Overdrive Staff

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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: Raise pay for drivers.

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

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 Hardworking Campaign series, which the company says celebrates the dedication of hardworking Americans. Click here to see the Labor Day spot, which Shell Rotella has posted on its Facebook page.  Below is one of the TV spots, but all of Shell's ...

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Labor Day podcast: Take a load off with the Trucker Talent Search performances

Whether you're at home or running the highways this fine Labor Day, in the podcast here you can take a tour with Overdrive's Todd Dills through performances by Trucker Talent Search emcee Tony Justice, contestants Brad James and Jennie Simpson, and the ultimate winner, Keith Sampson. The inaugural Trucker Talent Search finale was held on the Red Eye Radio stage outside the main entrance to the Great American Trucking Show floor Friday, Aug. 22, as ...

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PIB tip: Save every receipt, no matter how small

Why “tip” the taxman? Place an envelope in your truck for collecting your receipts and send them at the end of each month to your business services provider.

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Truck operator backs into on-the-move pancake patron — Could he have prevented the accident?

While making a deliver at a restaurant, truck operator John Doe backed into the car of an unsuspecting patron who was trying to leave the restaurant. Could he have prevented this accident?

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Running in the desert: Owner-op’s 2014 Kenworth T660

In his year-old ‘14 Kenworth T660, owner-operator Christopher Harrison hauls dry freight from Reno, Nev., to San Francisco and down to Los Angeles, he says.

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Boyd, Interstate raising pay

Boyd Bros. Transportation (No. 92 in the CCJ Top 250) and Interstate Distributor (No. 72 in the CCJ Top 250) both announced Aug. 28 they would be implementing pay raises for their drivers. Boyd, the Clayton, Ala.-based flatbed fleet, said its pay raise will bring its average driver pay to 54 cents a mile. It also announced a 2-cents-per-mile seasonal bonus for company drivers and a 4-cent-per-mile bonus for lease-purchase drivers. Boyd says it also recently increased ...

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