Overdrive Staff

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 ...

Fitzgerald, Hogebuilt team for Pete fenders, marketing

| August 12, 2014

Fitzgerald Glider Kits announced that Hogebuilt fenders will be featured as its standard option on all of its Peterbilt 389 and 386 truck models.

Con-way ups driver pay, adds bonus

| August 12, 2014

Con-way Truckload announced it has increased its per-mile pay, increased layover pay and added a new incentive bonus, all of which goes into effect Sept. 7. Con-way says when combined, the compensation changes bring its pay ...

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 ...

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