James Jaillet

Video: Ryan Hooten’s ’95 Pete 379

Ryan Hooten's 1995 Peterbilt 379 — the centerpiece of his Ryan's Feed and Trucking grain hauling business in Santa Ynez, Calif. — is an ode to western motifs, leather and rawhide. Here's a brief interview with Hooten and a few photos of his perennial Pride & Polish award winner.

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Diesel and natural gas — don’t let fear cripple your business

If the time comes, will you choose diesel or your business?

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DOT: Despite state measures, marijuana still illegal for drivers

Marijuana will remain an unauthorized drug for both recreational and medical purposes for truck drivers under the U.S. Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulation.

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Ferro: Safety Fitness Determination proposal coming in 2013

A proposed rule that would allow FMCSA to use a carrier's CSA rankings to produce an overall safety rating will come in the first half of 2013, said FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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Using a shipping container as an office?

Does your company need a cheap, sturdy office? Overdrive sister pub Equipment World's Tom Jackson may have a solution for you — an intermodal-type cargo container.

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Finding 10 mpg: Testing the Cascadia Evolution

We looked at the Freightliner Cascadia here earlier this year, but this one is different. Way different.

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Rates drop, continue year-end slide

As has been the case for all three segments in the last three years — except for flatbed in late 2010 — spot market rates for reefer, flatbed and dry van continue their decline after peaking in June, this time each dropping a few cents in October from September.

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Hours rule exemption for storm relief extended to Nov. 27

The waiver of certain federal rules for drivers carrying emergency loads to the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy has been extended to Nov. 27.

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Truckers react: Obama wins ’12 election

Most commenters on Overdrive's Facebook page were not thrilled to hear news that incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama had been re-elected and were quite vocal on where they stood relative to the national political scene, but he did have some outspoken supporters, too.

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Drivers mostly support marijuana ballot results

While most states were going either shades of blue or red Tuesday evening, Colorado and Washington state went green, as voters in both states approved initiatives to legalize pot.

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