Business

Quick-footed motorist clips rig’s trailer — could the trucker have prevented it?

| June 27, 2014

John Doe could not move his tractor-trailer out of a tight squeeze in an intersection before an impatient sports car driver hit his trailer. Was this a preventable accident?

Hoses and belts: How to avoid premature failure and maximize the life

| June 26, 2014

Truck engines are hellish environments, so overlooking belts and hoses is an invitation to disaster. Since good maintenance is no guarantee against premature failure, knowledgeable technicians know to change out belts or hoses if even a hint of trouble is spotted.

Former FMCSA administrator supports suspension of restart restrictions

| June 26, 2014

Annette Sandberg comes out in support of suspending restart restrictions introduced in 2013; nearly six in 10 Overdrive readers believe doing so would positive impact highway safety.

Love’s now offering freight factoring; low rates, free remote processing

| June 26, 2014

Love's has introduced Love's Financial, which will offer factoring services for drivers. Love's says it will pay within 24 hours, allowing drivers to get money for loads before shippers would have paid them.  The new service ...

Consultant: New CSA wave washing ashore

| June 25, 2014

Regulatory compliance expert Jeff Davis says a virtual tsunami of regulations directly or indirectly related to CSA has begun to hit the trucking industry.

PIB tip: Develop a business plan

| June 25, 2014

A business plan outlines the details of your operation, including the types of freight you’ll haul, the traffic lanes you’ll run and the rate you’ll be paid. Here's why you need one.

BigRoad plans 395.15 compliant e-log, integrates with Sylectus

| June 25, 2014

BigRoad COO and cofounder Terry Frey estimates end-of-summer for the e-log, while Sylectus TMS integration with the BigRoad logging app is live today.

E-log proposed mandate comment period nearing end

| June 24, 2014

Following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's extension of the public comment period on its proposed electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, comments close finally on June 26.

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