Overdrive Staff

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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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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