Finalist Sonja Morris: ‘I love making others feel good about themselves’

| June 04, 2014

Morris, an owner-operator, has been driving for 11 years and says trucking "completely changed my life for the better."

Trucking leaders push for suspension of 34-hour restart provisions in DOT funding bill

| June 04, 2014

Trucking industry stakeholders and lobbyists are asking Congress to suspend for a year two of the key changes implemented to hours of service rules for truck operators.

CSA’s Fallout: SMS/safety rating system disconnect compounds problems

| June 04, 2014

Safestat remains the official rating element of FMCSA’s enforcement program. The CSA SMS runs alongside it, giving a more real-time window into inspections, violations and crashes. However, the difference between results produced by each is marked.

TransForce buys Transport America for $310M

| June 03, 2014

TransForce (No. 8 in the CCJ Top 250) announced June 2 it has entered into an agreement to acquire Transport America for $310 million from Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison. Transport America is a dry van ...

CSA series, driver appreciation video, newsletter score Overdrive b-to-b journalism awards

| June 03, 2014

Overdrive has been named a finalist in three American Society of Business Publication Editor awards categories, including a national award in the Video-News category for Overdrive Editor Max Heine's "Headed Home" video and two other regional awards.

FMCSA finalizes changes to data collection to account for due process in roadside citations

| June 03, 2014

Starting Aug. 23, FMCSA will implement changes to data collection system to account for any legal processes that happen after citations are issued in a roadside inspections that could result in removal of the violation from a driver’s or carrier’s record.

Get your 10-cent coffee at Iowa 80 June 4

| June 03, 2014

Iowa 80 Kitchen, the 300-seat full service restaurant in the Iowa 80 Truckstop will be celebrating 50 years in business on June 4, 2014. The restaurant is offering customers an opportunity to order from a special menu insert with 1964 prices.

CSA’s Fallout: Scoring reliability woes dominate independents’ concerns

| June 03, 2014

Overdrive's 2014 CSA survey shows independents are most concerned about reliability of scores, but the system’s many flaws haven’t halted third-party use of the rankings in business decisions.

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