Overdrive Staff

Top military veteran trucking rookie voting open, new Kenworth T680 up for grabs

Voting is now open for Fastport’s 2017 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence award, which honors a rookie truck driver with a military background. The program awards a fully loaded Kenworth T680 to the winner.

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Partners in Business tip: Factors that influence interest rates

Want to know what factors most influence your credit rating and, thus, your interest rates for truck loans? Here's what you need to know.

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First look at Tesla semi? Unauthorized photo posted to Reddit

Tesla's in-development Class 8 electric tractor, which is scheduled to be unveiled later this month, appears to have been spotted in an undisclosed location in California -- the picture from which was posted to Reddit this weekend, though later removed. 

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Trux’s Dual Revolution LED lights

Round lights can be switched from red to blue

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Trucker Buddy names new executive director

Alan Welborn, who has worked within the trucking industry for nearly 20 years, will oversee the pen-pal organization.

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PeopleNet offers ISE eFleetSuite e-log

PeopleNet will offer ISE ELDs specifically to fleets with less than 50 vehicles who are looking for a compliance-only solution.

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David McAllister’s 2003 Peterbilt 379EXHD

The rig sits on a 275-inch wheelbase and is powered by a 550-horsepower Caterpillar with an 18-speed Eaton-Fuller.

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Freedom Air Filters’ chrome pre-filters

Available in chrome for Peterbilt 386, 579; Kenworth T680, T880; Volvo VNL

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Billionaire Warren Buffett buys large stake in Pilot Flying J

The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Haslam family will retain majority ownership with 50.1 percent ownership in the company, and Jimmy Haslam will continue as CEO. PFJ President Ken Parent and the company’s management team will also remain in place.

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Landstar launches load board app for its owner-operators

Landstar's leased owner-operators can now use a new app from the carrier to find loads. "Available Loads" lets owner-operators search for, save and book loads from Landstar's load boards.

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