Bendix breaks 300,000 trucks using collision stability system

| March 26, 2014

At last year's Mid-America Trucking Show, Bendix made a bold prediction; that the company would have 300,000 trucks on the road using the company's Electronic Stability Program (ESP) collision and stability system. At the company's breakfast ...

Overdrive, TCA name year’s top truckers

| March 25, 2014

Two Canadian drivers took top honors Tuesday night at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting, each winning a 2013 Ram 2500, sponsored by Chevron Delo and Cummins. The competition is managed by TCA and Overdrive. Terrance ...

Teamsters strike agreement with Calif. port carrier on drivers’ right to unionize

| March 24, 2014

The National Labor Relations Board has negotiated a settlement between a California carrier and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to post notice about the right to unionize.

Hours rule waivers for propane haulers extended as Obama signs exemption bill

| March 24, 2014

Propane haulers in 36 states are exempt from federal hours-of-service regulations until May 31, as President Barack Obama signed a bill into law March 21 that extends waivers first granted in February by FMCSA.

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.

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