Overdrive Staff

Celadon’s new driver center offers private rooms, bevy of leisure activities

The new facility in Indianapolis with 104 single occupancy rooms, dining options, a health clinic, business center, laundry facilities, private showers, a driver lounge and a fitness area.

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First Class Services’ 2017 Peterbilt 389

First Class Services driver Keith Hastings drives this 2017 Peterbilt 389, hauling food grade and chemical products throughout the lower 48 states and Canada.

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Autonomous Peterbilt, hydrogen-powered Kenworth on display at CES next week

The Kenworth T680 daycab is a prototype zero-emission truck part of Paccar's Zero Emission Cargo Transport Demonstration project. A Peterbilt 579 autonomous truck will also be on display at the Paccar Innovations booth at the show.

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Volvo Trucks releases 2018 calendar

The calendar, available for $15, features photos of the new VNR regional haul tractors, as well as the new VNL long-haul trucks.

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2018 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar available to order

The calendar features 12 working trucks and drivers. The trucks featured in the calendar were selected in May at the Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition.

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Buckeye Invitational Truck Show set for June

Pre-registration is open for the Buckeye Invitational Truck Show, taking place June 8-9 in Springfield, Ohio, at the Clarke County Fairgrounds.

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Group launches letter-writing campaign to support retreading

Retread Instead, a group aimed at boosting awareness of the environmental and economic benefits of retreading tires has launched a “Dear Senator” letter campaign to educate and inform U.S. senators on the benefits of retreading.

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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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