Business

Three ways to get more from your tires

There’s hundreds of dollars a year to be saved by careful tire management.

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Rates drop, continue year-end slide

As has been the case for all three segments in the last three years — except for flatbed in late 2010 — spot market rates for reefer, flatbed and dry van continue their decline after peaking in June, this time each dropping a few cents in October from September.

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Indicators: Surface trade, truck orders, others improve

The week's highlights in potential economic indicators all show positive growth for both the trucking economy and the U.S. economy as a whole.

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Kenny Chesney tour operation named ‘Road Warrior’

Singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney was presented with the Shell Rotella Road Warrior Award Thursday night at the Billboard Touring Awards and Conference.

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Crete named top vet employer

The Lincoln, Neb.-based Crete Carrier Corp. has been named a Top 100 employer of former military members, says G.I. Jobs.

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Hours rule exemption for storm relief extended to Nov. 27

The waiver of certain federal rules for drivers carrying emergency loads to the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy has been extended to Nov. 27.

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Suggested maintenance, inspection practices for flooded trucks

Superstorm Sandy left lots of vehicles, including Class 8 trucks, subject to flooding from contaminated waters. Meritor offers a few tips on what to do if your truck has been affected.

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Truckers react: Obama wins ’12 election

Most commenters on Overdrive's Facebook page were not thrilled to hear news that incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama had been re-elected and were quite vocal on where they stood relative to the national political scene, but he did have some outspoken supporters, too.

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Sandy: Natural gas saves the day for some

Those using natural gas for necessary heating, cooking and power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy's landfall fared much better than those relying just on electrical power.

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Amid lawsuits, Mexican pilot program plods on

A federal court is set to hear OOIDA's case against the cross-border pilot program Dec. 6.

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