Overdrive Staff

Honeywell’s ‘Connected’ tech for drivers, fleets, shippers

Honeywell's Connected Driver Solution offers a new platform to "replace paper and disjointed systems with one integrated system," the company says, "built to simplify the driver's job."

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North Carolina truck stop to get IdleAir electrification stations

Duke Energy says the $300,000 project will provide electricity, along with heating or cooling for drivers, during overnight stays at Big Boy's Truck Stop in Kenly, N.C. There will also be four plugs to provide standby power for reefer units to avoid using diesel compressors.

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Love’s opens new stores in Washington state, Texas

Love's Travel Stops has opened its fifth location in Washington state and its 62nd in Texas with new stores in Prosser, Wash., and Paris, Texas.

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Volvo, Mack unveil new ‘Ride for Freedom’ trucks

Volvo's VNR 640 decked out with a patriotic paint scheme honoring all branches of the U.S. military and Mack's custom Jack Mack were unveiled for the annual Ride for Freedom in Washington, D.C.

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Dashcam: Manhole cover wipes out passing motorist

From Russia: Driver pays the price for hitting a manhole cover at the wrong time.

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Trucking groups take issue with Trump’s proposal for highway privatization

Trucking groups regarding Trump's budget: Tolls aren't the answer to highway funding shortfall.

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Larry Olevnik’s 2006 Peterbilt 379

The Pete averages 156,000 miles per year and is owned by Raymond Brown out of Thonotosassa, Fla.

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Missing in action: ELDs’ impact on rates

Hoards of industry analysts and economists in recent years predicted ELDs would strip industry capacity and, thus, spur a rate boost while the market adjusted to the new normal. Some are starting to rethink that premise, however.

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AAA projects most Memorial Day travelers since 2005

Of the 39.3 million expected travelers, AAA says 34.6 million of them (88.1 percent) will be on the nation’s roads, despite a two-year high in gas prices.

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Daseke awarding truckers with company stock

The company will award approximately 2,100 drivers and 800 other employees who are employed by Daseke companies and who were with a Daseke company in 2016 with the stock grants.

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