Overdrive Staff

100-truck convoy taking over Wisconsin highway next week for Special Olympics

Dozens of law enforcement officials will be escorting more than 100 trucks along Highway 41 from Richfield, Wis., to Oshkosh, Wis., on Sept. 20 to raise money for the Special Olympics in Wisconsin and as a close to National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

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American Pie: Husband and wife team’s patriotic ’03 Volvo VNL

Owner-operator husband-and-wife team Daniel and Sarah Sauseda of Dallas haul ammunition and explosives nationwide with their 2003 Volvo VNL770.

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Truck platooning system with autonomous braking, cruise showcased at Detroit show

The system, which is based on features like adaptive cruise control and autonomous braking, was developed in a three-company partnership that includes Meritor Wabco, Peloton and Denso. It's touted by the companies as one that can save fuel economy and increase fleet efficiency.

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National ‘smart truck parking’ system in the works, will show real-time parking info

A system that will use road signs, smartphone apps, websites and in-cab messaging to allow drivers to find parking availability in real-time took a step toward nationwide deployment this week, according to the groups producing it.

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Lee Daugherty

Nominated by Michelle Daugherty, wife, and Makaylea Daugherty, daughter

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Broker charged with bribing National Guard officials for freight contracts

An Alabama-based freight broker has been charged with with two counts of bribery and two counts of fraud after investigators say he bribed two National Guard officials to steer military transport contracts to two carriers he represented.

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Bradley Koon

Nominated by Stacey Webb, wife: He's a safe driver and always helps people he encounters in need ...

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Brian Myers

Nominated by Stephanie Myers, wife: He sacrifices every day for our family ...

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Jared Crawford

Nominated by Abigail Crawford, wife: He is such a hard worker! ...

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Willliam (Rusty) Lee

Nominated by Laura Keith, employer: Rusty donated one of his loads to a driver whose wife had died.

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