Business

Video witnesses: Honoring the privacy bargain with drivers

Privacy worries over dual road- and driver-facing video systems in trucks are being mitigated, makers say, by a bargain with drivers to be "minimally invasive." More on systems' utility for small fleets in Part 2 of this feature here.

Read More

Hands on with Navistar’s latest transmission options

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts takes International ProStars for a test drive — one powered by the Cummins-Eaton Smart Advantage powertrain and the other with Navistar's MaxxForce 13 and the Allison TC10 automated-manual transmission.

Read More

Future for trucking bright? ATA predicts so

Trucking will see continued growth both in freight and revenue in the next 10 years, according to the American Trucking Associations' U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2025.

Read More

National average diesel price hits lowest point since November

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 2.5 cents in the week ended July 21 to $3.869, according to the DOE. That's the biggest price drop since the week ended Nov. 11, and the lowest price since the week ended Nov. 25.

Read More

Drivers sue FMCSA over pre-employment report information

Six drivers have filed a class-action lawsuit against FMCSA claiming the agency “disparaged” their safety records and diminished their value as truck drivers by oversharing information on the drivers’ Pre-Employment Screening Program reports.

Read More

Video witnesses: Dual-camera systems making in-roads in fleet trucks

How truck-based cameras are capturing evidence that affects safety and privacy on the road.

Read More

Lawsuits mount against Cat’s ACERT engines, court consolidates cases

More than a dozen lawsuits have now been filed against former truck engine maker Caterpillar over its 2007-2010 year model ACERT C13 and C15 engines. A multidistrict litigation court has consolidated the cases.

Read More

PIB tip: Factors that influence interest rates

Want to know what factors most influence your credit rating and, thus, your interest rates for truck loans? Here's what you need to know.

Read More

Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Going independent on TV: Todd and Tamera Sturgis

Overdrive's 2013 Most Beautiful top-ten finisher Jessica Samko is likewise a featured hauler in this year's Shipping Wars season on A&E.

Read More

FMCSA speeds work on raising carrier insurance minimums, slows on Safety Fitness scoring rule

The prospect of a proposed Safety Fitness Determination rule coming this year seems to have diminished, as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made its work on producing a rule raising the minimum amount of liability insurance for carriers a higher priority, according to projected rule publication dates in a recent DOT report.

Read More