Overdrive Staff

Owner-operator couple nominated to be Outstanding Trucker Buddies

Rusty and Shari Ann Fry, owner-operators leased to Landstar, have been nominated to become Outstanding Trucker Buddies through the Trucker Buddy program.

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Gooch Trucking’s ‘Old Blue’

Gooch Trucking’s “Old Blue” is a custom 1996 Peterbilt 379.

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Michael Kimball presents ‘Another impatient four-wheeler.’

A view from Kimball's dashcam of yet another "impatient four-wheeler passing me on the shoulder in Columbia, Mo."

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10 worst cities for traffic

California cities take three of the top 10 worst cities for truck drivers, according to navigation equipment manufacturer TomTom’s annual list of cities with the worst traffic.

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Overdrive accepting submissions for annual singing trucker contest

Back for a third year, Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search is looking for truckers who love to sing.

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DOT rule to implement new carrier rating system published, FMCSA seeking comment

FMCSA has published a proposed rule that would reform the way it rates carriers and determines their overall safety fitness to operate, and the agency is accepting public comment on the proposal for 60 days.

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Love’s opens new Valley, Neb. location

Love's Travel Stops has announced the opening of a new location in Valley, Neb., along U.S. Highway 64 and U.S. Highway 275.

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Large carrier announces pay increase for safe drivers

U.S. Xpress will increase the base mileage pay for OTR solo drivers who are accident, ticket and CSA violation free for 12 months, effective March 1.

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POLL: The future of rates and driver pay models?

Looking out over the next decades, what do you see for mileage, percentage, hourly (or salary) pay models for leased and/or company drivers, and what's the future of rates for independents look like? Choose up to three of these scenarios or suggest your own under this poll.

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Partners in Business: Understanding costs

Fixed and variable costs affect your bottom line in different ways.

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