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Robin Smith

Robin Smith is an outgoing individual with a great personality. She is loved by all who meet her. She is from Alabama and has a Southern accent to match her ...

ELDs’ early adopters face productivity, operational challenges

Examining the operational impacts of fully engine-connected electronic logging devices both positive and negative -- adopted by these independents and leased small fleets/operators, well ahead of the ELD mandate.

20 truckers named to ATA’s America’s Road Team ambassador program

The 2017-2018 Captains will immediately begin their work in bolstering the trucking industry's image to the motoring public, lawmakers and the media. The team’s two-year journey will be chronicled on ...

If Trump really wants to save U.S. jobs …

"If he (Trump) cares about the working man, he’ll stop this talk about driverless trucks.” --Trucker Jerry Jackson in Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial about autonomous vehicle tech threats.

What ELDs might mean for owner-operator gross revenue in flatbed

With recent speculation that the "mother of all capacity shortages" may not materialize with ELDs, necessarily, one owner-operator's experience making the transition a couple years back.

DOT: All of the nearly 16,000 recalled Volvo trucks have been accounted for

All of the nearly 16,000 Volvo trucks recalled earlier this year have been accounted for, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Keeping the small fleet ‘family’ happy: Pay, equipment, home time

Small-fleet owners use good pay, equipment and home time to attract loyal drivers. They say those are the bedrocks of retention, the top employment issue named in a recent Overdrive ...

Used truck prices dip on wholesale market, hold on retail side

Updates on pricing trends on the used truck market from J.D. Power & Associates.

Heidi Bowlby’s 2005 Volvo VNL 780

The truck was spray-painted by hand and clear-coated, and is used to haul general dry van freight.

Trucking inspires stunning landscape photography

Royce, 45, has spent all three of her driving years teamed with her husband, Greg Royce, who was her trainer while leased to Prime, Inc. She grabbed a camera two ...

Reinvented: Overdrive’s Most Beautiful winner goes from the big screen to the big rig, excels as independent owner-operator

Former actress Brita Nowak of Jupiter, Florida, is ready for her newest starring role. The owner of BratCat Express is the winner of the 2016 Overdrive’s Most Beautiful contest.

Former staffers from tech giants Google, Apple, Tesla partner on autonomous Class 8 development

A handful of former Google employees who worked on the company’s self-driving car project have turned their attention to a new start-up aimed at developing an autonomous retrofit system for ...

Used truck prices continue decline, sales inch forward

Sleeper tractors between 3 and 5 years old lost an average of 2.5 percent of their retail value from February to March according to data released Monday by American Truck ...

Owner-operator niche: Household goods hauling offers big bucks for big work

Household goods moving is done almost exclusively by owner-operators. Those who master the skill set can make good money while also gaining valuable management experience, among other perks.

Sleeper tractors losing value on used market — a look at the latest numbers

Pricing for 3-5 year-old used sleeper trucks lost about 5 percent on average from December to January, according to recent data from NADA. A look at a value comparison chart ...

NTSB’s latest report still provides no cause for FedEx crash that left 10 dead

A year and a 2,150 pages later, officials still don’t know what caused a truck to cross the median and crash into a bus of high school students in Orland, ...

Volvo dedicates new VNL tractor for ATA’s Road Team

The truck and trailer will be used at events around the country to promote trucking’s image and teach members of the public about the industry.

2014’s top stories, Part 1: Truckers’ right to carry, engine lawsuits, detention pay 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. ...

Grace and a glider kit

David Adkins, following a diagnosis of terminal cancer less than a month ago, looks to sell his 2013 Coronado glider.

Tough health care choices

Owner-operators weigh penalties vs. costs of private insurance or Obamacare exchange policies. Some have found plenty of potholes on the road to accessing benefits under the health care law thus ...