International trucks

Imagine running for the same fleet for 50 years…

| May 25, 2012

Can you? We’ve heard no shortage of stories of independents who’ve stayed active that long leased to different carriers or on their own, but never with the same company. (If you have, I'm all ears!) I ...

$100 off apnea test; Motorhead Garage TV at Diamond International

| May 06, 2012

Motorhead Garage TV to feature International dealerships this morning Diamond Companies, a holding company for International Truck and IC Bus dealerships in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas, will be featured on a special “Big Rig” episode of ...

Meet John Borofka, Dart Contractor of the Year

| April 07, 2012

When I tripped up to Dart Transit headquarters in Eagan, Minn., last month to visit with the Overdrive Owner-Operator of the Year, Dart-leased Larry Severson, I got the unexpected benefit of sitting in on a ...

Lakeville orders 165 International ProStar+ trucks

| December 16, 2011

Less-than-truckload carrier Lakeville Motor Express announced Dec. 16 purchase of a new fleet of 165 International ProStar+ trucks. Chairman Shari Taylor Wilsey and Roger Wilsey Sr., CEO, recently assumed ownership of LME. The carrier was named Commercial ...

Braving the storm — two haulers’ Birmingham tornado stories

| April 29, 2011

"I just spent all day yesterday cleaning up tornado damage," Overdrive Trucker of the Year Dan Heister told me this morning. Heister (pictured) was loaded heading south on I-65 bound for Saginaw, Ala., Wednesday afternoon, when ...

TerraStar 4×4 commercial truck

| April 06, 2011

The TerraStar 4x4 truck is built for construction, utility, landscape and other off-highway applications. Its 300-hp, 6.4-liter MaxxForce 7 V-8 engine delivers 660 lb.-ft. torque and features a compacted graphite iron block, which offers high ...

Interviewing Dan Heister, Overdrive’s Trucker of the YearImage Gallery

| February 16, 2011

In this month's issue of Overdrive, I wrote about the recession-surviving prowess of Boyd Bros.-leased owner-operator Dan Heister (pictured), whose mastery of his short-medium haul niche in Boyd's self-dispatch/percentage-pay Independent Express program brought him through ...

Survey: Truck owner satisfaction peaks early

Jeff Crissey | July 01, 2010

Class 8 truck owner satisfaction peaks in the first nine months the truck is in service, then decreases notably

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