Overdrive Staff

Report: Higher driver pay, more expensive equipment drive up trucking costs

| September 24, 2014

The average cost per mile for fleets rose 5 cents a mile in 2013 to $1.68. Retention and recruiting efforts by fleets to mitigate a perceived driver shortage, including wage increases for drivers, are what ...

Navistar makes Tremec 10-speed transmission available for International ProStar

| September 24, 2014

Navistar announced this week it will offer the Tremec 10-speed manual transmission in its International ProStar models equipped with the company’s 13-liter engine.

Peterbilt equipping 579, 567 models with anti-theft system

| September 24, 2014

Peterbilt announced Sept. 23 it is offering a new anti-theft system for its Models 579 and 567 equipped with the Paccar MX-13.

Video: Checking out, test driving Western Star’s new 5700 XE

| September 23, 2014

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts was on hand in Las Vegas earlier this month when Western Star unveiled its new 5700 XE tractor, designed for aerodynamic fuel savings and driver comfort. In this video, ...

Goodyear looking for Highway Hero nominees

| September 23, 2014

Goodyear announced this week that it is accepting nominations for its 32nd North American Highway Hero Award until Nov. 29.

FMCSA-approved med examiners coming to truck stops nationwide, group announces

| September 23, 2014

The newly formed Truck Stop Health Care announced Sept. 23 it will be placing certified medical examiners in truck stops in every U.S. state. TSHC says the move will help drivers more easily access DOT-certified ...

Is this the truck of the future?

| September 23, 2014

Daimler pulled the curtain back Sept. 23 on what it’s dubbed the Future Truck 2025: A revolutionary cabover that blends technology, aerodynamics and design in a way unlike any truck has done before.

DOT takes action against driver who falsified employment app, carrier in fraud scheme

| September 22, 2014

A representative for a carrier who defrauded customers has been sentenced, while a truck driver who previously was charged with homicide after a fatal crash has been sentenced for making false statements on a driver ...

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