Overdrive Staff

Video: Behind the wheel of Freightliner’s SuperTruck

Overdrive had the chance last month to get in cab — and behind the wheel — of Freightliner's concept SuperTruck vehicle.

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ChampTruck spending holiday weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway

The Meritor ChampTruck World Series returns to action this weekend in Charlotte for the fourth race of the big rig racing series’ inaugural season.

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Partners in Business tip: Analyze your oil

Getting an engine oil analysis is a great way to determine engine wear problems before they cause too much damage. It can also cut costs by giving you a precise reading on whether your oil has exhausted its lifespan and needs to be changed to protect your engine, or whether there are many miles of useful life remaining. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator ...

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Love’s opens first location along I-85 in Alabama

Love’s Travel Stops announced the opening of a new location in Shorter, Ala., along Interstate 85.

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PC-Miler with hours manager

ALK Technologies introduction of the hours manager into PC-Miler software allows for better small fleet back-office planning around required breaks, among top problems with the hours of service recently identified by Overdrive readers.

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Partners in Business: Understanding your earnings

Most owner-operators are paid on a per-mile basis or a percentage of revenue per load. The per-mile basis is most prevalent. Pay per mile tends to dominate discussions about pay because it is easier to measure, and pay per mile often is wrongly used as the deciding factor in the decision about leasing to a carrier. While pay per mile can be a vital factor, it’s not a cure for every ill. Nor does it mean ...

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POLL: Should the confederate flag come down from S.C.’s state house monument?

As movement against the presence of the Confederate battle flag on South Carolina's State House grounds grows, what's your take on whether the flag should come down -- or not?

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Long-term highway bill, cleared by Senate committee, could have legs

The Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday unanimously passed a six-year, $275 billion called the DRIVE Act. The bill, first introduced this year, increases funding levels slightly from the two-year MAP-21 highway funding act passed in 2012.

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New load board opens for business

Drivers, brokers and shippers have a new resource with the launch of Apex Capital Corp’s NextLOAD.com.

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Owner-ops can get $3,000 rebate on Kenworth Icon 900

Fleets and owner-operators purchasing the new Kenworth Icon 900 by the end of the year could be eligible for a $3,000 rebate.

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