The ‘Real life trucking hero’

| August 26, 2014

To recognize truckers, Progressive brings back its third annual contest, having launched at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas; anyone can now nominate a trucker through September 30.

Diesel price hits lowest point in 14 months

| August 25, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point since the week ended July 1, 2013, after falling 1.4 cents in the week ended Aug. 25 to $3.821. The price of diesel has now fallen eight straight weeks, dating back to the week ended July 7.

Ontario court to hear challenge to speed limiter law

| August 25, 2014

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has agreed to hear a challenge to province’s speed limiters law. The next step will be for the province’s highest court to schedule oral arguments before a three-judge panel.

CSA changes: Agency implements plan to account for due process in inspection citations

| August 25, 2014

Violations against drivers or carriers that are dismissed or result in a “not guilty” ruling will no longer count in Compliance, Safety, Accountability scoring nor on driver Pre-Employment Screening Reports, FMCSA says.

IdleAir adds four Pilot stops, five dedicated facilities

| August 25, 2014

IdleAir announced at the Great American Trucking Show last week it now operates five dedicated facilities with single terminals in conjunction with C.R. england, Con-way Truckload, CalArk, Werner Enterprises and TSA/Panamex. The truck stop electrification service ...

The reign continues: Diorio, Rethwisch repeat as champs as Pride & Polish names 4 top rigs

| August 23, 2014

Small fleet owners Bill Rethwisch and Vinnie Dirorio will be taking home Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship trophies for the second straight year, along with two other perennial Pride & Polish competitors and owner-operators Bob Brinker and Austin Ashley.

Swiftwick compression sock to be sold in Pilot Flying J truck stops

| August 23, 2014

“A compression sock ought to be a part of the uniform of every single fleet.” --Swiftwick CEO Mark Cleveland on the long-term health benefits of compression socks. He commended Pilot Flying J for “recognizing it as a driver health initiative.”

Keith Sampson named Trucker Talent Search winner at GATS

| August 22, 2014

Keith Sampson was named winner of the Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search Aug. 22 by judges at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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