Overdrive Extra

Hours and recorders: Give safe drivers some freedom

| April 29, 2014

You shouldn’t have to invest in electronic logging technology to continue proving that you're safe.

Changing Gear grab bag: Facebook likes, Bluetooth weights, truck giveaways

| April 28, 2014

Kenworth Truck Co. announced that its official Facebook site surpassed 100,000 likes. The social media site is designed as a forum for information from Kenworth and thoughts from Kenworth owners and enthusiasts about their trucks. ...

6 revealing facts about the owner-operator population

| April 22, 2014

The latest Overdrive report, just out, says demand for owner-operator services is high and the balance of leased and independent operators continues to shift.

Surfing For Gear: Updates from Gates, Fontaine, Rotary Lift, SKF, Bridgestone

| April 21, 2014

The Gates Corp., a manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, unveiled its updated corporate website the company says was designed with OEM, MRO and distributor audiences in mind. The new Gates.com is built for easier ...

Smile for the camera, but keep your eyes on the road

| April 15, 2014

Having anyone’s camera inches away from you virtually the entire time you’re doing your job, and knowing that you don’t have control of the on/off switch, has to be unnerving.

Vote for your favorite beautiful trucker

| April 15, 2014

Selected quotes from our Most Beautiful nominees: “I love this industry and wouldn’t do anything else. I have a heart of gold and would give my last roller for a fellow driver in need”... and more!

Equipment Spotlight: For today’s tech-heavy trucks, AGM batteries may be best

| April 14, 2014

Vehicular batteries are technological marvels. But for all our dependence on them in both commercial and consumer applications, they largely are forgotten or ignored – until they fail, of course. For most of the past century, ...

E-logging: What’s trackable is going to get tracked

| April 08, 2014

Even if we lived in an alternate universe where hours of service did not exist, fleets eventually would monitor drivers’ locations and hours.

About Overdrive Extra

Overdrive Extra is a continuing blog on a wide-range of trucking-related topics brought to you by various Overdrive editors.

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