Overdrive Staff

Minty tough: Owner-op, custom Pete brave tough times together

| July 15, 2014

Chris VanPelt and his 2007 Peterbilt 379 have been through some tough times together, including a divorce and two bankruptcies. But he and the rig have pulled out some good times of late riding the ...

Truckers end strike at LA ports, agree to return to work

| July 14, 2014

Port truckers that began striking July 7 at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach voted unanimously to agree to a "cooling off" period July 12 and will return to their regular shifts, according ...

Custom built: Independent’s drill hauling Pete

| July 11, 2014

Independent owner-operator Randy Green of Lufkin, Texas, has his own company, A Team Heavy Haul, hauling mostly drilling rigs with his custom-built Peterbilt.

Plenty of truck parking: Debunking rumors about GATS parking availability

| July 11, 2014

The Great American Trucking Show kicks off next month in Dallas, and there will be plenty of free truck parking available for attendees, says show producer Randall-Reilly, despite some rumors.

Trucking revolution: Industry to see drastic changes in coming years from tech advancementsImage Gallery

| July 10, 2014

big, revolutionary changes are coming to the industry — and likely within the next decade — says OD Equipment Editor Jack Roberts, based on the technology he's seen on a two-week tour of European ...

Video log: Remote-controlled tractor-trailers, ZF’s new automated transmission

| July 09, 2014

Transmission maker ZF unveiled a new automated transmission and a new system that allows drivers to operate their truck from outside of the cab using a tablet computer. Here's OD Equipment Editor Jack Roberts' footage ...

Agency extends CDL skills test waiver for former military members

| July 09, 2014

Former military members who operated commercial-type vehicles in the service can now obtain their commercial driver's license in any state without having to take a skills test within the first year of their separation from ...

PrePass: 475k trucks using service

| July 08, 2014

PrePass weigh station bypass service announced July 8 that its participation in May reached 475,000, a record-high for the company.  PrePass has 304 opreation sites in 31 states and is the largest truck safety pre-clearance system ...

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