Overdrive Staff

Three truckers named Goodyear Highway Hero finalists for rescuing fellow motorists

| February 10, 2015

Goodyear announced Feb. 10 three finalists in its annual Highway Hero program: Clinton Blackburn of Morehead, Ky.; Mack Guffy of Gainesboro, Tenn.; and David Frederickson of Windermere, Fla. Here are their stories.

POLL: Percentage, mileage, hourly — what’s the ideal pay package?

| February 09, 2015

Assuming an hourly rate for detention, what pay scheme do you view as most preferable: pay-per-mile, percentage or hourly packages?

OOIDA: Small biz regulatory bill good for owner-operators, small fleets

| February 09, 2015

A bill making its way through Congress currently — most recently clearing the U.S. House — is being lauded by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association as a win for owner-operators and other small trucking companies.

Volvo offering financing discount to military vets

| February 09, 2015

Veterans who have been honorably discharged within the past 24 months can get a half-percent discount off approved finance rates for new highway or vocational units.

Labor news: West Coast ports near shutdown, Teamsters withdraw Con-way vote

| February 09, 2015

Labor disputes continue to plague West Coast ports, and according to the Pacific Maritime Association, 29 ports on the country’s Pacific edge could shut down within days unless a deal is struck between them and ...

Overdrive up for two Jesse H. Neal awards

| February 09, 2015

Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills is once again a finalist in the Jesse H. Neal editorial awards program, this year in two categories: Best Subject-Related Series of Articles and Best Range of Work.

Two KWs play role of LTL workhorses

| February 06, 2015

Jim Schwehr runs his two new 2015 Kenworth T680 mostly stock, but he did have the graphics added. The Hamilton, Montana, resident pulls dry vans LTL freight, he says.

TCA chair: E-log mandate to push owner-ops from trucking, drivers should be making minimum $65k

| February 05, 2015

The looming federal rule to require truck operators to use electronic logging devices will cause “a huge exodus” of owner-operators, says TCA Chairman Shepard Dunn. Also, fleets should pay drivers no less than $65,000 a ...

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