Overdrive Staff

Brake inspection blitz happening this week

| September 05, 2014

The annual Brake Safety Week inspection spree is taking place this week, Sept. 7-13. CVSA says more than 30,000 trucks and buses will be inspected.

Terry Zuber

| September 05, 2014

Nominated by Mary Zuber, wife: "I love my trucker because I have been married to this incredible man for 18 years ... "

What brand of truck are you? New quiz tells you just that

| September 04, 2014

Have you ever wondered what kind of truck you’d be if in fact you were a truck? Maybe not, but regardless, the American Independent Truckers’ Association posted this week a quiz that determines just that based ...

Navistar cuts losses, sees $250M year-over-year turnaround in third quarter

| September 03, 2014

Navistar International announced Sept. 2 a third quarter net loss of $2 million — positive news for a company that’s seen losses of hundreds of millions of dollars in recent quarters.

Trucking co. owners plead guilty to violating FMCSA shutdown order, creating ‘chameleon carrier’

| September 02, 2014

Two former trucking company owners pleaded guilty Aug. 19 to violating shutdown orders issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in a reincarnated carrier scheme conducted in 2012 and 2013.

ELD, fleet management system maker Omnitracs buying competitor XRS for $178M

| September 02, 2014

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced Sept. 2 that it has agreed to acquire XRS Corporation for $178 million.

Simple solution for ending ‘driver shortage,’ survey says: Pay drivers more

| September 02, 2014

Carriers use a wide array of tactics to find and keep drivers, but a results from a recently published survey show there’s overwhelmingly one thing fleets can do to accomplish their recruiting and retention goals: ...

Shell Rotella recognizing trucking, other industries with ‘Hardworking’ tv spots

| September 01, 2014

Shell Rotella announced last week that in honor of Labor Day, it had a new ad airing on RFD TV, the Outdoor Channel, Fox Sports 1 and Destination America. The ad is the latest in Shell's ...

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