Trucking’s Top Rookie finalists announced, $25k in prizes available

| July 29, 2014

Randall-Reilly, publisher of Overdrive, has announced the finalists in its 2014 Mike O’Connell Memorial Trucking’s Top Rookie contest. More than $25,000 in cash and prizes will be given to the winners.

Got a problem? Here’s the quick fix for it

| July 27, 2014

I tend to be a little more direct in my problem-solving. I look for the soft spot in a problem and poke a stick in it.

Fiction posing as fact at the Counter of Knowledge

| July 25, 2014

Enter any truck stop that has a “Counter of Knowledge,” sit down close enough to hear what they're saying and listen. You will be amazed and, quite possibly, revolted.

Overdrive founder, trucking activist Mike Parkhurst dies

| July 24, 2014

Mike Parkhurst, who founded Overdrive and served as its editor for more than two decades, died of a heart attack Monday. He was 81.

Birds of a feather truck together

| July 24, 2014

More new, notable or odd followers of @OverdriveUpdate on Twitter.

Video witnesses: Honoring the privacy bargain with drivers

| July 23, 2014

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.

What owner-ops have nightmares about

| July 23, 2014

It's not the kind of thing an excitable wife and business partner wants to hear. I may have been less than supportive when I suggested we pray for an electrical fire.

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

| July 21, 2014

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

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