Overdrive Staff

Drivewyze, ALK combine mapping and bypass tech for app

| August 15, 2014

Drivewyze and ALK Technologies announced this week a collaboration in which it is integrating key functions of the two individual services into one app, called CoPilot Truck, available on both iOS and Android platforms.

Continual improvement: Custom ’94 Kenworth

| August 15, 2014

Ken Zeran, an owner-operator leased to STI, thought he wanted a new truck, but soon found that newer isn’t always better.

Transport America upping driver pay

| August 13, 2014

Transport America has announced it is increasing pay for both current and new drivers. The pay increase is for drivers in solo, team, regional and owner-operator divisions, TA says. It goes into effect Sept. 1. The carrier ...

Fuel card provider Comdata bought for $3.45B

| August 13, 2014

Fleet, virtual card and gift card payment system service Comdata has been sold to FleetCor Technologies from Ceridian LLC for $3.45 billion. The deal is expected to close in December.

Volvo: 2016 models see fuel efficiency boost from aero, powertrain changes

| August 13, 2014

Volvo Trucks says its 2016 VN series of on-highway tractors has better aerodynamics and a more sophisticated powertrain than current models, both of which it says will push the company’s next line of trucks to ...

Driver awarded $115k, reinstatement in refusal to drive case

| August 13, 2014

An truck driver has been awarded $115,000 in back wages and been reinstated at her former job after the Department of Labor deemed she was wrongfully terminated for refusing to drive.

Carrier Transicold unveils remote control panel for reefer units

| August 12, 2014

Carrier Transicold says its new APX remote panels add convenience and efficiency for refrigerated transport operations by placing trailer refrigeration controls in locations more easily accessible to operators.

U.S Xpress raising driver pay

| August 12, 2014

U.S. Xpress says it is increasing its base mileage pay for over-the-road, non-dedicated drivers by an average of 13 percent. Its pay increase goes into effect Aug. 25. The carrier says its pay increases is designed ...

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