Overdrive Staff

Partners in Business tip: Get an engine inspection before you buy used

For any truck you’re looking at buying, try to get an engine inspection by an original equipment manufacturer shop for that engine’s brand.

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Stoneridge EZ-ELD available at Love’s

In-cab, the BYOD ("bring your own device") style EZ-ELD pairs a smartphone application with an ECM plugin that communicates with the application. It's packaged with three interchangeable options to connect to the OBD port to the ECM.

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V. Young’s Trucking’s 1994 Peterbilt 379

The rig is equipped with a Caterpillar 3406E with a 15-speed.

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Four days remain to enter Owner-Operator of the Year contest, winner gets $25k cash

Overdrive, in partnership TCA, is seeking nominations for the 2017 Owner-Operator of the Year, an annual contest that awards a safe, professional and successful owner-operator with a $25,000 cash prize. The contest is sponsored by Cummins and Love's Travel Stops. Nominations will be accepted until November 10.

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Fatigue’s Fast Track: How auto industry’s embrace of fatigue monitoring affects truckers

Unlike trucking, where fatigue-monitoring vendors are trying to sell their wares to fleets, in the automotive world it’s vehicle manufacturers who are the main drivers in adopting the technology.

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Change of seasons creates trouble for ‘Ice Road Truckers’

Todd Dewey, Lisa Kelly, Steph Custance and Art Burke each had problems to deal with as spring begins in the penultimate episode of the 11th season of "Ice Road Truckers."

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Owner-operator shut down after fatal crash, multiple safety violations

Violations include non-compliance with driver qualification, hours-of-service, vehicle maintenance, operating authority and insurance requirements.

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Fatigue’s Fast Track: How wearable tech detects driver fatigue without cameras

From Overdrive's in-depth look at fatigue management tech: Relatively new to trucking are wearable devices that detect fatigue without requiring camera input. Here's a look at some of the the leading camera-less monitoring systems.

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Love’s finalizes acquisition of Speedco

With the 52 new locations, the number of Love's-operated tire service and lube facilities grows to more than 320. Speedco facilities will continue to offer their current selection of products and services, including diesel oil changes, federal inspections and battery work.

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POLL: Have you begun running with an ELD/AOBRD for e-logs?

With the ELD mandate's Dec. 18 enforcement deadline quickly approaching, some surveys have estimated as few as 25 percent of small fleets and owner-operators are ready for the deadline. What's the status of your operation relative to e-logs, whether exempt from the mandate or not?

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