Grid power: How electric lane technology from Europe could transform U.S. trucking

| March 20, 2014

Now experiments in Germany and California with another type of electric truck could lead to a radically new way for trucks as heavy as Class 8 to move freight in the United States.

Introducing new LinkedIn group ‘Overdrive’s Trucking Pro’

| March 19, 2014

Earlier this week, Overdrive launched the "Overdrive's Trucking Pro" LinkedIn group. The open group allows users to post topics for discussion, as well as invite like-minded others to join.

Charts: ‘Driver satisfaction’ unchanged, despite weather, regulatory changes

| March 19, 2014

Despite severe winter weather and "renewed economic and regulatory pressures" on trucking, drivers were no more dissatisfied with their jobs in the winter of 2014 than they were two and a half years earlier, according to charts from Stay Metrics.

Jason’s Law: Five years after the passing of its namesakePodcast

| March 18, 2014

In conversation with Overdrive's Wendy Parker, Hope Rivenburg, marking the fifth anniversary of the death of her husband, for whom the Jason's Law truck parking legislation is named, stresses the need for drivers to continue to press their legislators on areas where truck parking is sorely lacking and/or unsafe.

Dump the thump: Measuring tire pressure precisely is worth more than the time it takes

| March 18, 2014

According to industry experts, thumping tires is a waste of time. Taking the time to ensure your tires are properly inflated will save fuel and extend your tire life.

Diesel price slips, falls 1.8 cents to $4 even

| March 18, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell in the week ended March 17 to $4.003 a gallon, according to the DOE. That's the biggest drop since mid-January.

Hours rule, CSA draw sharp criticism in House hearing, FMCSA head Ferro defends both

| March 17, 2014

FMCSA head Anne Ferro defended in front of Congress last week her agency and two of its most criticized regulatory actions in recent years — the hours-of-service rule changes made in July of last year and the agency's CSA program.

Senate passes bill to exempt propane haulers from hours reg to May 31, bill goes to president

| March 14, 2014

The Senate unanimously passed March 14 a bill that would extend hours-of-service waivers for propane haulers and home heating fuel haulers to March 31. The bill now goes to President Obama, where his signature would make it law.

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