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When the time bombs started going off: Channel 19 year in review, part 1

Indulge us as we run back through the rules, the regs, the rigs and the past, present and future of driver pay -- all the rage with the "driver shortage" ...

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 ...

Optimus Prime Peterbilt stunt truck from ‘Transformers’ franchise on the auction block

Want to be able to say you haul in a piece of action-movie history? This 1992 Pete, utilized as Optimus Prime in the Transformers franchise, goes up for auction in ...

2014’s top stories, Part 2: Restart rollback, electronic log mandate, speed limiters and more

Overdrive delved through a web of analytics and a year’s worth of news and features posted on to put together a list of the top 20 stories from 2014. ...

Mack’s historical museum turns 30

Mack Trucks announced this week its Mack Trucks Historical Museum celebrated its 30th anniversary last month. The museum commemorates the 114 years of Mack’s history with photos, memorabilia and a ...

Steve Nissley

Nominated by Edith Nissley, wife: "We love our trucker because he's a genuine and loving family man."

Mid-America roundup: Concept truck, driver hero, OEM updates top 2014 show

Though lighter than usual on major announcements, the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., last week still produced some highlights. Here is a roundup of some of the noteworthy and ...

Daimler brands display ‘star power’ at MATS

From show-stopping tie-ins to Optimus Prime, NASCAR and tire-smoking tractors, to more mundane matters such as fuel efficiency improvements and automated transmission sales, Daimler Trucks North America used its press ...

Photo gallery: Western Star Optimus Prime at Mid-America

On display this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show is the Western Star 4900X that stars as Optimus Prime in the next iteration of the Transformers movie series. Above is ...

Motormaster comes to life

Travis Lyon's 1987 Kenworth K100E brings the demented Decepticon Motormaster from comic book ink to real-world form.

Western Star gets in on Transformers action

In a photo sneak-peak of the upcoming Transformers 4 movie currently in production, filmaker Michael Bay unveiled the photo above, marking Western Star's entrance into the Transformers series.


Truckers weigh in on handheld cell phones for hearing impaired truckers, favorite in-cab products and more.

Megatron lives!

Mack booth at Mid-America features Megatron in full costume -- the same Granite used in the 3rd of "Transformers" movie series.

Mack Granite movie truck to appear at truck show

Mack Granite military truck that appeared in Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie will be at Mack booth.

Mack Granite movie truck set for show

Mack Granite military truck that appeared in the Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie will be at Mack booth.

Lasting legacy | 9/11 special report

Events of 9/11 altered many truckers’ lives and prompted numerous changes in the trucking industry.

Mack Granite stars in ‘Transformers’ movie

Truck comes to life as Megatron, leader of the Decepticons, in the movie “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”

Meet the Fleet

In six years, Parish Leasing has carved out a niche transporting transformers and other oversize loads.

Slow and Steady

Chris Sheehan can't imagine doing anything else. The Shelton, Wash.-based owner-operator is a "blade runner" who moves massive windmill bla...

Slow and Steady

Hauling oversize loads brings high revenue, but travel restrictions and the cost of permits, pilot vehicles and police escorts eat into the bottom line.