A cross-border plan is detailed, a Navy vet is named Back on the Road winner, owner-operator is named Goodyear Highway Hero, Trucker Buddy recognizes pen pals and more industry news items are featured.
NHTSA projects the 2010 fatality rate will be the lowest recorded since 1949, with 1.09 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has asked federal officials to require greater rear impact protection for commercial trailers
A long-haul cross-border Mexican trucking program is proposed, Dart buys Fil-More assets, trucking groups back ATA's appeal against the Port of Los Angeles and many other industry news items are featured.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will mandate speed limiters on new heavy-duty trucks.
Forty-one percent of motorists reported having fallen asleep while driving passenger vehicles, according to AAA survey released this month.
A review by scientists showed a potential for more than a 35 percent reduction in fuel consumption from heavy-duty vehicles.
Two public hearings are scheduled for proposed federal medium- and heavy-duty truck standards.
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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