Overdrive Staff

POLL: Do hours rules/company pressures ever lead you to feel forced to drive tired?

Given the peculiarities of the hours rule, the incoming ELD mandate and difficulty balancing the business necessities of safety and on-time deliveries, how often do you feel forced to run when you otherwise might be resting?

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Driver honored for pulling motorist away from burning pickup truck

Parada then grabbed the driver and pulled him away from the pickup, just before it exploded. The driver of the pickup sustained burns to his knees, feet and arms.

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Video: Michael Manuel’s ‘Autism: One of Many’

Custom 2015 389 features welded puzzle pieces on floors, deck plate

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Dedicated ELD from Coretex self-certified

The Coretext ELD is "compatible with all vehicle types and has been written from the ground up by Coretex engineers," the company says. The platform uses the company’s existing range of in-vehicle hardware for active fleet management.

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Partners in Business tip: When to upgrade your truck

Rules of thumb on when it's time to trade your old rig for a newer one.

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Love’s reaches agreement to purchase Speedco

The acquisition will add 52 trucking service and lube locations to the Love’s network, bringing the number of Love’s-operated tire and lube facilities to 323 nationwide.

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Ron and Sheri NeSmith’s 2016 International Lonestar

The couple, out of Oxford, Ala., hauls general dry van freight in the lower 48 for Mercer Transportation.

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Driver turnover rate soared in second quarter, ATA reports

“We predicted that last year’s period of relatively low and stable turnover could be short-lived if the freight economy recovered from 2016’s freight recession. It appears those predictions were correct and we may be seeing the beginnings of a significant tightening of the driver market and acceleration of the driver shortage,” says ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello.

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Warm snap makes for dangerous conditions in latest ‘Ice Road Truckers’ episode

The highlight of the episode was perhaps the preview of the next episode, which showed Reno Ward, the son of late IRT star Darrell Ward, helping make an ice road delivery.

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Comdata brings AscendTMS to carriers in MyFleet program

Comdata announced a preferred partnership with InMotion Global, Inc. to bring the free AscendTMS web-based transportation management system (TMS) software to carriers, fleets and freight brokers through its Comdata MyFleet program.

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