Overdrive Staff

Tesla’s electric big rig will also be autonomous, reports indicate

Reports indicate Tesla's electric big rig, slated for reveal in September, will autonomous capabilities. The company is said to have met with California officials this week to discuss testing its autonomous electric trucks on the state's roadways.

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5K at GATS to raise money for St. Christopher’s fund

Discounted registration is available before the event for $30, as well as on-site registration, with all the proceeds going to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund.

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Apex Capital Corp giving away $1,500 in cash at GATS

If you're looking to win easy money, wear an Apex Capital Corp shirt during the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Aug. 24-26.

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Cargo theft volume falls, but value increases

The firm recorded 126 cargo thefts in the United States during the second quarter, which is a 10 percent decrease from the first quarter. The $140,162 average loss value of those thefts was a 12 percent increase when compared to the first quarter of the year.

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Get owner-operator tips during Partners in Business seminars at GATS

Seminar attendance will also include a free PIB manual, a $20 value that includes a variety of practical financial tips, tax and equipment management strategies and more.

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Barry Moore presents ‘Near miss’

Watch: A view from the dashcam of trucker Barry Moore, who says he was on "Ohio 13 just north of Mansfield" when a "passenger van loaded with 6 or 7 people passed me on curve, almost colliding with an oncoming car." ...

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Partners in Business tip: Define your business

Before buying or leasing a truck, spend time researching what type of freight you want to haul.

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Nearly 2,000 trucks sidelined during Roadcheck inspection blitz in Texas

In total, the Texas Department of Public Safety inspected 8,182 commercial vehicles during the blitz, placing 1,938 of those (or 23.6 percent) out-of-service.

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Justin Williamson’s 1993 Kenworth T600

Williamson, out of Geraldine, Mont., mostly pulls hoppers hauling wheat, fertilizer, cow feed and more, as well as cow feed in a van.

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The Contenders: Top show trucks compete for top billing in premier Pride & Polish event this month

Some of the hottest rigs on the continent will be on display later this month at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, with custom bobtails and combos squaring off for top billing in the Overdrive’s Pride & Polish contest, the country’s premier show truck event.

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