Roadside Attractions

| May 01, 2011

Trucking oddities and interesting features along with Overdrive's Truck Gallery and Channel 19 are featured.

Simplify your record keeping

Kevin Rutherford | May 01, 2011

The owner-operator bookkeeping system I’ve developed is as simple as one can be and generates the best reports possible.

Tornado caught on owner-operators’ webcam

| April 29, 2011

Owner-operators Randy Moyano and Ann Burt (pictured) run in a 1998 Peterbilt pulling a Fontaine RGN with Superior stinger axle for heavy/overdimensional loads, leased to Greentree Transportation. I met the pair a week ago today ...

Electronically controlled unit injector anticipates the future

| April 29, 2011

The 1985 electronically controlled unit injector was ahead of its time in anticipating the reduction of diesel emissions.

Braving the storm — two haulers’ Birmingham tornado stories

| April 29, 2011

"I just spent all day yesterday cleaning up tornado damage," Overdrive Trucker of the Year Dan Heister told me this morning. Heister (pictured) was loaded heading south on I-65 bound for Saginaw, Ala., Wednesday afternoon, when ...

CSA: Compliance plus or safety politics?

| April 28, 2011

Below, a new vid below from my reporting on the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program. But first, a note about the storms that ripped through the Southeast yesterday, with a particularly large tornado moving straight through ...

Popular Mechanics seeks ‘Worst Road’ nominations

| April 27, 2011

Make your voice heard! No, I'm not talking about the proposed mandate of electronic onboard recorders for hours of service compliance (for more about that: comments are open through May 23). Popular Mechanics editors are ...

Freight on your smartphone: TransCore app on the way

| April 26, 2011

Coming in just a couple weeks is the My DAT Truck Stop app (pictured) from freight matching service provider TransCore, operator of the oldest load-board service out there in the DAT boards. My DAT will ...

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