James Jaillet

Pride & Polish championship preview: Working Bobtail finalists

A look at the four rigs vying for the Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship in the Working Bobtail category.

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Truckers, FMCSA to square off in court over ELD mandate this September

The federal court overseeing the lawsuit challenging the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate has scheduled oral arguments for the case to be heard in court on Sept. 13, where the owner-operator plaintiffs in the case hope to convince the court to strike down the U.S. DOT’s ELD mandate.

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Vote now to crown Truckers’ Choice Pride & Polish champion

The Truckers' Choice National Champion will be chosen by Overdrive readers in an online voting contest that ends Aug. 19 -- just a few days before the Aug. 25-27 GATS begins. The winner will be named and given a trophy at the Pride & Polish awards ceremony Saturday, Aug. 27, in the Truckstop.com Theater at GATS.

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Shell releases new diesel engine oil portfolio as part of next-gen oil category

The CK-4 Rotella products will replace the current CJ-4 Rotella oils used today and work with engines of all ages. The FA-4 products are designed for year-model 2017 and later engines and will have limited backwards compatibility.

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Fitzgerald Pride & Polish winners named, 6 more rigs head to championship

Here are the six winners from this weekend's Overdrive's Pride & Polish show held at Fitzgerald Glider Kits in Crossville, Tenn.

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FMCSA officially has new boss as Senate confirms Darling to head agency

The U.S. Senate on July 14 confirmed by voice vote T.F. Scott Darling as the new administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Daring has run the agency on an interim basis since the August 2014 departure of Anne Ferro.

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Report: Small carriers being hammered by bad rates, slow freight

Shippers are “pounding on rates,” the report says, referring to the present pricing situation as “rate carnage.” Small carriers like owner-operators are having a hard time keeping up, the report says.

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FMCSA proposes raising CSA crash threshold to three crashes before score is calculated

Under the agency’s proposed change carriers would need to record three crashes in the rolling 24-month period before crashes would enter into their CSA scores.

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FMCSA wants to hear from owner-ops about CSA crash dispute plan

FMCSA hopes to hear from industry stakeholders about its two-year plan to allow carriers to file review requests for non-preventable crashes used against them in the CSA Crash Indicator BASIC and have the crashes scrubbed from their scores.

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Rearview: Providing a forum for ‘The Voice’

Though the section has changed names and formats in the 55 years since its founding, Overdrive continues to build its reputation on championing reader representation and the principles they care about. The magazine cover still proudly uses the tagline “The Voice of the American Trucker.”

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