Overdrive Staff

Overdrive’s Todd Dills wins prominent business journalism honors

Overdrive and Senior Editor Todd Dills have won two prestigious Jesse H. Neal Awards for business journalism excellence, issued annually by Connectiv (formerly known as American Business Media). Also, Dills was selected as Connectiv’s 2017 McAllister Editorial Fellow

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Stephanie Roberts

Stephanie Roberts

Stephanie Roberts believes in treating everyone she meets with great courtesy, care and compassion. That’s because, before she entered the trucking business, she was in customer service for 20 years. She worked in the Las Vegas restaurant and bar business and figured it was time to make a career change that didn’t include dealing with drunks. She had no idea how to drive a truck but went to truck driving school and took to it ...

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Annual Roadcheck inspection blitz two months out

The annual inspection spree is set for June 6-8. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will focus on cargo securement during the event this year.

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Trucking rap sheet: Fleet owner sentenced for embezzling union funds, carrier charged for HOS violations

Activity in three trucking-related criminal cases involving defrauding union benefit funds from employees, various regulations violations and false certification of cargo tanks was recently announced by the Department of Transportation.

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Video: Dean Jay’s ‘Cream Puff’

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Tamera Sturgis

Tamera Sturgis of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, loves how she doesn’t fit the truck driver stereotype. “Unless people see me driving, they think I’m lying about it. I like the idea of breaking stereotypes and take any opportunity to be an advocate for the industry,” she says. Sturgis, who has 23 years of trucking experience, drives team with her husband, Todd, and has been promoting the beautiful side of trucking for her whole career; now she's a finalist in ...

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Vladimirs Putjatins’ 2017 Freightliner Coronado glider

Putjatins, owner of Lawrenceville, Ga.-based Vimana Logistics, added a 20,000-pound steerable pusher axle with Minimizer fenders for all three rear axles.

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Bandit racing series kicks off in N.C. with sold-out crowd

More than 8,000 fans turned out to sell out the inaugural Bandit Big Rig Series race at Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, N.C., last weekend to watch racer Robbie Decker take the checkered flag.

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Boss Truck Shops opens new Missouri location

The new shop offers four service bays, a new alignment machine capable of performing 3-axle alignments, a JPRO diagnostics system and other repair services.

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Adoption of driver-facing cameras, dashcams gaining steam

Fleets increasingly are opting for two-camera systems -- one facing the road, and the other facing the driver.

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