Overdrive Staff

ELD rule public comments mixed, with renewed focus on hours rule

| April 04, 2014

Among others, Mark Olsen of Clinton, Utah, echoed the overall mixed nature of the comments all told. However, he rejoined arguments in favor of the need for ELDs with a message heard increasingly -- that ...

Wright On: Limestone hauling ’96 Pete 379

| April 04, 2014

Bright Wright, a 23-year-old owner-operator of Montrose, Colo., hauls limestone to coal mines with his ’96 Pete 379. He bought the truck when he was just 19.

Something big brewing at Cummins?

| April 04, 2014

OD Equipment Editor Jack Roberts hits the road early next week to visit Cummins' headquarters in Columbus, Ind.  While the trip is not inherently out of the ordinary, he writes in a blog post on OD sister site CCJ, ...

FMCSA invalidating med cards issued by Georgia doc, drivers must be reexamined

| April 03, 2014

CDL holders who received medical certification from Dr. Paul Besdansky in Garden City, Ga., must be reexamined and certified by another medical examiner, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced.

OOIDA pushing driver training, FMCSA reform for highway bill items

| April 03, 2014

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced this week the two main items it is pushing Congress to include in its next highway bill: Bolstering training for new drivers and reforming the federal trucking regulatory process. ...

N.D. driver rescues elderly man after icy wreck

| April 02, 2014

James Mozey of Niagra, N.D., has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association after he rescued an elderly man who was pinned in his pickup truck after a crash.

KwikTrip expands Transflo to 13 stops

| April 02, 2014

Pegasus TransTech, announced that Kwik Trip has signed an agreement to provide TransFlo Express truck stop scanning at 11 additional store locations in the Midwest.

Kenworth’s Chillicothe plant celebrates 40 years

| April 02, 2014

Kenworth’s assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. The first Kenworth truck rolled off the Chillicothe assembly line in March 1974. Since that date, the employees at Kenworth’s largest plant have assembled more ...

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