June 2012

Overdrive Magazine | Trucking Business News & Owner Operator Info

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logbook JOHN ANDERSON TO GIVE FREE SHOW How Much Better For Yourself. Gauge Award-winning country singer John Anderson will play a free concert for Great American Trucking Show attendees Friday, Aug. 24, at the Dallas Convention Center. The Mobil Delvac- sponsored concert starts at 5:30 p.m., and tickets will be available on a first- come, first-served basis starting Aug. 24 at 9 a.m. at the Mobil Delvac tent in the show's registration lobby. In the early 1980s, Anderson gained fame with hits such as "Swingin,'" "Wild and Blue," "I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal," "1959," "I Just Came Home to SHORT HAULS ROADCHECK 2012 is scheduled for June 5-7. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual inspection blitz employs 10,000 CVSA-certified federal, state and local enforcement inspectors to conduct truck and bus inspections at 1,500 North American locations. SURFACE TRADE between the United States and its North American neighbors was up 17.4 percent in February from the same month in 2011. In February, 87.4 percent of U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico moved via land. ©2012 Cummins Inc., Box 3005, Columbus, IN 47202-3005 U.S.A. 18 OVERDRIVE JUNE 2012 AFTER SHEDDING jobs in March for the first time since July 2011, for- hire trucking companies added 1,800 payroll jobs in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. AN AMENDED INTERMODAL equipment rule was given to the Office of Management and Budget from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in April. The rule takes responsibility away from motor carriers to prepare a driver-vehicle inspection report of intermodal freight even if no damage, defects or deficiencies are made known to the driver. Count the Memories" and "Black Sheep." "Swingin'" was the Country Music Association's 1983 Song of the Year He returned to prominence in the 1990s with the release of his platinum-plus album, Seminole Wind. The lead single from that album, "Straight Tequila Night," became a No. 1 hit on country charts. The album's title track also reached No. 1. He's since released five other albums. The 2012 Great American Trucking Show will have more than 500 exhibitors, the Pride & Polish National Championship, Country singer John Anderson, sponsored by Mobil Delvac, will perform at the Great American Trucking Show Aug. 24. SmartSessions educational seminars and a Driver Recruitment Pavilion. GATS will also host the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference, produced in conjunction with Overdrive publisher Randall-Reilly and the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, prior to the show. — Staff reports

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