The Truckload Carriers Association now supports increasing the allowable truck weight from 80,000 to 88,000 pounds.
Commercial Driver Compliance Improvement Act would mandate electronic on-board recorders for commercial vehicles.
Engine problems worsen, FedEx Ground wins key case, APU grants offered to OOIDA, truck-related fatalities drop and more industry issues are featured.
A new program sheds intense light on driver crash and inspection records. For good drivers, safety equals bargaining power for pay.
Eligible members can get a 40 percent reimbursement for the cost of the APU and installation.
The First Observer component is to recruit and train industry volunteers to report suspicious activities.
A coalition proposed a short-term 10 percent tax credit buying Class 8 trucks with 2010 engines.
Don’t endure another winter without idle-reduction equipment when there’s money to help you.
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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