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.

DOT warning carriers about fraudulent letters seeking bank information

| July 24, 2014

Carriers should be on the lookout for fraudulent letters appearing to be from “Equifax Credit Information Services — Government division" and seeking financial information.

OOIDA gets behind drivers’ class-action lawsuit against FMCSA, pre-employment reports

| July 24, 2014

OOIDA this week expressed its support for the six truck drivers who filed a class-action lawsuit against trucking regulators, claiming they divulged to potential employers too much information about their prior violations.

Navistar hit with another class-action suit over alleged EGR-only engine defects

| July 24, 2014

Another class-action lawsuit against Navistar-International and its MaxxForce engine line has been made public, and like the others, it accuses the truck and engine maker of knowingly selling engines with defects and concealing those defects from truck buyers.

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.

CSA’s Safety Measurement System site getting redesign, new features in August

| July 23, 2014

One of the key goals of the redesign is to better highlight elements of the SMS that actually correlate with crash risk, FMCSA says.

FedEx calls foul on Justice Department indictment in prescription medicine deliveries

| July 22, 2014

FedEx, the second largest for-hire trucking company in the country, says it is innocent of the charges brought against it by the Department of Justice over packages it delivered that contained illegally prescribed drugs purchased on the Internet.

Future for trucking bright? ATA predicts so

| July 22, 2014

Trucking will see continued growth both in freight and revenue in the next 10 years, according to the American Trucking Associations' U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2025.

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