Overdrive Staff

Michael Johnson’s 2008 Kenworth W900L

The rig features an 86-inch Studio Sleeper with the Seattle interior package. Sitting on a 280-inch wheelbase, the truck sports a 600-hp Cummins ISX with 1.2 million original miles and an Eaton 18-speed with 3:36 rears.

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Love’s opens new truck stops in Arkansas, Texas, Tennessee

Love's Travel Stops opened this week new locations in Pine Bluff, Ark., Eastview, Tenn., and Bridgeport, Texas.

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CarriersEdge launches new trip planning, delivery training course

The new training module, “Trip Planning, Parking and Deliveries,” uses a mixture of text, graphics and photos, real-life illustrations, quizzes and more to deliver the content to drivers.

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Video: Voices and images from Monday’s ELD rallies

Several truck drivers in attendance for Monday's "ELD Media Blitz" rallies voice their concerns over the electronic logging device mandate and issues the mandate will cause for drivers.

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12 days until ELD mandate: A look at compliant devices with no monthly fees

For the owner-operator who’s certain to be a part of the industry for a long time and who wants simplicity at a low price, the devices available without a monthly subscription fee can be a good match.

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Partners in Business tip: The benefits of trailer ownership

While leased operators don’t have the pressing need to provide a trailer that most independents do, they often find trailer ownership has significant earning potential.

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Fleet ordered to pay $3 million after pushing tired drivers on ‘grossly illegal’ routes

Beam Trucking drivers were told to drive "routes that were so long that they barely got any sleep between trips for weeks at a time over a course of years." One driver admitted to taking bath salts every few hours to stay awake, according to the U.S. Attorney.

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Daseke acquires owner-op flatbed fleet, two others

Daseke has acquired owner-operator fleet Tennessee Steel Haulers & Co., along with The Roadmasters Group and Moore Freight Service.

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Trucker Path adds parking prediction to app

The feature compiles four years of data collected in the app and gives a percentage of parking spots available at a location during a given period of time.

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Driver rallies relay ELD concerns to media, public

Groups of owner-operators and other drivers gathered at various locations around the country Monday in opposition to the electronic logging device mandate as part of a so-called “ELD Media Blitz” to bring attention to security, economic and safety issues associated with the mandate.

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