Overdrive Staff

Con-way Freight’s Day reaches 3 million safe miles

Dennis Day, a driver sales representative for Con-way Freight, recently became the less-than-truckload company’s ninth driver in its 33-year-history to surpass three million consecutive accident-free miles. Day joined Con-way Freight in 1987 and has been a professional truck driver for more than 34 years. He has received Con-way’s Quarterly Leadership Award four times. Day is a former Georgia Truck Driver of the Year and a captain of the American Trucking Associations’ Road Team. He is a nine-time ...

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Podcast: What it’s like driving an autonomous truck, VW emissions scandal’s impact on U.S. truck market

What's it like behind the wheel of a self-driving truck? And how do you get an autonomous endorsement for your CDL? Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts and OD News Editor James Jaillet talk details of automated trucking.

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Pat Finley on catastrophic California accident: ‘A Monday I should have stayed in bed’

Trucker Pat Finley tells the story of an accident in California whose aftermath was video'd by a reporter: "I didn't have a dashcam, but if I did it would have been destroyed with the brand-new 2015 Peterbilt."...

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Emile Ambros presents ‘Driving in Montreal (Bad drivers, etc.)’

One Montreal-based four-wheeler's "collection of short clips showing bad/aggressive/distracted/funny/etc. driving in the Montreal area and wherever else I may find myself." This video is not meant to shame anyone. I don't claim to be a better driver than average, and if you feel like the situation in some of the clips is my fault, maybe it is. It doesn't matter. This is for entertainment, so just sit back, relax and enjoy. Some of the clips contain no ...

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Peterbilt announces Red Oval program for used trucks

Peterbilt has announced a new used truck program, dubbed Red Oval, that the company says provides truck buyers certified pre-owned truck options.

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Video: Test driving Paccar’s new 11-liter engine

Paccar unveiled to the press last month its new MX-11 engine offering, and the engine was officially announced publicly Monday. Here's video of Overdrive's time with the engine, powering here a Kenworth T880.

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Joaquin roundup: Truck plows through floodwaters, update on road closures, hours exemptions issued

A video of a trucker successfully plowing through deep Joaquin floodwaters in South Carolina and links to news on hours-of-service exemptions and road closures in states hit by the storm.

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Rolling Strong launches app promoting driver health

Rolling Strong has released its mobile app that’s intended to help truck drivers stay healthier on the road.

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Video: Daimler’s road-ready autonomous truck takes on the Autobahn

Late last week, Daimler Trucks launched its autonomous vehicle control system, Highway Pilot, in Europe on a section of autobahn highway between Denkendorf and Stuttgart. Here's video of the truck on Germany's famed highway systme.

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Love’s opens new location in Hungerford, Texas

Love's Travel Stops has opened a new location along U.S. Highway 59 in Hungerford, Texas.

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