Overdrive Staff

Veterans Day: A roundup of trucking industry salutes, happenings

| November 11, 2014

As noted in another Veterans Day post on Overdrive — Patriotism and trucking go hand in hand. And as noted in a story on Overdrive sister site Truckers News, more than 20 million people who served ...

Former FMCSA head details status of e-log mandate, speed limiters, Safety Fitness

| November 11, 2014

Former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Annette Sandberg offered her take on the timeline for upcoming trucking rulemakings — mandates for speed limiters and electronic logging devices, establishing the drug and alcohol clearinghouse, implementing ...

Military vet: ‘Patriotism and trucking go hand in hand’

| November 11, 2014

Owner-operator Rob Ahlers is starting a trucking company with two fellow veterans. He submitted a tattoo to Overdrive's Show Us Your Ink, the text of which translates to "I am not led, I lead."

Conspirator in FMCSA shutdown order violation case sentenced to probation

| November 10, 2014

A Georgia man has been sentenced to a year of probation for conspiring to violate imminent hazard out-of-service orders (shutdown orders, essentially) issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Trucking leads the way in Capitol Christmas tree’s trek to D.C.

| November 10, 2014

The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree began its annual trip to Washington, D.C., Oct. 30, when a 75-foot white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota was harvested and loaded onto the back of a ...

Cat Scale app available for iPhone, iPad

| November 07, 2014

Cat Scale Co. announced that its Weigh My Truck application now is available for iPhone and iPad. The app is designed to allow drivers to weigh their truck, pay for the transaction via PayPal and ...

Attitude the key to roadside inspections, says CVSA head, who pushes inspections’ effectiveness

| November 06, 2014

Clean roadside inspections and overall safety success depend on good company culture, says CVSA head Stephen Keppler. The average amount of downtime for a truck placed out of service in a roadside inspection is 8.5 ...

TW Transport boosts driver pay

| November 06, 2014

TW Transport of Spokane, Wash., increased pay for solo drivers to 40 cents per mile and team drivers to 50 cents per mile. These changes come in addition to a $1,500 sign-on bonus for solo ...

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