Overdrive Staff

Video: Award-winning ’88 Pete sports racing green stripes, chrome, 312-in. wheelbase

| May 05, 2014

Joel Dawes, owner and operator of the small reefer fleet Dawes Contractor Carriers out of Waterford, Wis., has been toting this 1988 Peterbilt 379 around the show circuit the last two seasons.

Driver helps unconscious motorist, uses truck to prevent crash

| May 02, 2014

Marysville, Wash., driver Robert Tyler has been named the latest TCA Highway Angel for his efforts in assisting a motorist who had become incapacitated while stuck in traffic and blocking the car to prevent it ...

Lane-changing Buick nails trailer’s rear — Could trucker have prevented it?

| May 02, 2014

Truck operator John Doe was unable to keep his truck from being struck by a car that cut into his lane without warning. Was this a preventable accident?

Mack previews waste-haul cabover

| May 02, 2014

At the WasteExpo show, which ended May 1 in Atlanta, Mack Trucks previewed the new LR series of low-entry cabover refuse trucks.

PIB tip: Open a separate checking account for your business

| May 01, 2014

If you are the sole owner of the business, open an additional personal account and save yourself the extra fees associated with business accounts. Deposit your settlement checks in this account and pay yourself for ...

Video log: Walk-around of Volvo’s VNX heavy haul tractor

| May 01, 2014

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts is in Asheville, N.C., this week to test drive the Volvo VNX. While there, he grabbed Volvo’s Jason Spence to do a few walk-around videos of the truck and to ...

Traffic added $9.2 billion to trucking industry costs in 2013

| May 01, 2014

Trucking lost $9.209 billion to traffic congestion in 2013, according to a recent report from the American Transportation Research Institute, who says the industry in aggregate was delayed 141 million hours in the year.

Driver helps trooper subdue wanted criminal at rest area

| April 29, 2014

Oklahoma-based driver Harry Welker has been named the latest TCA Highway Angel for his efforts in helping subdue a belligerent man who was in a fight with a Kansas state trooper.

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