Overdrive Staff

Researchers looking for input on trucking’s top issues

| August 11, 2014

ATRI posted its 2014 Top Industry Issues Survey Aug. 11, and it is asking carriers and other trucking industry stakeholders to rank their top issues of concern for the industry, along with the strategies for ...

POLL: 65 mph national speed limit — would you support?

| August 11, 2014

With some industry organizations issuing a call for a national speed limit for all vehicles at 65 mph, with attendant governing of trucks at speed slightly higher, tell us what you think via this poll. ...

FMCSA suspends authority of carrier for not releasing safety records

| August 08, 2014

FMCSA says it has suspended the authority of Espinal Trucking, based in Michigan City, for not cooperating with an investigation into its compliance history following a crash in July.

Mercury whacks rig’s fender in intersection — Could trucker have prevented it?

| August 08, 2014

Truck operator John Doe hit the brakes and swerved to avoid a car cutting in front of him, but the collision damaged his right front fender. Could he have prevented the accident?

Cummins N.Y. plant celebrates 40 years

| August 08, 2014

Cummins celebrates the 40th anniversary of its Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP) in Jamestown, N.Y. Typically, more than 400 engines are built per day at JEP, and the plant produced its 1.5 millionth heavy-duty engine in the ...

PIB tip: Shorter loan, less costly truck

| August 08, 2014

The ideal loan term for a three-year depreciable asset like a heavy-duty truck is three or four years. Here's why.

Semper Fi Services: ’96 International

| August 08, 2014

Retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Danny Jones took up trucking full time in March after retiring from the military, and he makes nationwide runs in his 1996 International 9600 hauling cars.

Peterbilt adds Alcoa Ultra Wheels as Class 8 spec

| August 07, 2014

New Alcoa Ultra aluminum wheels manufactured from a MagnaForce alloy that provides additional strength and lower weight are now available as a factory-installed option for all Peterbilt heavy-duty trucks.

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