Overdrive Staff

ATD chair: Truck dealers need to work to battle ‘over regulation’ like fuel economy, emissions standards

| January 28, 2014

Truck dealers must work with their legislators to battle over-regulation in the form of fuel economy standards and federal emissions standards, said Dick Witcher, outgoing chairman of the American Truck Dealers.

Teamsters reluctantly agree to new labor deal with YRC

| January 27, 2014

After rejecting a deal earlier this month, the Teamsters working with YRC Worldwide have agreed to a tentative employment deal, but the union says it will hold YRC's "feet to the fire" in moving forward.

International ProStar named heavy-duty Truck of the Year by ATD

| January 27, 2014

International swept Truck of the Year honors at the ATD Expo, as ProStar with the Cummins ISX15 won ATD Truck of the Year in the heavy-duty market, while the TerraStar 4x4 won medium-duty Truck of ...

Hot rod on 18 wheels: Antifreeze Green ’94 Pete 377

| January 25, 2014

Randy Morten knew he wanted a rig with character while searching for a new truck in California, and this bright 1994 Peterbilt 377 caught his eye.

No Excuses: Texas owner-op turns beat up Freightliner into rolling art

| January 25, 2014

After 35 years running long-haul, Napoleon Leiva started driving locally in Texas. So four years ago, he picked up what was at the time a beat-up ’99 Freightliner Century with 1.5 million miles to make ...

Driving veteran saves motorist from crashed utility van

| January 24, 2014

William McNamee, a company driver for Carbon Express, has been named a TCA Highway Angel for rescuing a man by pulling him out of a van that had crashed in front of him on ...

Operator avoids accident but loses one of his doubles — Could he have prevented it?

| January 24, 2014

Truck driver John Doe successfully evaded an out of control Mercedes but lost one of his doubles. His carrier said he could have prevented it, to which he contested. Could he have prevented it?

Report details cold weather break downs, operators hung up at packed Iowa 80 Truckstop

| January 23, 2014

A TV station in Moline, Ill. — 20 miles from the Iowa 80 Truckstop — reported this week on the truck owners and operators stuck at Iowa 80 due to the weather and waiting ...

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