Overdrive Extra

Sorting through highway funding plans: Several irons in the fire

| March 06, 2014

With Highway Trust Fund bankruptcy and the expiration of the MAP-21 act looming, here's a look at some of the key proposals so far to stabilize highway money and fund the next bill.

Changing Gear: Updates from Exxon Mobil, Daimler, Kenworth, Volvo, Navistar

| March 04, 2014

This union sounds like the beginning of a beautiful friendship. ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants announced that Daimler Trucks has chosen Mobil Delvac-branded heavy-duty diesel engine oils for factory-fill in its Freightliner- and Western Star-branded vehicles. ...

Young singer preaches an offbeat ‘Truck Stop Gospel’

| March 03, 2014

“In ‘Truck Stop Gospel,’ his narration is so astute it's impossible to tell what side he's on — not that it matters,” writes reviewer Kim Ruehl.

Hey, over here! Obama’s fuel efficiency sideshow

| February 26, 2014

There’s much more to be gained regarding fuel use and emissions by improving our crumbling, cramped infrastructure, as Werner Enterprises President Derek Leathers said in response to the Obama announcement.

Changing Gear: Updates from Western Star, Fontaine, Progressive, Beall, Stemco

| February 17, 2014

Western Star announces frame rail-mounted vertical exhaust stack for 4700s, Progressive refreshes its LED packaging and more.

The pros and cons of bringing ‘Moneyball’ to trucking

| February 16, 2014

Have any of the industry’s good intentions (longer retention, improved safety) with predictive analytics had effects that drivers would consider not so good?

Bringing back Overdrive’s Most Beautiful!

| February 14, 2014

Overdrive's Most Beautiful Contest launches on Valentine's Day 2014. Submit your sweetheart.

Changing Gear: Updates from TRP, Western Star, East, Fontaine

| February 11, 2014

TRP Aftermarket Parts unveils a new user-friendly website, while Western Star brings a tough Allison transmission into the fold and more.

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