Spot market rates: Seasonal downswing continues as rates stay high

| November 03, 2014

Per-mile rates on the spot market fell for the fourth straight month in October, mostly in line with seasonal trends, but they remained strong and much higher than Octobers in recent years, according to data released Nov. 3 by Internet Truckstop.

Will a Republican takeover of Congress affect trucking?

| November 03, 2014

Will a Republican-controlled Congress affect the trucking industry? More specifically, will a Republican takeover of the Senate benefit the trucking industry?

Driverless trucks: Public shows concern with safety in survey

| November 03, 2014

Results showed two-thirds of all survey respondents "said they would feel less safe sharing the road with driverless semi-trucks," a majority showing no change in sentiment even "if it meant cheaper consumer products or reduced carbon emissions."

POLL: What would be the best outcome for Tuesday’s Congressional elections?

| November 03, 2014

What would be best for trucking: A still divided Congress with Republicans in control of the House, Democrats of the Senate? Or do you hope one party takes both? Tell us here.

Audio mailbag: Liability insurance, sleeper berth flexibilityPodcast

| October 31, 2014

The first in a series of Voices podcasts airing editorial comment on a variety of issues, here stemming from discussion of both sleeper berth period flexibility and FMCSA's planned liability insurance hike in D.C. Call 530-208-6423 at any time to record a message.

Bombs over Baghdad: The difference a year makes

| October 31, 2014

Polling of Overdrive readers on the ISIS threat showed a marked shift from prior sentiment on further military adventures in the Middle East.

Caterpillar unveils second truck in vocational lineup

| October 30, 2014

Caterpillar added a second model to its new line of vocationally focused work trucks with the unveiling of the Class 8 CT681 truck Oct. 30 at the company’s Edwards Proving Grounds outside of Peoria, Ill.

Capitol Christmas tree loaded on Kenworth T880, headed to Washington

| October 30, 2014

The Capitol Christmas tree's yearly trek from to D.C. has begun. The tree was cut down this week and loaded onto a trailer bound for Washington, D.C. Kenworth has the honors of hauling the truck this year, and its using a specially designed T880 to pull the Heil flatbed the tree is loaded on.

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