Overdrive Company Driver of the Year presented with pickup

| May 05, 2014

Jack Fielding last week was presented with the 2013 Ram 2500 he won as 2013 Driver of the Year in the contest produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

Cargo theft incidents drop, value rises as food, home loads remain hot targets

| May 05, 2014

In the first three months of the year, 206 cargo thefts were reported in the U.S. with an average value per load of $207,982, according to FreightWatch International's quarterly theft report. Here's a breakdown of the type and location of loads stolen.

Lane-changing Buick nails trailer’s rear — Could trucker have prevented it?

| May 02, 2014

Truck operator John Doe was unable to keep his truck from being struck by a car that cut into his lane without warning. Was this a preventable accident?

6,800 trucking jobs added in April, unemployment rate tumbles

| May 02, 2014

The for-hire trucking industry added 6,800 payroll jobs in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released May 2 by the DOL. The economy as a whole added 288,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent.

CSA: The difference (or lack thereof) a year makes

| May 01, 2014

Report from the CSA Subcommittee to the MCSAC shows a somewhat different overall tune from the year prior as FMCSA retrenches in its commitment to the CSA program.

PIB tip: Open a separate checking account for your business

| May 01, 2014

If you are the sole owner of the business, open an additional personal account and save yourself the extra fees associated with business accounts. Deposit your settlement checks in this account and pay yourself for ...

Connectivity for business: Load boards, weather, job searches highlight work resources

| May 01, 2014

Online load boards, weather apps and trucking news apps and sites top open responses from Overdrive readers on their favorite work-related websites.

Agency to start process of hiking carrier insurance minimums with MCSAC meeting

| May 01, 2014

An FMCSA committee will meet this month to begin work on the agency's plan to raise the minimum amount of liability insurance required by carriers.

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