Overdrive Staff

TMC news roundup: Cummins and Eaton further partnership, Michelin introduces tire monitoring program and more

| February 23, 2015

The 2015 Technology and Maintenance Council was held last week in Nashville, Tenn., where industry manufacturers like Cummins, Michelin, Meritor, Dana and others made announcements about new products or services.

FMCSA shuts down another small carrier following investigation revealing widespread violations

| February 20, 2015

A small Colorado-based fleet has become the latest to be shut down by federal regulators, following a compliance investigation that revealed disregard for key safety regulations, FMCSA announced this week.

DumpTruckLoads.com board launches

| February 20, 2015

A new construction industry start-up from Pennsylvania has launched a dump-truck-specific load board as an online service, accessible from both desktop and mobile browsers, that enables members to find trucks or loads. Dump truck owners can receive real-time ...

As labor negotiations at West Coast ports stall, Teamsters say they’ll support truckers in work stoppage

| February 20, 2015

Labor negotiations between dockworkers and port company managers have hit another snag in their ongoing — and now nearly six-month-long — labor negotiations, and the struggle between the two parties to strike an agreement could ...

Permanent hours-of-service fix, minimum driver age, highway funding top ATA agenda for 2015

| February 18, 2015

In addition to a more long-term hours-of-service fix, Osiecki says ATA will promote increasing fuel taxes to boost highway funding, building a national freight plan, lowering the legal age to obtain a CDL and dealing ...

ACT offering holiday pay, free family rides, layover pay

| February 18, 2015

American Central Transport company drivers now receive $100-per-day holiday pay while they are at home for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. If a company driver is driving on ...

Drivewyze available at Florida ag inspection sites

| February 18, 2015

Drivewyze announced that eligible commercial carriers now can use its PreClear bypass service to bypass 22 agricultural inspection stations in Florida, in addition to 440 weigh stations and inspection sites in 33 states across the ...

Southeastern opens four new Sun Belt service centers

| February 18, 2015

Southeastern Freight Lines expanded its services across the Sun Belt region, opening four new service centers with a total of 134 dock doors throughout Kentucky and Cincinnati. The Lexington, S.C.-based less-than-truckload company said the new Cincinnati ...

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