Overdrive Staff

Outreach to immigrant communities among truckers should be a top priority of owner-op organizations

Reader owner-operator Ernest Tufft believes better outreach could encourage better "expectations of wages and working conditions, as a way to stabilize the marketplace for workers like me."

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Video: Inside the ELD mandate

Overdrive editors Todd Dills and James Jaillet discuss the Dec. 10 announced rule requiring truck drivers to use electronic logging devices to maintain records of duty status, breaking down the rule's general hardware spec's, pre-2000 exemption, smartphone compliance and more.

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Love’s opens new locations in Kentucky, Oklahoma

Love’s Travel Stops has opened two new locations – one in Kentucky, and one in Oklahoma.

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New apparel added to Peterbilt online merchandise store

Peterbilt has added more than 50 new items to the 2016 Peterbilt gift and merchandise collection at the company's online gift shop.

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POLL: Should the U.S. restrict gun purchases to combat ‘soft-target’ terrorism?

UPDATED to fix poll module -- if you voted before Tuesday noon CST, please re-vote: In the wake of the San Bernardino, Calif., killings, President Obama offered some new gun-control measures as a part of the solution to problem of soft-target terror. Should such measures fit into broader strategy or not?

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Truck driver run over by own truck after jumping out

Police in Florida are still trying to figure out how and why a truck driver fell or jumped from his still moving rig only to be struck and killed by the truck.

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Jonathan Holdeman’s steel-hauling 1985 Peterbilt 359

This 1985 Peterbilt 359 hauls steel throughout the South with a Cummins N14 engine and 18-speed transmission

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Partners in Business tip: Buy oil in bulk

The do-it-yourself oil change is a standard for many owner-operators, especially those with their own authority. A one-truck operator can save almost $200 a year by moving from gallon jugs to 55-gallon drums for oil purchases, assuming 125,000 miles per year with an oil change every 25,000 miles.

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Love’s opens new Oklahoma stop

Love’s Travel Stops opened its 65th Oklahoma location today in Valliant along Highway 70 and Wilson Street recently.

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Peterbilt’s 58-inch sleeper available in 579, 567 models

Peterbilt’s 58-inch sleeper is now in production for the company’s Model 579 and vocational Model 567 in low- and mid-roof configurations.

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