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Nominate a Goodyear Highway Hero by Nov. 29

The winner will be announced next March at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. A panel of industry judges will select the winner from a list of finalists.

Goodyear Highway Hero nomination period continues through November 29

Nominations for Goodyear's Highway Hero Award are due later this month on Nov. 29.

Peterbilt, Kenworth the first truck makers to announce return to MATS

Despite having sat out the 2016 Mid America Trucking Show (MATS), and with many of its competitors heading off to an upstart trucking show in Atlanta next fall, Kenworth and ...

Turning the national anthem into a scapegoat

Overdrive’s readers also feel strongly – as strongly as Colin Kaepernick feels about unjustified police shootings and other black oppression – that they’re abused by governmental officials. Instead of ...

Rearview: Covering custom

Workhorses increasingly became show horses in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with style-minded owner-operators turning to aftermarket lights, chrome, graphics, paint and more to convert their rigs into things ...

Supporting the blue at Class 8 on the Lake with Scott Carlson

More than one common thread runs through trucking and law enforcement communities, says Scott Carlson: "It only takes a few people to make all of us look bad." Carlson showed ...

Off-road Western Star with ‘transformer’ capability, new extreme-duty spec

The Western Star 6900XD Multi-Body Transformer (MBT)-40 – dubbed transformer for its ability to quickly switch out one fully functional in-cab-controlled body application for another – is the first such ...

#TruckThat! social media campaign leading into membership group for drivers

Via mobile app slated to relase in June, the group, One20, will offer deep discounts at stops on bedrock goods and services, from showers, dinner and parking to tires.

Tony Justice, Aaron Tippin ‘Brothers of the Highway’ music video

Watch the music video for Tony Justice's new "Brothers of the Highway" album title track, a vocal collaboration with country legend Aaron Tippin. The video is produced by Big Rig ...

Video: Sights and sounds from the Mid-America Trucking Show

Quick hits from the Mid-America Trucking Show, which took place earlier this month.

Overhaul bringing high-end shippers into secure freight platform

When Overhaul launches in July, the company says, it will be debuting a fully direct-shipper booking engine to connect with owner-operators/small fleets whose drivers will gradually build trust among customers ...

‘All the money in the world’ may not be enough to solve trucking’s parking crisis, panelists say

Simply adding more parking spaces, even along busy freight corridors, likely wouldn’t fix the country’s widespread truck parking shortage, said four panelists at a seminar held last week at the ...

Trucker Buddy honors driver, teacher at MATS

Michael Rexford, a company driver for Regal Services located in Ripley, NY, was named the organization’s outstanding trucker of the year. Rexford is a Trucker Buddy for Jina Newman’s classroom of special needs children at Lincoln Elementary School in Fort ...

DAT exits ELD market, pushes forward with mobile integration

Well-known freight-matching service provider DAT is exiting the electronic logging device (ELD) market just several months after its entrance with the small-fleet/owner-operator-focused InView product.

BlackBerry introduces device to allow real-time trailer tracking, monitoring

BlackBerry announced last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show it is bringing to the U.S. marketplace a trailer monitoring system that allows carriers to track their trailers in real-time and ...

Complete coverage of the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show

A compilation of Overdrive's coverage from the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show, which took place this week in Louisville, Ky. See photos of the show trucks on display and coverage of all of the equipment news and announcements made at the ...

TA/Petro honors eight truckers with Citizen Driver Awards

Eight veteran truck drivers were chosen from a record-setting field of 104 entrants to receive TA Petro’s Third Annual Citizen Driver Awards, which were announced Friday, April 1 during a ...

Photos: Celebs, trucks, race cars and more from the MATS show floor

Scroll through the MATS gallery below to see photos of celebrities, trucks, race cars and more.

You never know who you’ll meet at a truck show

George and Wendy meet Patrick J. Murphy, acting secretary of the army, at the Mid-America Trucking Show -- and a hold bunch of U.S. secret service agents ...

Cobra dashcam with built-in GPS debuts at MATS

The road-facing camera is full 1080P high definition and provides a 160-degree viewing angle.