Overdrive Staff

Driver slams tree in the road in heavy snow — Could trucker have prevented it?

| February 14, 2014

Truck driver John Doe was caught in a bad blizzard on a dark road in the middle of South Dakota when he suddenly came up on a fallen tree in the road. He couldn't stop ...

Support rallying for increase in fuel taxes to fund roads

| February 14, 2014

More voices in support of raising fuel taxes as a means to fund the nation's attention-starved highways came this week at a Senate committee held to discuss creation of the next highway reauthorization bill.

Pay and play: ’03 Western Star works in the summer, tours in the winter

| February 13, 2014

Owner-operator Bill Kolias’ 2003 Western Star works hard during the summer, towing throughout New Hampshire. When cool weather arrives, Kolias, his wife and grandson take the truck and camper to Florida for the winter.

Agency shuts down driver said to have driven 35 hours straight before fatal crash

| February 13, 2014

FMCSA announced it has shut down an Illinois-based driver with an imminent hazard out-of-service order after a fatal crash led to the discovery he had driven well over HOS limits and falsified his logs to ...

Goodyear names Highway Hero finalists

| February 12, 2014

Four finalists have been named for Goodyear's annual Highway Hero Award, with stories ranging from rescuing a young boy from a fiery car, pulling a man to safety from a fiery crash and over-the-cliff truck ...

Falsifying logs, violating FMCSA shutdowns, hauling hazmat illegally: Trucking crime roundup

| February 11, 2014

Federal courts have taken action in recent weeks against several violators in the trucking industry, including cases of hauling explosives illegally and recklessly, evading shut down orders and falsifying logs.

‘Deadliest Catch’ star Edgar Hansen, country stars Sara Evans, Craig Morgan highlight Red Eye Radio booth at MATS

| February 10, 2014

Red Eye Radio's lobby booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show next month will have on hand Edgar Hansen, one of the stars of the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" show, along with country stars Sara Evans ...

FMCSA shuts down an owner-operator, company driver for intoxication, other violations

| February 07, 2014

FMCSA announced Feb. 7 it had issued imminent hazard out-of-service order to a Tennessee-based owner-operator and a Florida-based truck driver for issues related to being intoxicated while driving.

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