Overdrive Staff

Chevy pickup turns corner, slams truck’s trailer — Could trucker have prevented it?

| November 12, 2013

Truck driver John Doe was waiting to be unloaded when a pickup roared around the corner of the restaurant and smashed into his trailer’s ICC bar. Was this a preventable accident?

Cast your ballot: Voting for Overdrive’s Most Loved Pet contest begins

| November 12, 2013

Voting for the Overdrive's Most Loved Pet contest began Monday, Nov. 4, and will run until Nov. 30. More than 160 pets were entered into the contest, including dogs, cats, macaws, a rabbit, a capuchin ...

Mega-carriers combine: Gordon Trucking acquired by Heartland Express

| November 12, 2013

One of the country's largest carriers, Heartland Express, has acquired 100 percent of the stock of another major carrier, Gordon Trucking, in a transaction valued at around $300 million.

Hours: ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’Podcast

| November 11, 2013

In this special-feature Voices podcast, readers weigh in on the bill that would put a moratorium on the restart changes, and other issues surrounding the hours of service. Leave a message at 530-40-VOICE to weigh ...

Pick a carrier who invests in you

| November 11, 2013

Make sure you get a carrier that is interested in you for the long haul; one you can make money with and that treats you well. Darrell Titus | Owner-operator, TNT2 Trucking Co.

Check the CSA report

| November 11, 2013

Check the CSA report for one thing. If it's bad go to your next pick.

Do extensive research

| November 11, 2013

The best advice I could give is to research as many carriers as you can and talk to drivers from those companies and when you decide on a carrier, stick with that one company instead ...

Trucking industry adds 400 jobs in October as economy gains 200k

| November 08, 2013

Four-hundred new payroll jobs were added in the trucking industry in the month of October, according to preliminary numbers released Nov. 7 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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