Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx has been pegged as outgoing Secretary Ray LaHood's replacement as the head of the Department of Transportation.
Drivers, responding to an FMCSA study that some interpreted as backing up what they have been saying for years, showed unity around the call for more berth-use flexibility to improve safety,
Deborah Hersman — the director of the National Transportation Safety Board — is the leading candidate to replace LaHood, say sources close to the situation.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is researching truck size and weights and will soon begin studying availability of truck parking by state.
"Either it's legal, safe and compliant or I'm not going to do it." --owner-operator Marc Springer, who refused a load he'd won the bid on during filming of Shipping Wars' third season.
What happens when a bird of prey tries to communicate with a DOT traffic camera? It makes for good humor on Twitter.
If FMCSA finds any deficiency, the new entrant has only 15 days to submit a plan of correction, not up to 60 days, as used to be allowed.
Two driver-appreciation efforts -- by Rudolph Foods and XRS (formerly Xata) -- yield interesting results.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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