Overdrive Staff

TCA opens nominations for annual Best Fleets to Drive For

Truckers themselves must nominate carriers for the contest, TCA says, and once a company accepts and agrees to participate, CarriersEdge will reach out for more details with an electronic survey and a telephone interview.

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Military vets using GI Bill can now earn extra income at CRST

CRST has been approved by the Department of Labor and the Veteran’s Administration to participate in the Veteran Apprenticeship Program

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Josh and Katie Roberts’ 2014 Peterbilt 389 glider

Nicknamed the "Green Monster," the truck is powered by a 550-horsepower Detroit, a 13-speed and 3:42 rears.

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Truck drivers to be honored Sept. 11-17

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, spearheaded annually by the American Trucking Associations, will be held Sept. 11-17.

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Heidi Bowlby’s 2005 Volvo VNL 780

The truck was spray-painted by hand and clear-coated, and is used to haul general dry van freight.

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E-log announced by Isotrak

Isotrak has announced the release of its new hours-of-service compliance app, which the company says has an intuitive and easy-to-use interface for drivers. Correction: The e-log is not listed among FMCSA's certified and registered ELDs.

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POLL: Tire balancing — do you do it?

Do you utilize one of the several methods out there for balancing tires on your truck? Weigh in here on traditional spin balancing, drop-in products and hub-mount systems.

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Slow freight causes driver turnover rate to tumble at large fleets

The annualized driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets fell to its lowest point since early 2011 in the second quarter of this year, according to the American Trucking Associations.

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Guilty By Association Truck Show coming to Joplin this month

The Chrome Shop Mafia is expecting more than 500 working show trucks during the event. Trucks can begin rolling in Thursday, Sept. 22 for the Friday and Saturday show.

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Partners in Business tip: Save every receipt, no matter how small

Why “tip” the taxman? Place an envelope in your truck for collecting your receipts and send them at the end of each month to your business services provider, who can then provide you with a monthly profit and loss statement as well as accurate quarterly tax estimates.

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