Overdrive Staff

Letters to the editor

UPDATED HOURS RULE INCREASES SAFETY RISK Regarding the change to the hours of service rule effective Oct. 1 ["Berth Order," S...

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Industry news

NEW SLEEPER RULE CONFUSES TRUCKERS, AS THE OLD ONE DID Industry leaders say plenty of truckers have voiced questions over the r...

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Channel 19 – December 20081

NOTHING BUT A SMILE! SCIENCE VALIDATES DEL REEVES EFFECT Researchers at Vanderbilt University have found tha...

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High five for fuel

DON'T FORGET THESE, TOO Other ways to cut fuel costs might not amount to a lot - 1 percent to 2 percent in these cases - but ev...

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One step ahead

FAMILY: Ann, wife of 13 years; children Louis, 7, Lindsey, 18, Katrina, 20, Clint, 22 RIG: 2000 International 9400i DRIVING CAREER: 32...

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News from the fleets

MAVERICK BUMPS PAY 2 CENTS PER MILE Maverick Transportation raised pay 2 cents per mile across the board, its third pay raise i...

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What advice would you give to new truck drivers?

TERRY CHAMBERS Broxton, Ga. Tri-State Expedited Freight "Think safety." BYRON THOMPSON Lukin, Texas Midnigh...

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Pride & Polish: Where eagles fly

Tim Thornhill's 1986 Peterbilt 359, Trees Forever, was named Best of Show Bobtail. It also won Firsts in Interior Excluding Sleeper, En...

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Storm surge

Sporadic diesel shortages erupted in the days immediately after the hurricane, as at this Toomsuba, Miss., truck stop. ...

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Tire tradeoff

Keeping regular records on tires - date and mileage at installation, and then tread depths at mileage increments - gives you information...

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