Overdrive Staff

Cargomatic app gets $8M investment

| January 30, 2015

Cargomatic, an app that aims to connect local shippers and carriers, announced this week it has received $8 million in investments, led by Canaan Partners, the company says.

Tex-Mix Concrete in expansion mode in and around Austin, Texas

| January 29, 2015

The company’s 88 mixer trucks are a common site along I-35 and Texas 130, delivering TxDOT- and city-approved mixes for construction projects from seven plants. The company has two new concrete plants under construction to ...

Marshall Tucker Band to headline concert at Louisville truck show

| January 29, 2015

The Marshall Tucker Band will play a Mobil Delvac-sponsored concert at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March, the show announced Jan. 29.

Drivers staying mobile: ATA’s latest report shows driver turnover rate at 97%

| January 28, 2015

Driven by recruiting incentives by fleets, driver turnover at small and large carriers remained above 90 percent in the third quarter of 2014, the American Trucking Associations reported Jan. 28.

Calling all female truckers: Overdrive’s 2015 Most Beautiful contest now accepting nominations

| January 28, 2015

Nominations for Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest, which highlights the accomplishments and inner and outer beauty of female drivers, are being accepted through March 15.

PDA Xpress designed to speed up accident appraisals

| January 28, 2015

Property Damage Appraisers, a national network of vehicle damage appraisers, has launched PDA Xpress, a solution designed to turn customers’ smartphones into fast easy-to-use estimate tools that lighten adjusters’ workloads and help manage estimates. The company ...

Penske Used Trucks opens 3 new dealerships

| January 28, 2015

Penske Used Trucks has doubled its commercial truck dealership footprint in North America, introducing centers in Dallas, metro Atlanta and Ontario. The company now has six locations including Phoenix; Torrance, Calif.; and Charlotte, N.C. Here are ...

Eaton enhances split shaft PTO for UltraShift Plus

| January 28, 2015

Eaton said it has expanded the company’s lineup of UltraShift Plus automated transmissions for vocational applications through enhanced split shaft power take-off capabilities that allow for transmission gear selection and clutch control outside of a ...

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