Blogs

Goodbye, Bambi, we hardly knew ye

In the latest installment of Overdrive’s Worst Case Trucking Scenarios series, we take a look at how to avoid hitting a deer.

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The resurrection of Evel Knievel’s 1970s Mack haul rig

In this podcast with Robb Mariani, the onetime host and producer of the American Trucker show marks the beginning of the end of the story of the Evel Knievel Mack haul rig he located several years ago. The restoration is almost done.

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Returning to the Hobbit hole

Wendy reaches the end of another cross-country trucking journey: "My life is better because of trucking, and not just for the obvious reasons of having everything I need on the shelves when I go to buy it."

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‘Long overdue’ — More driver voices raised on FMCSA’s diabetes rule-change proposal

If you haven't yet weighed in on the issue, today is your last day on the federal docket -- you have until midnight Eastern time to do so.

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Have spot market rates really dived as much as you think?

When adjusted to control for the large difference in fuel prices, by some views rates are actually stronger this spring than in 2014.

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Don’t ban me, bro

"I'd like to give a complete list of the banned items, thoughts, beliefs and actions, but the ban police might ban me from the interwebs if I do."

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Interstate tolling: Time to give it up

Congress has dodged the obvious solution, raising fuel taxes, for years because raising taxes is unpopular. What has become popular, for many of those making federal law, is to dump this hot potato to the states.

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Help me find the love today

Wendy and the fried-inverter blues: "Trucking is an adventure, albeit an expensive one, and even though I'm certain she wants to kill us, every time I hear that deep, bubbly Detroit Diesel percolating and popping I'm in love with this truck all over again..."

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Tipping The Scales: Time To Trade In And Trade Up With Cummins ISX15 SmartAdvantage.

The Dispatcher app: More book-now freight options via smartphone

Billing itself as a "concierge service" for independents, the Dispatcher app offers automation of the freight-booking process. Since its soft launch, a few thousand operators now use it regularly.

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Samsung latest to the table with futuristic truck tech

The system uses a wireless camera mounted on the truck’s front and transmits the video feed to four monitors built into the trailer doors.

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