Overdrive Staff

Peterbilt offers rollover protection as 579, 567 option

Peterbilt’s flagship on-highway Model 579 and vocational Model 567 now offers RollTek’s safety protection system integrated with the company’s Atlas II driver seats. A sensor located under the seat is engineered for continuous monitoring of the vehicle’s angular position and activates when it detects an imminent rollover, deploying side-roll airbags, tightening the safety belt and lowering the seat. The Atlas II seat with the RollTek system is a factory-installed option fully integrated with the truck’s electrical and ...

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Eric Laitinen’s 2000 Peterbilt 379

Eric Laitinen, based out of Cowley, Alberta, Canada, runs Canada to the United States with this 2000 Peterbilt 379.

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Nominations for Goodyear’s Highway Hero Award close Sunday

Nominations will be accepted here through Nov. 29. The award was established in 1983 to honor truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

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Happy Thanksgiving, drivers!

A message of thanks from the editors at Overdrive for you. What are you thankful for this year, drivers? Here's hoping for a great day, whether you're on the road or off with family and friends.

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Love’s opens new Albuquerque location with CNG service

Love’s has opened a new travel stop recently on I-40 in Albuquerque, and it’s the latest to offer compressed natural gas service.

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25th anniversary Truckers’ Choice champion: Jon Eilen’s 2010 Peterbilt 389 and Macsimizer trailer

Wisconsin-based owner-operator Jon Eilen and his 2010 Peterbilt 389 and matching Macsimizer trailer won Overdrive's special edition 25th Anniversary Truckers' Choice contest

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Frank Burgwin’s 2015 Peterbilt 389

This 2015 Peterbilt 389 is owned by Frank Burgwin out of Mesa, Ariz.

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Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Convoy looking for 500 trucks for 2016

The annual Mother’s Day Truck Convoy For Wishes is looking for 500 trucks for its 2016 event.

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Daimler Trucks announces two new medium-duty engines

Daimler Trucks recently introduced its new DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines, which will be manufactured at the Detroit brand headquarters and manufacturing facility in Redford, Mich.

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Partners in Business: Owner-operator deductions

As an owner-operator, you are self-employed, so any expense related to operating your business is tax-deductible.

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