Overdrive Extra

Standard live weight tool making bulk life easier

| April 11, 2012

On-board scale manufacturer Air-Weigh’s QuickLoad Trailer Scale now comes standard on all Sidump’r trailers, says Sidump’r General Manager Jennifer Koepke. “It’s a major customer benefit, providing protection from overweight citations, improving productivity and, at the ...

FMCSA close to finalizing medical registry rule

| April 10, 2012

Industry sources say that FMCSA is working on a rule to establish a national registry of FMCSA-certified medical examiners.

‘Even the look of the rigs has changed’

| April 10, 2012

The LA Times takes notice of and reports on modern tactics for improving fuel economy in trucks.

TCA’s weight-loss contest week 7: Individual driver leaders

| April 09, 2012

After we posted last week on the week 6 results of the Truckload Carriers Association's Weight-Loss Showdown competition among carriers and their drivers and staff members, the organization released the week 7 results, including not ...

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 ...

Prime commanding lead in TCA weight-loss showdown

| April 05, 2012

The Truckload Carriers Association's Weight-Loss Showdown competition is now well into its 7th week, and results from the end of week 6 showed Springfield, Mo.-based, heavily owner-operator-focused carrier Prime Inc.'s personnel holding a relatively strong ...

Tornado hits Dallas Schneider facility

| April 03, 2012

A Dallas-area Schneider National facility was reportedly hit by a tornado this afternoon.

Emmert International hauls 340-ton ‘rock show’

| April 03, 2012

Need a 340-ton boulder moved? Call the heavy haulers at Emmert International. If you've gotten your copy of the April issue of Overdrive, or read it online in the digital edition, you've likely made note of ...

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