Overdrive Staff

Nevada DOT to open first southbound lanes of new I-11 Tuesday

The new interstate is currently planned to run from Nogales, Ariz., to Reno, Nev., along the current routes of I-19, I-10, U.S. 93 and U.S. 95.

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Trucker Talent Search finalists to compete at GATS to decide 2017 winner

The three finalists, Michael Lochmiller, Terrance Mathis and Richard Woods, were selected by judges from a group of 42 entries. Trucker and recording artist Tony Justice will emcee the live competition.

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Marty Eastman’s semi-retired 1991 KW W900L

Eastman and the truck are now mostly retired, however he still uses the truck to haul hay bales for his family's beef cattle operation in northwestern Alberta, Canada.

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Glen Brannon presents ‘Indiana State Police Driving Skills’

I was westbound on I-70 coming up on Terre Haute Indiana, when I saw the lights of the ISP trooper. I moved to the left lane. If you watch the right fender mirror, you see the trooper come out from behind the car he pulled over, right beside me! The video continues as you see him pull over another car for not moving over to the left lane.

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Tesla’s electric big rig will also be autonomous, reports indicate

Reports indicate Tesla's electric big rig, slated for reveal in September, will autonomous capabilities. The company is said to have met with California officials this week to discuss testing its autonomous electric trucks on the state's roadways.

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Apex Capital Corp giving away $1,500 in cash at GATS

If you're looking to win easy money, wear an Apex Capital Corp shirt during the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Aug. 24-26.

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Cargo theft volume falls, but value increases

The firm recorded 126 cargo thefts in the United States during the second quarter, which is a 10 percent decrease from the first quarter. The $140,162 average loss value of those thefts was a 12 percent increase when compared to the first quarter of the year.

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Get owner-operator tips during Partners in Business seminars at GATS

Seminar attendance will also include a free PIB manual, a $20 value that includes a variety of practical financial tips, tax and equipment management strategies and more.

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Barry Moore presents ‘Near miss’

Watch: A view from the dashcam of trucker Barry Moore, who says he was on "Ohio 13 just north of Mansfield" when a "passenger van loaded with 6 or 7 people passed me on curve, almost colliding with an oncoming car." ...

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Partners in Business tip: Define your business

Before buying or leasing a truck, spend time researching what type of freight you want to haul.

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