James Jaillet

Rearview: Peterbilt ads through the years

From the long needle-nose models of the ’60s to the cabovers of the ’70s and ’80s, the 20-year reign of the iconic Model 379 and today’s modern aerodynamic tractor stylings, Peterbilt tractors have graced the back cover of Overdrive for nearly 40 years. Here's a look at some of the truck maker's Overdrive ads through the decades.

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Trucking employment tumbles for second straight month

The for-hire trucking industry’s total employment fell by 2,400 jobs in the month of March, according to preliminary figures reported last week by the Department of Labor, again bucking the overall trend of the U.S. economy's employment numbers.

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‘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 Mid-America Trucking Show.

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Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills wins three major journalism awards

Overdrive and Senior Editor Todd Dills won Best Series for CSA’s Data Trail, a continuation of the series that received business-to-business media’s highest honor, the Grand Neal, in 2014. He also won Neals for Best Data Journalist and Best Range of Work.

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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 provide detailed reports based on the data derived by the system.

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Navistar pays $7.5 million to settle SEC accusations that it misled investors about 2010 emissions compliance

The SEC also announced April 1 it has brought charges against former Navistar CEO Dan Ustian, claiming the truck and engine maker's former boss misled investors about the company's ability to meet 2010 emissions standards.

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Goodyear names N.Y. driver Julian Kaczor its 2016 Highway Hero, saved man from burning car

Trucker Julian Kaczor of Utica, N.Y., has been named Goodyear’s 2016 Highway Hero. Kaczor rescued a man from a burning car last July following a crash that occurred right in front of him and his truck. The announcement came March 31 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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TA/Petro launches new TA Truck Service brand, expansion of maintenance offerings

TravelCenters of America, parent company of TA and Petro truck stops, announced March 31 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville it is combining all of its mobile truck maintenance services under one umbrella, a rebranded TA Truck Service.

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Truckstop.com announces new LoadPay system, gives owner-ops greater control over load payments

Truckstop.com unveiled March 31 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., a new system, LoadPay, that it says will give owner-operators greater control in how they receive payments from brokers and allow them to avoid factoring services to receive their payment.

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Truck operators to take on most of driver training rule costs, per FMCSA figures

Drivers themselves will bear the bulk of the rule’s costs, according to FMCSA’s calculations. The 30-day period for owner-operators and other industry stakeholders to file formal comments ends in a week.

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