Overdrive Staff

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 ...

Mark Lampert retiring from Daimler

| January 23, 2014

Daimler Trucks North America announced that Mark Lampert, senior vice president of sales and marketing, will retire March 31, 2014.

Trucking — the country’s easiest regulatory target?

| January 22, 2014

Is trucking the easiest industry for regulators to pick on? Could be, writes OD Executive Editor Jack Roberts, who says politicians play to the public's fear of trucks to gain support from voters.

Shipping Wars’ Roy Garber dies at 49 of heart attack

| January 21, 2014

One of the stars of A&E's Shipping Wars, Roy Garber, died Jan. 18 of a heart attack. He was 49.

A fine ’99: Freightliner hauls equipment for ‘American Idol’, ESPN

| January 18, 2014

Owner-operator Matt Purtee of Omah, Wis., says his 1999 Freightliner Classic has driven 1.8 million miles and still is going strong.

DOT’s Foxx: As roads, infrastructure continue to worsen, Congress must act

| January 16, 2014

The U.S. needs to stand up and face a looming "infrastructure deficit" by passing a long-term highway funding bill, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said this week, touting various proposals for bolstering funding and increasing ...

Kenworth, Peterbilt models at World of Concrete

| January 16, 2014

Peterbilt will show its new all-purpose vocational Model 567, Kenworth its T880 with mixer body (recently in full production), at the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas January 21-24.

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