Overdrive Staff

Two large carriers to become publicly traded companies as early as this year

Schneider National, the eight largest carrier in the country, has filed an application with the SEC to become publicly owned and begin trading shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Daseke has entered into a merger deal with an investment firm will become a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq.

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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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David White’s 1975 Peterbilt 359

The classic truck has close to 4 million miles on it and is powered by a 425-horsepower B Model Caterpillar and a 13-speed Eaton.

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Truckers accounted for most workplace fatalities of any occupation in 2015

The Department of Labor says 745 truck drivers died from fatal work injuries during the year.

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Lester Slow presents ‘Trucking with crazy’

This reader's son helped edit this collection of clips captured at various locations around the United States. What do they have in common? Drivers behaving badly, Slow says.

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Comdata: Hotel network saved drivers $800k in 2016

Carrier payment provider Comdata announced this week its Comdata Hotel Network has saved fleets and drivers approximately $800,000 with nearly 50,000 nights stayed since the program launched in December 2015, for an average savings of $15 to $20 per night.

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WATCH: Trucker skirts around four-wheeler, hits school bus

In an attempt to maneuver around a stopped car, this trucker failed to yield on a left turn and veered into a schoolbus.

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Jason Graves’ 2006 Kenworth T600

Graves uses the truck to haul steel with a covered wagon and on weekends pulls the marching band trailer for his daughter's school.

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Another trucker shut down following fatal crash

Immediately after the crash, urine and blood samples were collected. The blood sample collected from Johnson tested positive for marijuana and PCP. Johnson also hadn't kept proper logs for 6 months, authorities say.

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