Overdrive Staff

Industry stakeholders tell Congress size and weight increase good for economy, efficiency

| February 28, 2014

Upping the size and weight limits for trucks on U.S. roads would reduce traffic, help road conditions and help the trucking industry absorb growth in the next few decades, said representatives of fleets, manufacturing and ...

President unveils $302 billion highway funding plan, presses Congress to act

| February 27, 2014

President Barack Obama laid out Wednesday a four-year, $302 billion highway funding plan proposal, calling on Congress to enact tax reform as a means of finding money to fund the Highway Trust fund and increase ...

’70s fever: 1977 KW catches lots of highway attention

| February 26, 2014

Owner-operator Rick Sousa of Portsmouth, R.I., hauls general commodities with his 1977 Kenworth W900A and says the paint job is popular with passers-by.

House bill would extend hours of service waivers for fuel haulers to end of May

| February 26, 2014

A bill introduced in the House this week would if passed extend the exemptions to hours of service rules for propane and home heating fuel haulers to May 31, essentially taking measures beyond what the ...

Operator flags down fellow trucker, helps him put out trailer fire

| February 21, 2014

David Flaherty, a driver for ABF Freight Systems in Forth Smith, Ark., has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for his efforts in aiding a fellow truck driver after his rig ...

Navistar consolidating manufacturing plants for mid-range engines

| February 21, 2014

Navistar says it will save $22 million each year by consolidating production of its mid-range engines, shifting some production from Huntsville, Ala., to Melrose Park, Ill.

Driver slams tree in the road in heavy snow — Could trucker have prevented it?

| February 14, 2014

Truck driver John Doe was caught in a bad blizzard on a dark road in the middle of South Dakota when he suddenly came up on a fallen tree in the road. He couldn't stop ...

Support rallying for increase in fuel taxes to fund roads

| February 14, 2014

More voices in support of raising fuel taxes as a means to fund the nation's attention-starved highways came this week at a Senate committee held to discuss creation of the next highway reauthorization bill.

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