Overdrive Staff

55 drivers nominated for 2014 Trucking’s Top Rookie contest

| July 16, 2014

A record 55 nominations were received this year for the Mike O'Connell Memorial Trucking's Top Rookie award. Here are the nominees and the prizes up for grabs.

Equipment roundup: Volvo telematics system, reduced-emissions Cummins, Navistar engine update

| July 16, 2014

A roundup of equipment news in the week: Volvo Trucks announced a partnership with Telogis, Cummins introduced a reduced-emissions medium-duty engine and Navistar began shipping SCR-equipped medium-duty trucks.

Minty tough: Owner-op, custom Pete brave tough times together

| July 15, 2014

Chris VanPelt and his 2007 Peterbilt 379 have been through some tough times together, including a divorce and two bankruptcies. But he and the rig have pulled out some good times of late riding the ...

Truckers end strike at LA ports, agree to return to work

| July 14, 2014

Port truckers that began striking July 7 at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach voted unanimously to agree to a "cooling off" period July 12 and will return to their regular shifts, according ...

Custom built: Independent’s drill hauling Pete

| July 11, 2014

Independent owner-operator Randy Green of Lufkin, Texas, has his own company, A Team Heavy Haul, hauling mostly drilling rigs with his custom-built Peterbilt.

Plenty of truck parking: Debunking rumors about GATS parking availability

| July 11, 2014

The Great American Trucking Show kicks off next month in Dallas, and there will be plenty of free truck parking available for attendees, says show producer Randall-Reilly, despite some rumors.

Trucking revolution: Industry to see drastic changes in coming years from tech advancementsImage Gallery

| July 10, 2014

big, revolutionary changes are coming to the industry — and likely within the next decade — says OD Equipment Editor Jack Roberts, based on the technology he's seen on a two-week tour of European ...

Video log: Remote-controlled tractor-trailers, ZF’s new automated transmission

| July 09, 2014

Transmission maker ZF unveiled a new automated transmission and a new system that allows drivers to operate their truck from outside of the cab using a tablet computer. Here's OD Equipment Editor Jack Roberts' footage ...

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