Overdrive Staff

2015 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar available for order

Shell Rotella announced today the 2015 edition of its SuperRigs calendar is available for order. The calendar features 12 working trucks and drivers.

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‘Truck of the year’ goes severe-duty, vocational in 2015

ATD's program this year recognizes these nominees: the International WorkStar 7600, Kenworth T880 with Paccar MX-13 engine and the Peterbilt Model 567.

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Equipment regulator NHTSA gets new boss following Senate confirmation

NHTSA — a regulatory agency under the Department of Transportation responsible for some trucking-related regulations — has a new head man, coming after nearly a year-long vacancy at the top of the agency.

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Hornady increases pay packages

Hornady Transportation announced an increase in all driver pay programs that will be applied to all line haul, dedicated and regional drivers paid by the mile. Effective Jan. 5, all drivers will receive a 1-cent increase across the board. Additional packages for tarp, detention, layover and breakdown pay also will be increased. These increases will be followed by an additional 1-cent increase in February. Starting pay now will range from 42 to 47 cents, based upon experience, ...

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Peterbilt 75th anniversary party brings 351 Petes spanning 9 decades

Held at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds, Peterbilt says the party attracted 351 Peterbilts, which the truck makers bills as “the largest collection of Peterbilt trucks ever assembled.”

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Old Dominion announces rate increase

Old Dominion Freight Line announced this week it will be raising rates by about 4.5 percent starting Jan. 5, 2015.

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Photos, video: Trucking helps Wreaths Across America hit 2014 goal

Each year, the trucking industry plays a pivotal role in making WAA’s mission possible. Here are photos and video of trucks and carriers bringing loads of wreaths to Arlington for the ceremony.

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ATA: Driver pay generally exceeds U.S. average, carriers diversifying pay methods

How does driver pay stack up to pay in other industries? According to ATA, drivers fare well, especially those at private fleets.

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Construction fleet updates with T880s

N.C./S.C.-based Blue Max Trucking operators deliver aggregate, equipment, pre-cast concrete and building supplies for construction projects such as airport runway additions, highway widening projects and stadiums.

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‘Trucker Country’ from singer-songwriter Erich McMann

Hear a preview track from a new disc of trucking-themed tuned from Chicago-area singer-songwriter Erich McMann.

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