James Jaillet

Trucking sets revenue record in 2014, eclipsing $700 billion and hauling 70% of U.S. freight

The trucking industry brought in a record $700.4 billion in revenue in 2014, according to a report released this week by the American Trucking Associations.

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1,900 trucking jobs added in April; U.S. unemployment rate at 7-year low

The for-hire trucking industry added 1,900 jobs in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly employment report, released May 8, making up some ground lost in March.

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Video: In-cab with Freightliner’s self-driving truck

Video of Freightliner's self-driving truck coming into and out of self-driving mode.

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Photos, video: Freightliner’s introduction of U.S.’ first autonomous truck

Photos and video of Freightliner's self-driving truck, unveiled this week.

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Lights, interiors, winners: More photos from 75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish, Wash & Show winners

More from the year's first Overdrive's Pride & Polish show.

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25 videos for 25 years: Yamko’s #136 a Pride & Polish standout

John Gonzales' black cherry 2009 Peterbilt 388, a Pride & Polish Best of Show winner from 2012, is the featured rig this week in our countdown of 25 of our top show truck videos, celebrating Pride & Polish's 25th anniversary.

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Infographic: Electronic logging device maker PeopleNet pushes driver pay, convenience as e-log benfits

Major electronic logging device provider PeopleNet this week unveiled an infographic detailing stats that the company says show use of ELDs can boost a driver's annual pay by about $1,500 and save about 30 minutes a day.

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‘Her and the memories’: Owner-op’s 1981 Kenworth W900

"The truck is gone,” owner-operator Jerry Martin says of his first KW. "But I still go the best part of it — her (his wife) and the memories!”

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Restart rollback: Congress could take further action on hours regs, block insurance increase rule

A bill introduced in the U.S. House this week would is passed further entrench the suspension of certain 2013 hours-of-service rules and block the DOT from proceeding with a rule to increase the minimum amount of liability insurance required of motor carriers.

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Photos: Beauty shots of Pride & Polish winners from 75 Chrome Shop Show

Beauty shots of the Best of Show winners from this weekend's show.

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