Overdrive Staff

TransComply, Iron Apple enter agreement on food safety compliance training

Under the agreement, the companies will consult on the development of new services for carriers regarding the transport of perishable food, and refer their customers to the other company's services.

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Trucking rap sheet: DOT-approved drug screener charged, truck stolen and recovered in S.C.

A DOT-approved drug and alcohol tester in Georgia was charged for falsifying medical exam reports, certificates and more; and a truck and trailer loaded with electronics in South Carolina was stolen and later recovered fully intact.

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U.S. Xpress offering new lease-purchase program

U.S. Xpress, the nation’s sixth largest carrier, announced Thursday a new lease-purchase program for drivers, offering 2015 Freightliner Cascadias for weekly lease payments starting at $493.

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Watch: Silicon Valley panel on trucking tech

Shoaib Makani, CEO of e-log and fleet management software provider KeepTruckin, and heavy-haul marketplace Fr8Star's CEO, Matt Kropp, spoke in the first trucking-technology forum at Fr8Star's San Francisco headquarters.

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North Carolina trucker shut down following fatal alcohol-involved hit and run

According to FMCSA, Simranjeet Singh Sandhu was driving on the Cross Bronx Expressway on March 27 when he allegedly changed lanes without signaling, then struck a car, killing the driver and hospitalizing a passenger. He then fled the scene.

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PrePass expanding weigh station bypass services in North Carolina

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol says it has seen success at the existing PrePass sites at the Hillsborough weigh stations along I-40 and wants to expand the service.

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Omnitracs holding contest to find drivers’ ‘pick of the litter’

Omnitracs’ Big Rig Buddies 2017 Giveaway allows drivers, both current and retired, to submit a photo of their pet and a brief description explaining why their pet is the best companion on the road.

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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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Billy Robinson’s ‘Big Bird’ Pete 389

"Big Bird" is a 2013 Peterbilt 389 equipped with a 485-horsepower Cummins with an Eaton-Fuller 18-speed and 3:55 rears that sits on a 280-inch wheelbase.

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Bandit racing series heads to Tennessee this weekend

The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series returns to action Saturday, July 1, at Highland Rim Speedway in Greenbrier, Tenn., the first quarter-mile track on the Bandit schedule.

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