Todd Dills

October’s featured show truck: ’94 379

That’s what Ronnie King’s wife had to say about this Ripe & Ready, this 1994 Peterbilt 379 – pictured with model Shelby – after he laid on the bright yellow paint.

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Pay trends, part 2: Various segments rewarding performance

Carriers like Nussbaum Transportation (dry van), Melton Truck Lines (flatbed) and TWT Refrigerated are boosting pay in new ways to attract owner-operators and company drivers.

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Poll: How has the CSA-related PSP employment history program affected you?

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Another fall view, with truck!

Learn how to share your fall pictures with Overdrive here, with a view from reader Guy Broderick.

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‘Monkey Gouger’ Jimmy Ardis in Real Life Trucking Hero running

The owner-operator is one of several up for the Progressive Commercial contest's $15,000 grand prize. Vote by October 31 to register your support for your favorite contenderss.

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Hot button: Call a truce with marijuana?

More than 60 percent of Overdrive readers favored some form of marijuana-use legalization or decriminalization, with a majority reflecting three current state ballot initiatives beyond medical use.

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Strikes, stonings back in the South African trucking mix

A three-week work stoppage by a majority of South African drivers that resorted in trucker-to-trucker violence shows history can repeat itself just one year on.

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Pay trends, part 1: Near-term forecast mixed

While industry analysts say rising owner-operator compensation for both leased drivers and independents is on a slow rise, anecdotal reports and some polls suggest otherwise.

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Expediting: Singing the praises with Don Lanier

A chance meeting with expedited driver Don Lanier yields insights into the segment.

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Software: Rig Expense Tracker user John Clark

Owner-operator Clark finds the Rig Expense Tracker software easy to use and effective in assisting his tracking of expenses, income, invoices and more.

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