Overdrive Staff

ELD, fleet management system maker Omnitracs buying competitor XRS for $178M

| September 02, 2014

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced Sept. 2 that it has agreed to acquire XRS Corporation for $178 million.

Simple solution for ending ‘driver shortage,’ survey says: Pay drivers more

| September 02, 2014

Carriers use a wide array of tactics to find and keep drivers, but a results from a recently published survey show there’s overwhelmingly one thing fleets can do to accomplish their recruiting and retention goals: ...

Shell Rotella recognizing trucking, other industries with ‘Hardworking’ tv spots

| September 01, 2014

Shell Rotella announced last week that in honor of Labor Day, it had a new ad airing on RFD TV, the Outdoor Channel, Fox Sports 1 and Destination America. The ad is the latest in Shell's ...

Labor Day podcast: Take a load off with the Trucker Talent Search performancesPodcast

| September 01, 2014

Whether you're at home or running the highways this fine Labor Day, in the podcast here you can take a tour with Overdrive's Todd Dills through performances by Trucker Talent Search emcee Tony Justice, contestants ...

PIB tip: Save every receipt, no matter how small

| August 29, 2014

Why “tip” the taxman? Place an envelope in your truck for collecting your receipts and send them at the end of each month to your business services provider.

Truck operator backs into on-the-move pancake patron — Could he have prevented the accident?

| August 29, 2014

While making a deliver at a restaurant, truck operator John Doe backed into the car of an unsuspecting patron who was trying to leave the restaurant. Could he have prevented this accident?

Running in the desert: Owner-op’s 2014 Kenworth T660

| August 29, 2014

In his year-old ‘14 Kenworth T660, owner-operator Christopher Harrison hauls dry freight from Reno, Nev., to San Francisco and down to Los Angeles, he says.

Boyd, Interstate raising pay

| August 28, 2014

Boyd Bros. Transportation (No. 92 in the CCJ Top 250) and Interstate Distributor (No. 72 in the CCJ Top 250) both announced Aug. 28 they would be implementing pay raises for their drivers. Boyd, the Clayton, ...

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