News

PDI Pride & Polish winners: Rethwisch’s ‘Blood, Sweat and Gass’ picks up another win, along with other repeaters

| October 19, 2014

Four more trucks punched their tickets to compete in the 2015 Pride & Polish National Championship, including Bill Rethwisch's reigning winner 'Blood, Sweat, and Gass' and two other Pride & Polish regulars.

Kenworth adds ‘virtual driver coach’ option to T680, T880 models

| October 17, 2014

Kenworth introduced Oct. 17 a new driver coaching system that will be available in T680 and T880 models spec’d with the Paccar MX-13 engine and an automated transmission. The Driver Performance Assistant will give immediate feedback to drivers on how their operation of the truck will impact fuel economy and wear on brakes.

80 percent of public oppose overturning current hours rule, trucking questions study

| October 17, 2014

Safety groups are pushing a new study that shows 80 percent of the American public wants Congress to leave the 2013 hours-of-service rule in place and to abandon efforts to suspend the rule. Trucking groups, however, say the results of the study are “misleading” and “harmful.”

Driver saves woman who went into cardiac arrest along the highway

| October 17, 2014

Truck driver Vijaydeep Sahasi has been named the latest Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel after he performed CPR on a woman on the side of the road who had gone into cardiac arrest.

‘If you can’t shift, you can’t drive!’ — Readers react on transmission transition in driver training

| October 17, 2014

Is more uptake of automatic transmissions the future of the industry? Most readers weighed in on the side of manual learning in driver training, but some sung automatic praises...

Stay Connected

Sign up to get Overdrive's daily newsletter.