Overdrive Staff

Goodyear names Highway Hero finalists

| February 12, 2014

Four finalists have been named for Goodyear's annual Highway Hero Award, with stories ranging from rescuing a young boy from a fiery car, pulling a man to safety from a fiery crash and over-the-cliff truck ...

Falsifying logs, violating FMCSA shutdowns, hauling hazmat illegally: Trucking crime roundup

| February 11, 2014

Federal courts have taken action in recent weeks against several violators in the trucking industry, including cases of hauling explosives illegally and recklessly, evading shut down orders and falsifying logs.

‘Deadliest Catch’ star Edgar Hansen, country stars Sara Evans, Craig Morgan highlight Red Eye Radio booth at MATS

| February 10, 2014

Red Eye Radio's lobby booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show next month will have on hand Edgar Hansen, one of the stars of the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" show, along with country stars Sara Evans ...

FMCSA shuts down an owner-operator, company driver for intoxication, other violations

| February 07, 2014

FMCSA announced Feb. 7 it had issued imminent hazard out-of-service order to a Tennessee-based owner-operator and a Florida-based truck driver for issues related to being intoxicated while driving.

Employment report: For-hire trucking gains 3,200 jobs in January

| February 07, 2014

The trucking industry added 3,200 jobs in January, according to preliminary numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, following up a month of low job growth in December, when the for-hire industry added just 100 ...

Public ignorant to costs added to goods by trucking regulations: Part 3 of OD spot on Road DogPodcast

| February 06, 2014

Overdrive Executive Editor Jack Roberts said in a radio appearance the public doesn't realize the burden it bears in paying for goods with prices elevated by regulations placed on the trucking industry. Listen to the ...

Striped work horse: Arkansas owner-op’s 2006 Pete 379

| February 06, 2014

When owner-operator Hughes Morin purchased his 2006 379 Peterbilt, the truck was solid red, so he created a silver and red striped paint scheme to make the truck his own.

20 Best Fleets to Drive For based on pay, benefits, career path named by TCA

| February 05, 2014

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge announced their annual list of the 20 Best Fleets to Drive For. Here's the list.

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