Overdrive Extra

White House aims to protect consumers from oil speculation

| April 23, 2012

President Barack Obama took oil speculators to task last week, asking both his staffs and Congress to take measures to prevent speculators from cheating consumers.

Lucky 13: Natural gas engines performing well in ready-mix

| April 21, 2012

Chicago-based Ozinga Ready Mix drivers report plenty of power and responsive shifting from 13 Cummins-Westport natural gas-powered Kenworth mixer trucks now in operation, moving from its Chinatown Plant near downtown. “Since city officials are trying to ...

Big fleet earnings could mean bigger paychecks

| April 20, 2012

Carriers who have seen big growth over the last year could be passing some of it on to owner-operators.

Lawler wants trucking message to spread

| April 19, 2012

Country music singer Lindsay Lawler took a shine to the trucking industry – and drivers, specifically – after landing a gig at the Great American Trucking Show.

Chuck Bosselman inducted in racing hall of fame

| April 18, 2012

The 15th class of the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame, to be inducted in October at the Fireman’s Hall in Lincoln, Neb., is set to include one Chuck Bosselman, second-generation owner of the famous ...

ATTN Charleston port haulers: boosted cash incentive

| April 17, 2012

The folks at Cascade Sierra Solutions, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting operators with opportunities to boost environmental friendliness and operational profitability, sent a notice today any Charleston, S.C., port haulers will want to take notice ...

Tire whack-a-mole

| April 16, 2012

Goodyear shows off its DuraSeal puncture-battling technology.

More in the name of stock

| April 14, 2012

The Diesel Specialists Association released a statement saying it does not support bypassing emissions standards in the name of performance.

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