Overdrive Staff

‘Finally an independent woman’: Most Beautiful finalist and a Pride & Polish winner

| November 21, 2014

Owner-operator Sonja Morris says she found trucking 11 years ago and recognized it as “a chance to finally become an independent woman,” she says.

OOIDA’s Truckers for Troops raises $52k for care packages

| November 20, 2014

OOIDA says it raised $52,528 this year in its Truckers For Troops campaign. The money will be used to pack and send care packages to U.S. military members stationed in combat zones.

Con-way Freight driver Painter hits 3 million safe miles

| November 20, 2014

Con-way Freight, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based less-than-truckload company, announced that Larry Painter, a 30-year company veteran, became its sixth professional driver to achieve three million consecutive accident-free miles. Con-way Freight’s three-million-mile club also includes previous honorees ...

Recent cargo thefts a warning to carriers: Beware of cargo theft ‘red zone’

| November 20, 2014

Cargo theft tracking firm FreightWatch International issued an alert this week saying it has seen three “red zone” truckload thefts in the last three weeks, stemming from what it says is an “unusually high rate ...

Interview with Shipping Wars’ owner-op Marc Springer

| November 19, 2014

The seventh season of A&E’s Shipping Wars started this week, and Overdrive sister site Truckers News had the chance to talk to truck operator Marc Springer, one of the stars of the show.

What’s your take on autonomous truck platooning? ATRI wants to know

| November 17, 2014

The American Transportation Research Institute wants to hear from carriers and drivers about the use of truck platooning systems to determine the feasibility of their adoption in trucking.

Werner unveils latest military-themed truck

| November 14, 2014

Werner unveiled this week its latest Freedom-themed truck, dubbed Ride for Honor. The truck is the fourth installment in the fleet’s Operation Freedom fleet of military-wrapped trucks.

Owner-operator’s ‘grain hauling machine’

| November 14, 2014

V.E. Parker calls his 2012 Freightliner Cascadia and 2014 Timpte Super Hopper a “grain-hauling machine.”

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