Overdrive Staff

Board that sets carrier registration fees set to meet later this month

The Board is currently under scrutiny after a recently filed lawsuit claims the UCR Board met to decide fee changes without a public notice, as required by federal law.

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Portion of I-95 in Rhode Island set to close this weekend

All northbound traffic will have to take exit 4 to Route 3 North. Trucks will get back onto I-95 using the exit 5/Route 102 interchange in West Greenwich.

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Wayne Skoglund’s 2013 Peterbilt 389

Skoglund, out of Caldwell, Idaho, makes two trips each week hauling dairy feed to California with his 2015 Western belt trailer.

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Operation Safe Driver Week enforcement blitz begins Sunday

The annual enforcement blitz is scheduled for the week of Oct. 15-21. Officers will be looking for speeding, distracted driving, texting and driving, seatbelt usage, following too closely, improper lane changes, failure to obey traffic safety devices and more. 

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Portions of I-10, I-19 in Arizona, I-15 in Vegas closed this weekend

I-10 West at 59th Avenue west of Phoenix will close between 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, and 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. I-15 North in North Las Vegas will close at the exit to the 215 Northern Beltway from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, through Tuesday, Oct. 17.

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Trucking rap sheet: Trucker leads police on chase, med examiner sentenced for fraud

A trucker led police on a two-state chase, an Atlanta doctor was sentenced for falsifying DOT medical exams, a South Georgia nurse pleaded guilty to falsifying medical exams and a Canadian fleet was ordered to pay $350,000 in back wages to temporary foreign workers.

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Specially wrapped Kenworth T680 to haul Capitol Christmas tree from Montana to D.C.

Billings, Montana-based Whitewood Transport will haul this year's U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on a more than 2,000 mile trek from the he Kootenai National Forest to Washington D.C.

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Partners in Business tip: Remember the warranty during truck loan negotiations

When you are negotiating for a truck loan, make sure your dealership is able to service your truck and that warranty work and downtime will have the least possible effect on your driving time and miles. Get warranty agreements in writing and make sure you understand them.

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Video: A Route 66 tribute

'96 379 hauls heavy vehicles

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FMCSA to hold two hours-of-service Q&A webinars this month

The sessions are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to noon Eastern time, and Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 3-4 p.m. Eastern. Pre-registration is required.

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