Overdrive Staff

Onspot’s GSA contract renewed

| January 28, 2015

Onspot of North America, a provider of automatic tire chains, announced that its General Services Administration contract has been renewed for another five years. Onspot’s automatic tire chains are designed to allow the operator to engage ...

Two more e-log makers update software to reflect restart rollback

| January 27, 2015

The VDO RoadLog ELD and the iGlobal ELOG are the latest to receive updates to account for December's suspension of certain hours-of-service provisions.

Fleet news roundup: Teamsters lose votes at FedEx, Werner adds Freedom fleet driver

| January 27, 2015

FedEx announced more of its drivers have rejected Teamsters affiliation, while Werner named an Army vet the driver of one of its Operation Freedom military-themed trucks.

Uptime: Mack TerraPro pumpers get GuardDog support standard option

| January 27, 2015

Mack Trucks offering the GuardDog Connect integrated telematics solution standard on Mack TerraPro concrete pumper models, ordered as of April 2015.

Mack offering special financing for veterans

| January 27, 2015

Mack Financial Services has announced that it will again be offering returning veterans special financing terms for new Mack commercial vehicles in 2015.

Wal-Mart’s private fleet settles wrongful death suit from Tracy Morgan crash

| January 26, 2015

The crash ignited a debate among lawmakers about hours-of-service rules, as it came just after the Senate's initial move to suspend certain provisions of the 2013 HOS rule. Wal-Mart has now reached a civil settlement ...

Kenworth T880 picks up Truck of the Year honors from ATD

| January 26, 2015

The Kenworth T880 was named the American Truck Dealers’ Commercial Truck of the Year this weekend at the ATD Convention and Expo in San Francisco, besting the the Peterbilt 567 and the International WorkStar 7600.

Fraudulent CDL exam scheme used cameras, Bluetooth pencils, DOT reports

| January 23, 2015

The DOT announced recently that three people in New York have pleaded guilty to charges in a scheme in which test takers were provided answers to CDL examinations during the tests using equipment like cameras ...

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