Owner-Operators

Mustang’s Trucking at the tattoo parlor

Last time we checked in with Overdrive 2010 Trucker of the Year Mike Crawford it was on the occasion of the death of his longtime trucking companion in his dog, Fred. This time round, Crawford stopped on his way through Nashville for a brief talk and photo shoot. Crawford, who recently got his DOT authority -- note the "Mustang's Truckin'" emblem on his 1994 Freightliner's door -- and went out on his own hauling dedicated ...

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Navistar donates step van for tornado relief

Navistar International has donated a step van valued at $20,000 to the Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organizations, a catalyst for community development in areas of the Alabama Black Belt. The van donation is intended to help the nonprofit in its rebuilding efforts following devastation from the April 27 tornadoes.  In addition to the vehicle donation, the truck maker donated $50,000 to the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund, established by Gov. Robert Bentley to help Alabama residents recover ...

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Broker Trinity Transport seeking best driver nominations

On its website and Facebook page, broker Trinity Transport is seeking nominations for a competition for best truck driver held in conjunction with National Truck Driver Appreciation week, "dedicated to those who spend their days away from home to make it possible for others to live comfortably," as their site notes. A good description of the driver's job, and a fair one. First, Second and Third spots in the contest receive $1,000, $100 and $25, respectively. You ...

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PIB TIP: TRACK PERSONAL MILES. You can deduct mileage on your personal vehicle if you make a business-related trip to the bank, the post office, a business meeting, a truck show or a dealership, supply store or parts yard – even to a grocery if your purchases are business-related. Keep a log on the dash or in the glove compartment to jot the date, mileage and purpose of each business-related trip. The Partners in Business ...

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Lady Butterfly, a 1974 Kenworth conventional, was owned by John Mann, of East Canton, Ohio, when the tractor was Overdrive’s Tractor of the Month in September 1980. See more trucks from past issues at www.overdriveretro.com.

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A trucking Western thriller ends run on Chicago stage

It wasn't exactly going for contemporary industry realism, but it's called "Mother Bear," named for the handle of a leader in a band of not-exactly-savory Utah haulers a young lawyer and "salt man" for an upstart truckers' union seeks out to enroll in his new organization, knowing minions will follow him. Rough-and-tumble Western in tone -- with truck drivers instead of cowboys/outlaws, channeling, perhaps, a film most will know too well in Convoy -- the ...

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England becomes SmartWay partner

England Logistics has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the SmartWay Transport program, the Salt Lake City-based carrier announced. The SmartWay program helps carriers try to save fuel and reduce carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate emissions. Learn more at SmartWay and at England Logistics.

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Lighting compliance website launched

A new website on the new regulatory Compliance, Safety and Accountability program is available for use, lighting manufacturer Truck-Lite Co., announced. The site, at truck-lite.com/CSA, is designed to provide users with answers to frequently asked questions regarding lights and lighting regulations, as well as other onsite customer training materials, Jamie Lindemuth, Truck-Lite marketing coordinator, says. Visit Truck-Lite for details.

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Get your Ice Road Truckers DVDs while the roads remain

Yes, it was only a matter of time, I'd say, before a newspaper in the Great White North did a long feature on the potential impact melting sea ice in the Arctic and changing climate patterns due south of it could have on an important part of the Canadian economy -- and our own television viewing. The Globe and Mail, Canada's newspaper of record, in late May published a wide-ranging feature on global warming's impact on ...

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Filter system

The Fuel Preporator II filter removes large particulate contaminants from diesel fuel using proprietary Demand Flow Technology. The filter is designed to operate at flows and pressures beyond the engine’s maximum requirements. It receives fuel under vacuum from the fuel tank containing entrained air/vapor, particulates and water. The filter discharges air/vapor from the filter and back to the fuel tank through the primary air/vapor discharge port. Internal engine tests have shown a gain of up ...

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