rolls Royce, Porsche, Maserati and Alfa Romeo; collector cars for Barrett-Jackson, Mecum and RM Sotheby's; and more.

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2017 year in review: A month-by-month look at trucking’s top stories

In addition to ELDs, President Donald Trump’s regulatory freeze in January, the permanent removal of the 34-hour restart regulations, the withdrawal of a potential sleep apnea rulemaking and more were some of the most-read stories of the year on Overdrive.

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Partners in Business tip: Save for retirement

If you don’t have a retirement account, start one. Here's why.

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Robert Bango’s 2012 Peterbilt 587

Bango hauls intermodal freight around Charlotte, N.C., with the truck.

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Bandit Series adds Wisconsin, Minnesota dates to round out 2018 schedule

The recently announced tracks include La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in La Cross, Wis., on July 28, and Elko Speedway in Elko, Minn., on Aug. 25.

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