Overdrive Extra

Change thinking, not oil

| July 29, 2013

Using oil analysis can save you money in new oil, oil disposal and overall maintenance -- and can alert you to emerging engine problems.

Hours of service option: Earning flexibility

| July 25, 2013

Gold Card status would bring freedom from hours of service regs on the assumption that this is an experienced, safe, mature driver who knows to drive when rested and rest when tired.

Meritor races on Sunday to sell on Monday

| July 21, 2013

I spent last week in the U.K. and Germany with Meritor’s Commercial Vehicle Brake Division, learning about how this American company currently competes and plans to continuing competing on the global stage. What I saw ...

AP: Gotcha! Traffic cams’ massive data piles create privacy issues

| July 18, 2013

Truckers by now have become familiar with the increasingly detailed electronic trail they create. Certainly any driver who’s been through the log book wringer by an ambulance chaser following a wreck knows all the time ...

Big Bertha works the gas fields, but still shines

| July 14, 2013

Eric Lazos put a lot of love into his 1999 Peterbilt 379 and still crosses the country to serve oil and gas fields.

NSA leaker cleared by firm that dings drivers

| July 08, 2013

Maybe truck drivers should apply for Top Secret clearance first: That should look good on a resumé — and then they could claim PSP records are classified. . .

I-40 lanes back open in Arkansas

| July 04, 2013

"Interstate truckers need a good federal highway system. The price we pay is regulation. Want the feds out of your business? Get used to sitting around in local traffic."

Are cheaper trucks on the horizon?

| July 03, 2013

I was flipping through the latest issue of Car & Driver on the plane Monday on my way up to Chicago to test-drive and International 9900i tractor when I ran across an excellent article entitled ...

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