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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 OverdriveOnline.com 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 ...

Hauling Tanzania: Meet Mike and Sherri Washington

Mike and Sherri Washington's launch of a second career in trucking have found the pair on a mission hauling World Vision's "Kisongo Trek" simulation of a Tanzanian Village.

Voting for Overdrive’s Most Beautiful ends this week

This week's the last chance to cast your vote for who should be named the winner of Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest.

Back on the ice: Lisa Kelly’s return to Ice Road Truckers

Lisa Kelly returns to Ice Road Truckers as a new season debuts on the History Channel Sunday, June 9. What does the most recognizable face in trucking have to say ...

Finalist Jessica Samko: ‘I think a smile can make everyone look beautiful’

Even before Jessica Samko became a truck driver, she had a tendency to stand out. Whether it was through riding motorcycles or attending rock concerts, she always found a way ...

Volvo adding QR codes to all new trucks

Volvo announced it will be incorporating QR Codes into all new trucks in an effort to reduce downtime for owners and drivers and increase efficiency of technicians.