Overdrive Staff

Regulatory onslaught to shrink capacity, spur rate increase, economist says

| December 06, 2013

The regulatory bottleneck heading toward the trucking industry in 2014 will further shrink the driver pool and the industry's capacity and could lead to a 6 percent increase in truckload rates by the second quarter ...

10 tips to avoid holiday depressionPodcast

| December 05, 2013

1. Acknowledge your feelings It’s normal to feel sadness and grief if you are not with a loved one over the holidays. It’s okay to cry or express your feelings. Realize that you can’t force holiday ...

Download: ‘Drivin’ My Life Away’ version by Tony Justice

| December 05, 2013

With driver and singer-songwriter Tony Justice's "Apple Pie Moonshine" hitting all the major truck stops in the next weeks, a special download here for Overdrive readers.

Christmas tree arrives at U.S. Capitol

| December 04, 2013

Hauled behind a Mack by lead driver Duane Brusseau, the 80-foot Englemann Spruce was light with great fanfare on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Dec. 3.

House introduces bill that would raise fuel tax 15 cents to fund highways

| December 04, 2013

Presented as a highway funding solution, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced into the House today a bill that if enacted would institute a 15-cent increase per gallon in fuel taxes.

Undoing hours rule, implementing e-logs key items on 2014 ATA agenda

| December 04, 2013

ATA Chairman Phil Byrd said undoing this year's hours-of-service rule changes, working on an electronic log mandate, fixing CSA and working to improve driver respect are some key areas ATA will focus on in 2014.

Potable Pete: Water-hauling 379

| December 01, 2013

Owner-operator Jonathan Seidler used his 379 Peterbilt for three years to haul water for domestic and forestry use in Oregon.

Giving thanks: Driver dispatches

| November 28, 2013

We asked, and you told. Here find a round-up of readers' answers to the question "What are you thankful for?" Happy Thanksgiving from all the staff at Overdrive!

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