Todd Dills

Kansas driver honored

Mark Goforth was recently named Ruan Transportation Management Systems’ 2012 Driver of the Year after being selected from a pool of more than 4,200 professional drivers. Goforth, who operates out of Ruan’s Topeka, Kan., terminal, has been with Ruan since 2005. He has driven more than 1.5 million miles during his 15 years as a professional truck driver. Goforth was chosen based on length of service, safety, driving records, and exceptional customer service.

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‘Trucker spy’ shooter sentenced

The shooter's owner-operator target, Bruce Johnston, speaks on the long saga of the shooter's conviction and sentencing, which includes time served in a Tennessee work house and a long probationary period.

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Obamacare insurance exchange premiums in N.Y., elsewhere

New York State's release of monthly premium rate information in its 2014 health insurance exchange showed a reduction for many versus current individually purchase health plans.

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New SuperRigs show winner named after eligibility audit

Video, pictures of the newly-named winning rig, Wisconsin-based small fleet owner-operator Bill Rethwisch's Dreamsicle-paint-schemed 2012 Peterbilt 389 and Polar tanker.

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Walcott: ‘High Gear Photography’ with Kenny Hubka

Hubka and his wife's photo work grew out of what he calls a "passion" for both the art of picture taking and, well, trucking.

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Idle Smart/OOIDA partnership

OOIDA members to receive rebate on the purchase of the Idle Smart automatic engine start/stop solution for in-cab climate control.

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POLL: Have the new hours regs impacted your revenue?

Almost three weeks into the effective date of most of the new hours of service regulation, Overdrive wants to know -- have you lost loads, miles and/or revenue on account of the overall reduction in weekly possible on-duty hours with restart restrictions/30-min. required breaks? Or not?

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POLL: Have you ever driven team?

Team driving among husband-wife and other owner-operators is at least fairly common among Overdrive's readership. How common? That's what we want to know -- help us find out by participating in this poll.

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Sluggish rates, accessorials holding back equipment investment

More results from Transport Capital Partners' Second Quarter 2013 Business Expectations Survey show perceived inadequate rates hampering business investment for carriers of all sizes.

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Priceline pricing model comes to LTL loading

OneMorePallet.com is the latest business entity to attempt to apply the Priceline pricing model to some aspect of the trucking business -- in this case it's partial loads for half-empty LTLs.

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