Overdrive Staff

Driver Appreciation week is on: A roundup of happenings

| September 15, 2014

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week — a week of celebration of U.S. truck operators spearheaded by the the American Trucking Associations — started Sept. 15 and runs through Sept. 20. Here’s a roundup of announcements ...

100-truck convoy taking over Wisconsin highway next week for Special Olympics

| September 12, 2014

Dozens of law enforcement officials will be escorting more than 100 trucks along Highway 41 from Richfield, Wis., to Oshkosh, Wis., on Sept. 20 to raise money for the Special Olympics in Wisconsin and as ...

American Pie: Husband and wife team’s patriotic ’03 Volvo VNL

| September 12, 2014

Owner-operator husband-and-wife team Daniel and Sarah Sauseda of Dallas haul ammunition and explosives nationwide with their 2003 Volvo VNL770.

Truck platooning system with autonomous braking, cruise showcased at Detroit showImage Gallery

| September 11, 2014

The system, which is based on features like adaptive cruise control and autonomous braking, was developed in a three-company partnership that includes Meritor Wabco, Peloton and Denso. It's touted by the companies as one that ...

National ‘smart truck parking’ system in the works, will show real-time parking info

| September 11, 2014

A system that will use road signs, smartphone apps, websites and in-cab messaging to allow drivers to find parking availability in real-time took a step toward nationwide deployment this week, according to the groups producing ...

Lee Daugherty

| September 10, 2014

Nominated by Michelle Daugherty, wife, and Makaylea Daugherty, daughter

Broker charged with bribing National Guard officials for freight contracts

| September 10, 2014

An Alabama-based freight broker has been charged with with two counts of bribery and two counts of fraud after investigators say he bribed two National Guard officials to steer military transport contracts to two carriers ...

Bradley Koon

| September 10, 2014

Nominated by Stacey Webb, wife: He's a safe driver and always helps people he encounters in need ...

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